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British Red Cross - Support at Home service (including Home from Hospital)

The Support at Home service is usually for older people and is designed to assist users with everyday activities following a stay in hospital or personal crisis in the community.

Puts kindness into action to support, care and help you live independently at home or when you return after a stay in hospital.

Provides up to four home visits over a four to six week period giving assistance with tasks such as shopping and prescription collection, completing forms, going for walks and providing an escort for appointments.

The Next Steps Re-enablement Service assists users to regain independence and re-learn skills which are essential for daily living.

  • up to six home visits over an eight week period
  • helping with activities such as shopping, preparing meals, improving indoor and outdoor mobility
  • developing a routine for carrying out domestic chores and starting a local hobby or interest.

The service does not provide transport or nursing / personal care and alcohol or drug users or those with aggressive behaviour

Services provided:

  • Borrow a wheelchair for short-term use
  • Get support and care at home when you return from a stay in hospital or to help you live independently
  • Get help as as refugee or asylum seeker
  • Volunteering  by believing in your power of kindness and showing this to others who need your help
St Pancras Hospital (South Wing), St Pancras Way, London, NW1 0PE
Umbrella org:
British Red Cross
Area serviced:
Contact name:
Joanne Yau
Job title:
020 3317 3378; 07956 234 899
Who is it for:
People 60+ years for Support at Home from Hospital Service, People 18+ for the Next Steps Renablement - Camden residents only
How to apply:
Telephone request; referral from social workers, housing managers, support workers, GPs