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In traditional home care, a care assistant visits and does tasks for you. With reablement, we work with you so that you learn (or re-learn) to do the tasks you need for everyday life.  

Many people can manage on their own after reablement.  

How reablement can help  

We provide intensive support over a short period to help you regain your ability to manage your own personal care.  

Reablement can help if you:  

  • have had a fall, illness or stay in hospital 
  • are finding it difficult to manage without support
  • need help to regain your skills and confidence.  

You can find more information about the services we have to offer from Tricuro Services.  

START reablement service 

Short Term Assessment Reablement and Telecare (START) is a reablement service that provides practical and emotional assistance to people who are at risk of not being able to live independently in their own home due to frailty, disability or illness.  

START aims to maximise your independence and avoid the need for long term care services by helping you regain any skills you may have lost, including improving your mobility and wellbeing.  

Unlike traditional home care, reablement with the START team will involve working with you so that you learn (or re-learn) the tasks that you need for your everyday life.  

We’ll do this by:  

  • assessing your individual needs 
  • setting an outcome plan 
  • working with you to reach those outcomes.   

The service is provided by our adult social care services and is free of charge whilst the service is appropriate for you. A cost will be introduced if you are assessed as needing on-going support.  

START assessments  

START is a short-term service provided for a couple of days up to several weeks, depending on your progress. When you are referred for reablement, you will be offered an assessment to find out what your support needs are and how the START team might be able to support you.  

Further information  

You can find out more about the START reablement service on the START factsheet

Other useful information is also available on My life my care, an advice and information website for Bournemouth, Christchurch, Poole and Dorset.  

Duty of Candour  

We are have a Duty of Candour, as set out in Regulation 20 of the Health and Social Care Act 2008 (Regulated Activities) - Regulations 2014.

For more information see the Duty of Candour section on the Care Quality Commission website.