Short term support

We offer free short term support for people who need help to regain their confidence and independence, or to get new day-to-day skills for living.

This extra support is from our Short Term Assessment and Reablement Team (START) Service. You may need it because you:

  • would like to regain the confidence and skills to live an independent life
  • need support to stay at home
  • have been in hospital or residential care and are now returning home
  • have a physical disability.

We hope you will need less support, or better still no support, to live an independent life after receiving our services. But as some people will need support on a long term basis, we will continue to keep an eye on your progress to check how you're coping.

If you continue to need help after your period of short-term support we will agree a care and support package with you that addresses your needs. This may mean there could be costs involved, but how much you pay will depend on the services you need. To find out if you are eligible for help with the costs, we will assist you to fill out a financial assessment form.

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Contact us

For further information about adult social care in Gateshead contact
Adult Social Care Direct 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
0191 433 7033
Enquiry form


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