The team – based centrally in one location at Leechmere, Grangetown – aims to support adults who live in Sunderland, who are registered with a Sunderland GP and need short term health and or social care support that can help to keep them living at home, with care wrapped around them while they’re at their most vulnerable.
Support is tailored to a person’s needs and can be any combination of a short term care package, from nursing to therapy to get them back on their feet without having to be hospitalised or needing long term care. GP support is also available within the service.
Through Recovery at Home, those who need greater support while they’re getting back to normal after a short term condition can also be provided with bed-based care, meaning more intensive support can be offered in their own home, including residential or nursing care homes. And those who need to be in a fully supported environment will be given all of the support and advice they need to get them ready to return home and live independently.
This centralised team gives carers, GPs, health and social care staff, as well as other agencies, like the police, an invaluable single point of contact for some of the most vulnerable people in our communities who are at greatest risk of hospitalisation.
The Team can respond quickly to calls in order to assess your needs, provide treatment and when necessary arrange services to support you at home in order to reduce unnecessary visits & admissions to hospital.
Response times range from 30 minutes to four hours depending on assessment.
Our Single Point Number is available 24 hours per day, seven days per week: 0191 561 6666
Independent Living Centre
Leechmere Industrial Estate