Stoke-on-Trent Stay Warm at Home Project
Revival, Staffordshire Housing Group
Stoke-on-Trent City Council, University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust, Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Partnership NHS Trust, North Staffordshire Combined Healthcare NHS Trust, Voluntary Action Stoke-on-Trent (VAST), Stoke-on-Trent Public Health Department
Revival’s hospital discharge project was an integrated element of the HIA contract with Stoke-on-Trent City Council. The project worked in partnership with the NHS and social care to ensure prompt, safe and patient-friendly discharge from hospital for vulnerable and older people living in Stoke-on-Trent, and to minimise readmissions. Revival undertook initial assessment whilst the patient was in hospital (bedside visits within two hours of referral), provided a meet-and-greet service at home, and supported patients with home visits for up to 30 days post-discharge.
Referrals were generated through meetings with health and social care professionals, visits to hospital wards and social work departments and a dedicated referral telephone line for health and social care professionals.
The WHHF grant complemented the hospital discharge project by providing measures which supported prompt and safe discharge from hospital and helped to avoid unnecessary readmission. The project enabled people to remain living independently, healthily and safely in their own homes. It also equipped our staff with skills and knowledge enabling them better to support households requiring energy advice and support in the longer-term.
Region in which project will be delivered:
Local authority area/key locations in which project will be delivered:
Stoke-on-Trent City Council
A grant of up to £500 per eligible household was used to provide low cost energy efficiency interventions. Measures could include insulation, draughtproofing, heating repairs and a range of other specified products as required by the household.
ELIGIBLE HOUSEHOLDS ASSISTED
NEA grant with GAP funding