Home First is a national initiative to ensure that patients needing hospital care have access to the right support, to help them to recover well, avoid unnecessary re-admission, and maintain independence at home for longer.
The Home First VCSE Project is funded by Dorset CCG and Swip/C. We are working in partnership with the Our Dorset Home First Programme to research how we can better coordinate, support and strengthen community groups, volunteers, and charities to play a pivotal role in supporting people over 65, with lower-level support needs in the community.
Community Action Network and Dorset Community Action are now calling for organisations who provide community support to help us to shape the design of the Home First Programme by:
If you are involved with a community group or organisation who currently supports people over 65 who have returned from hospital, or you help them to stay well at home there is an opportunity to attend our virtual co-design workshops:
To find out more or book your place, please email our Project Research and Development Officer SJ Woods: [email protected]
Please do bookmark and return to this webpage for regular updates about the design and development of the Home First Service.
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