Bringing you home safely
'HomeSafe' is one of our services available across the whole Wigan Borough. Working in partnership with Wigan Council and the Wigan, Wrightington and Leigh NHS Foundation Trust, we offer companionship and reassurance for the patient when they are discharged from hospital.
The service is available to people who have been discharged from one of the foundation's hospitals who are over 50, live alone (or with a dependant), are mobile and live within the borough.
One of our brilliant volunteers with accompany the patient back home and provide them with a few checks to make sure that they're safe and comfortable at home. We also provide one of our 'Welcome Home' bags that include essentials (such as tea, coffee, bread and soup) to help people get back into their usual routine.
If appropriate, we can also help the patient connect to wider social services and events that they may need. An important intervention that helps to reduce re-admission into hospital and social isolation.
This popular service relies on the help, support and commitment from our team of volunteers who - without their help - this service would not be able to function.
If you would like to find our more about this service or if you are interested in volunteering please contact us.
Please note that this service can only be booked by medical staff responsible for hospital discharges and cannot be booked directly by the public.
If you would like to volunteer for this service or to discuss further,
please call 01942 261 753
or email firstname.lastname@example.org