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New scheme will help people regain independence

Wed, 26 Nov 2014


The Department of Health and Social Care has launched a new scheme to help people in care.

It's set to maximise people's levels of independence by learning or re-learning daily life skills.

It has proven to be more cost-effective than institutional based care; such as remaining in hospital or moving to a residential home.

The Re-ablement Team has helped 93 people to regain their independence with reduced or no help from carers since the pilot scheme began in July of this year.

Cath Hayhow is the director of adult services, she says it's taken a lot of hard work: 

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