Hospital Homecoming is new initiative to support vulnerable people in the Southampton area leaving hospital that would benefit from low level, good neighbourly support in the early stages of returning home. We have a team of volunteers that are ready and waiting to help with short-term needs on returning home from a stay in hospital. Send us through information via the link below or call us now on 023 8021 6016. We aim to help quickly, but the more notice you are able to provide, the better.
What is the Hospital Homecoming (HH) project?
We have been successful in obtaining funding through the NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) for the new project ‘Hospital Homecoming’.
This new initiative will support vulnerable people leaving hospital that would benefit from low level, good neighbourly support in the early stages of returning home. Some of things we hope to help clients with are;
We are creating ‘patches’ in Southampton and each volunteer will be within a 10-minute walking distance from the service user. We are using the existing ward boundaries within Southampton to establish each area, we will then allow the patches to develop naturally, based on the locality of the Communiteer. People can join any patch they would like; this might be their home or work patch and we are hoping that we can tap into the wider community with this specific project as it allows for people to dip in and out very easily. It is something people can get involved with even if they have a busy life or job; even 30 minutes of someone’s time may have a massive impact on the individuals being helped.
We are offering good neighbourly support only.