Let's end going home alone
Update: In December 2015, new research, assisted by The King’s Fund, identified family networks struggle to support older people leaving hospital. Read the results
Far too many older people are having to struggle on their own when they get home from a stay in hospital. That can lead to loneliness, not eating well, accidents like falls – and all too often, readmission to hospital. Yet a little help from a caring volunteer can make all the difference to recovery, and help them continue to live independent, fulfilling lives.
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Here's why we need to act now
We're calling for Home from Hospital support for every older
person who needs it, so no one has to go home alone – and you could
help, whether it's by volunteering yourself or by helping to spread the
Let's join together for older people and end going home alone.
The facts at a glance
See just how vulnerable an older person can be when they go home from hospital without support - and what a dramatic difference our volunteer help can make.
Read how Home from Hosptial support has seen a dramatic success cutting readmission rates.
Get behind us by spreading the word, volunteering or even making a donation. Or if you are a commissioner of services speak to us about how we can can work in partnership.
Hear how a Home from Hospital volunteer made all the difference when Alec came home from hospital.