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Airedale Hospital campaign success helping people re-adjust to home life
1:00pm Wednesday 13th March 2013 in Keighley
A campaign promoting a scheme helping people re-adjust to home life after a hospital stay has proved a huge success.
The awareness-raising display at Airedale Hospital ended on Tuesday.
The Home from Hospital initiative – launched a year ago – is being extended across Bradford district following a successful pilot at Airedale.
It assists people with everything from benefits guidance and restarting home care to ensuring their property is safe and that power and water supplies are in working order.
Support is tailored to individual needs following an assessment, and is provided for up to six weeks. Patients also receive a hamper of basic foodstuffs.
Among those who have benefited from the venture, co-ordinated by the Carers’ Resource, is 90-year-old former painter and decorator Kempton Cannon.
“I do not know what I would have done – or how I would have got back on my feet – without them,” he said.
“They have helped me feel better, which in turn has helped me get better.
“The people who come are like old friends, as if I have known them all my life. They make sure I’m warm, eating and sleeping properly, and pop to the shops like a good neighbour if I need anything getting in.”
Call 01274 531377 for details.