Supporting people to stay connected with their communities after a hospital stay

Home Time + is a project working in partnership with Age UK Wakefield. Their ITOC (Integrated Transfer of Care) team is based at Pinderfields Hospital and engages with patients ready for discharge. Home Time + supports local people returning home from hospital who are feeling lonely or isolated. We can help to improve their confidence, self-esteem and social contact in their community. This might include things like joining or re-joining a social group or getting back to doing their shopping independently. This support lasts for a period of approximately 8 weeks.

A map of Wakefield District with arrows pointing to the Home Time Plus hubs including St George's, Rycroft and MHA. To the left are colourful speech bubbles which ask "Are you an adult who has returned home from hospital in the past 2 weeks?"  "or do you know someone who is?" "Would you like support to re-build your confidence and access community groups or social activities?"

Case study

A client who is currently being supported was initially introduced to two very different groups over a number of weeks. They then decided on one they would like to continue attending. This group’s criteria is that people attending are supported by their carer. As this person didn’t have any local family who could do this, we appointed a volunteer to ensure the client could continue going along. This has helped the client, allowed our volunteer to utilise their skills and eased some of the concerns the client’s family has had following their discharge from hospital.

How to get involved

Adults who have been discharged from hospital in the past 2 weeks can be referred/ self-refer to Michelle Turner, project lead.


Phone: 01924 369631 / 07810 472230

Further information

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