Short Term Assessment and Reablement Service (STARS)

STARS is a short-term intensive reablement service.

As part of this service we can:

  • Help you live at home following a stay in hospital or if there has been a change in your care and support needs following an illness.
  • Provide a hands-on care and practical support Rapid Response service when you're unwell to prevent you from going into hospital unnecessarily. Find out more about the NHS Rapid Response Service.

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Who can use the STARS service?

You need to be referred to be able to use the STARS service. You don't need to have accessed any services before to be referred for assessment.

STARS is for:

  • Anyone over 18 years of age and is a resident of the borough of Rochdale. Check your local council.
  • Individuals who need support services and assessment for short or long-term packages of care.
  • Individuals who have been discharged from hospital and need assistance to regain their independence.

How do I get referred to STARS?

To get access to STARS, you need to be referred by either:

  • NHS Rapid Response Team
  • Trusted assessors within hospitals
  • Adult Care Services.

How long can I use STARS?

STARS is a short-term service lasting for up to 6 weeks.

We'll review your progress within the first 2 weeks of your time with STARS to see if you'll need ongoing care and support.

How much does STARS cost?

STARS is free during the assessment period for up to 6 weeks.

If you're eligible for ongoing care and support, you'll be referred for a financial assessment. This is to work out if you'll need to make a contribution towards the cost of your care and support.