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If you are aged over 50 and live in Stockton-on-Tees, Five Lamps offer a FREE service to return home from hospital.

When older people come out of the hospital, they can need more support than usual to help get them back on their feet. Five Lamps’ Home from Hospital project provides this support for up to 14 days post-discharge from University Hospital of North Tees.

Their staff can help with anything from transport home; ensuring the heating works and the house is tidy; collecting shopping or prescriptions and liaising with a wide range of other services to reduce the chance that an older person will end up back in hospital.

They can also provide a vital link between the older person and the outside world at a time when they are still recovering from an accident or illness and encourage them to get involved in social inclusion activities including their lunch club; a warm and welcoming environment to stimulate older people to take up new opportunities and make news friends.

To find out more call the Home from Hospital team on 07739 973394 or 07591 951210 or email  HFH@fivelamps.org.uk

Visit – www.fivelamps.org.uk