Home First

Care services provided to someone who has been referred by a health care professional and is returning home from hospital.

You can only use Home First if you have been referred by a health care worker (for example, hospital staff or a care worker) and are returning home from hospital.

Home First logoHelping you stay independent

Home First provides reablement support on behalf of Suffolk County Council.

Home First will work with you to create a support plan to help you live at home. 

The plan will include goals that have been agreed with you. Help can last up to six weeks or end sooner if you reach your goals. Most people meet their goals between two and four weeks. 

You'll get help with daily tasks (for example cooking and bathing) and with doing more things yourself.

This support is free and aims to:

  • prevent hospital trips that are not needed
  • help people in their home after a hospital stay
  • avoid people from moving into a care home before it's needed

Support to Live at Home providers

Home First is a Support to Live at Home provider. They provide home care services in some areas of Mid Suffolk. 

Download the Home First guide to home care (PDF, 107KB).

Find other Support to live at Home providers in Suffolk.

Emergency care

Someone who has been assessed by a care worker is provided temporary care if a permanent care provider is not available. Home First provide emergency care for Suffolk County Council.

Inspection reports

Reports about Home First are published on the Commission for Quality Care (CQC) website.

You can choose from a list of reports covering Suffolk:

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