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If you're going into hospital there are some things you may need to think about to prepare for your stay and coming home.

If you currently get support services from us, get in touch with us so that we can pause these services until you come home.

Going into hospital if you get benefits

If you are going to be in hospital and receive certain benefits you will need to let DWP know.

Keeping your home safe while you are in hospital

To make sure your home is secure while you are in hospital, you should:

  • ask somebody to check on your house from time to time to make sure it is secure - they can also remove any post and make sure it is not visible from outside
  • cancel your newspaper or milk deliveries
  • check your home insurance to see whether the terms change if the house is empty for a certain period of time

We may be able to help you keep your home safe during a hospital stay.

Going into hospital when you have dementia

The Alzheimers society have created a guide to help you through this process if you or the person you care for has dementia.

Pet care while you are in hospital

The Cinnamon Trust can arrange to foster, feed or walk pets while you are in hospital.

Our service directory also has information about providers of pet care and dog walking services.

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