Early Intervention & Prevention:
Supporting Hospital Discharge

What our service does:

VRDS provide a hospital discharge support service aimed to help physically disabled people, especially those with a newly acquired disability who are due to leave, or have recently been discharged from hospital. This service is completely free of charge and will provide information, advice and practical, emotional and social support to ease the transition from hospital to home. This service is primarily aimed at those living in the Vale Royal area of Cheshire, although the service can be provided anywhere within Cheshire West and Chester.

Our Disability Support Worker will provide personalised support both during your hospital stay and, following discharge, within your own home where applicable.

Examples of support that can be provided:

  • Information and Advice
  • Disability Aids and Equipment
  • Accessing Disability Information, Support Groups etc.
  • Rehabilitation after leaving care or hospital
  • Support to find Education / Training / Work
  • Signposting to other agencies such as welfare benefits, counselling etc.
  • Advocacy and Support
  • Support with transport issues
  • Support finding new accommodation
  • Support with housing adaptations
  • Emotional support
  • Support with family and other important relationships
  • Accessing legal advice / services

How to access this service:

To find out more about this service and how it could help you, please contact our Head Office on 01606 888400, alternatively you can email office@vrds.org.uk.

What happens next:

You will be asked to provide some personal details such as your name, address and a brief description of what you would like help with. We will then complete a basic referral form and you will be contacted within 5 days of this referral being made.

When we visit you we will need to complete some paperwork to help identify your support needs. Once this is complete we will discuss how we can work together to help you achieve your goals. The support we offer will be individually tailored to you and mutually agreed with your support worker. A support plan will be drawn up and this will be regularly reviewed to ensure you receive the most appropriate support to suit your needs.

The amount of support you receive and the length of time you receive this service for will depend on what help you require.


This is a confidential service; we will not store or pass on information concerning you unless you give us specific permission to do so.