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Reablement will help you to do things for yourself, rather than having to rely on others.

Reablement is a person-centred approach which is about promoting and maximising independence to allow people to remain in their own home as long as possible. It is designed to enable people to gain or regain their confidence, ability, and necessary skills to live independently, especially after having experienced a health or social care crisis, such as illness, deterioration in health or injury.

The aim of Reablement is to help people perform their necessary daily living skills such as personal care, walking, and preparing meals, so that they can remain independent within their own home. The benefits of Reablement are:

  • To keep clients as independent as possible for as long as possible.
  • Better health related quality of life.
  • Facilitates clients being able to remain in their own homes for longer.
  • Delay’s the need for more intensive services.

Download the Reablement information leaflet

Watch this video to learn more about Reablement.

How to access the service

You can only be referred to this service by a healthcare professional.

In hospital, clients are usually referred by the Hospital Social Work Department.

In the community clients will be visited by a member of the Integrated Care Team (Social Care), who will make the referral if that is the most appropriate form of care.

Further information

For further information please contact the hospital ward or your local health and social care office as below:

Reablement service: 028 95045777

East Belfast
The Arches: 028 9504 2330
Arches (Dundonald): 028 9504 2299

West Belfast
Beech Hall: 028 9504 0333
Shankill: 028 9504 0334

North Belfast
Carlisle: 028 9504 2380
Grove: 028 9504 2292

South Belfast
Bradbury: 028 9504 2311
Knockbreda: 028 9504 2333

Or go to the Reablement page on the Health and Social Care Board website.

Locations where this service is delivered

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