Reablement UK has been successful in their bid to run ‘Reablement Road Shows’ across East Sussex County Council.

To commence in September 2012 the objectives will be to raise awareness of reablement and increase understanding of how the service will impact on practice as staff begin to implement a new way of working under reablement.

Using Government policy and current reablement data to underline the origins of the service, Reablement UK will demonstrate the guiding principles of reablement: Increased self-determination, choice and control to maintain or regain own abilities, and importantly the opportunity through effective on-going assessment – to ‘recover’ within reablement.

For operational based staff, having knowledge of how reablement is ‘done’ how it is ‘approached’ and how it is ‘delivered’ by the staff on the ground is of huge benefit when assessing, individuals functional ability to undertake reablement, whilst measuring the recovery achieved within a range of everyday activities.

The workshops reach a diverse number of staff – Community and Hospital Social Workers, Intake and Assessment staff, End of life workers, Occupational Therapists, Physio Therapists, Managers and any other operational staff wanting to grasp the concept of reablement and be confident to put it into practice.



What is reablement?

  • An understanding of reablement, its principles, potential, and the therapeutic skills required
  • What does it mean for your organisation: policies, procedures and guidance

Why reablement?

  • Working with individuals in a person centred way so they may regain their self care skills, and where possible be free from ongoing services
  •  Supporting individuals to learn or re‐learn, to improve, to overcome and to recover their abilities in everyday activities

How does reablement work?

  • An understanding of the journey of the customer from the time of referral and through the process of reablement
  • Roles and responsibilities of all service staff


  • Awareness of the potential for evidence-based risk taking and how it should be managed

Delegate Comments

“Enjoyed the discussion session on the role of reablement- short term worker so I have awareness of part of their role” – Neighbourhood Support Team Worker

“The trainers were very good and knowledgeable about reablement and how the focus has shifted-how the NHS/Health and Social Care will be structured” – OT Assistant

“Thanks-Great trainers”- OT Assistant

“Was really useful to learn about reablement-different perspectives from East Sussex County Council and also how it worked in other LA’s” – Social Worker

“Excellent trainers, very clear, concise and knowledgeable” – Resource Officer

“I have gained a better understanding of the new tier structure”- Resource Officer

“Gave me an insight into the wider picture around reablement and how this fits in with the NHS” -Resource Officer

“Good overview of how reablement fits nationally” – Resource Officer

“Greater awareness of reablement/processes and training” -Senior practitioner

“ Excellent training” -Social Worker


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