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Homeless after leaving hospital

Homeless after leaving hospital

If you cannot return home or don't have anywhere to live after you will be discharged from hospital tell hospital nursing staff as soon as possible. They will ask the hospital discharge team to help if they can.

The discharge team may refer you to the housing advice team at the council. They will assess your situation and you may be offered respite or temporary accommodation while your application is assessed.

If you have a home already but it needs to be adapted, the hospital will refer you for an assessment by an Occupational Therapist as part of a care package. An Occupational Therapist assessment is necessary to inform any adaptations that may be needed. You could get Disabled Facilities Grant assistance through your Council.