Carers' Resource is the local, specialist carers' centre for the
Bradford and Airedale, Harrogate and Ripon, and Craven districts of Yorkshire.

Home From HospitalLast changed: Wednesday 10 April, 2019

Going home after a spell in hospital can be a daunting prospect for many patients. Our Home From Hospital (HFH) service helps people to be more confident and comfortable when returning home.

I do not know what I would have done or how I would have got back on my feet without them, they have helped me feel better, which in turn has helped me get better

Who is Home From Hospital for?

Home From Hospital is for adults who live in Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale or North Yorkshire who are being discharged home and need extra support. People we can help include:

  • patients at risk of readmission to hospital
  • people worried about how they will cope when they get home
  • people with dementia and long term conditions
  • people living alone and people living with someone

How do we help people?

The Home from Hospital team and volunteers ease the process of settling back home. They enable people to regain confidence and independence. The service includes a home visit to discuss any concerns and immediate needs the person may have and:

  • a basic hamper
  • weekly visits and calls for up to six weeks
  • liaising with health and social care professionals
  • help to access appropriate benefits
  • help to organise ongoing support eg domiciliary services and befriending

We would have been in a real mess without HFH as we didn’t know how to access any services that my Dad needed. You have been brilliant and especially because we live away in Scarborough

If you want help…

Please speak to your health professional and ask them to refer you to Home from Hospital.

Health professionals: how to make a referral

We help over 2000 people each year, significantly reducing hospital readmissions.

To refer to Home From Hospital or for more information contact us:

Bradford, Airedale and Wharfedale

☎Tel: 01274 531377

🖷🖷Fax: 01274 449673

North Yorkshire

☎Tel: 01423 863177

Or download our North Yorkshire referral form, complete it, and email it back to

Volunteer with Home From Hospital

Volunteers are vital to the success of Home From Hospital. They ensure that local people have support when they need it most. Could you spare a couple of hours a week to help people returning home after a hospital stay to feel more comfortable and supported? All our volunteers receive full training and on-going support throughout their work. If you would like more information on becoming a volunteer please contact us on: Tel: 01274 531377 or use the website contact form.