Reablement Service (HART) | Oxfordshire County Council

Reablement Service (HART)

Countywide service providing time limited reablement support to in the community.

Aim of the service

The Reablement service provided by HART (Home Assessment and Reablement Team) allows you to leave hospital once your medical needs are stable; or to remain at home following a minor accident or illness, rather than being admitted into hospital or residential care.  The service is provided by Oxfordshire University Hospitals Foundation Trust on behalf of Oxfordshire County Council.

What does the service offer?

You will have a holistic initial assessment in your home, followed by support to assist you regain as much independence as possible to enable you to live at home safely. It might include support with managing your meals, managing your medication, assisting you with washing, dressing, personal hygiene and getting up or going to bed.

Who is the service for?

The service is for people aged 18 or over who are resident in Oxfordshire and have stable medical needs which can be met in the community.

How long will the service last?

This depends on how effective the service is in helping you to regain your agreed level of independence, or what is termed your "reablement potential". This is the point at which it is identified that you either need long term services or no longer require care. This might be after a few days or several weeks.

Are there any costs involved?

You will not be charged for your HART service, however when you reach your "reablement potential" if you wish to continue to use the service, Oxfordshire County Council will complete an assessment of your ongoing care needs as well as a financial assessment to establish if you need to contribute towards the cost of your care. If you are expected to make a contribution this will begin from the date it is identified that you need long term care and support.

You can find out more about the financial assessment at www.oxfordshire.gov.uk and entering "paying for care" in the search box.

What happens after I have received my HART service?

Your needs will be assessed and Oxfordshire County Council will work with you to decide what continuing support if any you will need. Some people may need longer term support to help them carry out day to day tasks.

If you can manage independently, you can still find a range of information and support on Live Well Oxfordshire

You might want to consider using Assistive Technology - a range of gadgets to help you stay safe and independent.

What if I need support for a longer period of time?

You could choose to arrange your own care or ask Oxfordshire County Council to help arrange your care or receive support from family, friends or neighbours.

Who can I contact for more information?

If you have any questions about your short term services you can speak to the organisation providing it or alternatively, contact Oxfordshire County Council’s Social and Healthcare Team by:

If you have any concerns about the quality of the short term service you are receiving and are unable to resolve the issues with the organisation providing it or you want to share positive feedback, please contact the council using the details above.

Last reviewed
03 August 2017
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