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Get help with reablement

We provide intensive support for people who have been ill or had a serious injury to help them to recover and regain their independence. It is available for adults in Powys who have a short-term crisis due to injury, accident or because their condition or illness has got worse.


What does reablement involve?

The Reablement team will include an Occupational Therapist, Physiotherapist, and trained support workers.

Once you've been referred, we'll contact you to make an appointment for someone from the team to visit you and do an assessment. The assessment can include family members if you wish, and will set out exactly what you want to be able to do and how the team can help you.

We will usually work with you for between two and six weeks. Before we finish, we'll plan any further help you need and make sure it's set up.

You may need some equipment or adaptations to your home in order to live independently. For more information, please see our section on equipment and adaptations at home


Will I have to pay?

All services from the Reablement team are free. However, some social care services that may needed afterwards, e.g. help with daily living, may have to be paid for.  

Please see our section on Assessment of needs, eligibility & costs.


How do I get help?

You can ask for a referral from most health practitioners. The first point of contact is often through a GP, but you could also ask your District Nurse, Physiotherapist, Occupational Therapist or Social Worker/Care Manager to get in touch with the Reablement team.  If you prefer, you can ask for an assessment yourself using the button below:

Ask for an assessment Make a referral for care services


Watch a short film about reablement in Powys.


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