Recovery at Home

Recovery at Home is an important part of All Together Better, designed to greatly improve the care offered to people who need it most if they experience an unexpected change in their condition that could develop into a crisis.

Operating 24/7, the Recovery at Home team is ready to respond quickly to provide intensive support to those who need more help while they’re getting back to normal after a short term illness or injury in their own home, including residential or nursing care homes.

The team – based centrally in one location at Leechmere, Grangetown – aims to support adults who live in Sunderland and are registered with a Sunderland GP.

Support is tailored to a person’s needs and can be any combination of a short term care package, including nursing and/or therapy, without having to be hospitalised or needing long term care. Recovery at Home also provides social care elements and is aligned with Sunderland Care and Support and the Independent Living Centre where specialist equipment and assessment can be provided.

There are also two community bed units for those who need to be in a fully supported environment in the transition from hospital to home.

This centralised team gives carers, GPs, health and social care staff, as well as other agencies like the ambulance service and police, an invaluable single point of contact for some of the most vulnerable people in the city.