The Vale Community Resource Service (VCRS) is an integrated Health, Social Care and Third Sector Team based at Barry Hospital, working in collaboration with other services across Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan.
We work with people in their own home to maximise functional independence in activities of daily living (ADL), thus reducing the need for admission into hospital and longer term Social Services care services. We also offer therapeutic intervention and reablement support to people following an admission into hospital, so that the return home can be as timely as possible. We aim to provide excellent client-centred therapeutic intervention and support. We work in partnership with the individual towards achieving goals that have been jointly identified.
The team includes Occupational Therapists, Social Workers, Physiotherapists, Speech and Language Therapists, Dieticians, Nurses, Care Co-ordinating staff and Reablement Support Workers (Home Carers). There are approximately 45 Reablement Support Workers who work with people in an enabling way to support the individual in achieving confidence and independence following an episode of ill-health. The VCRS Social Workers work with individuals to establish ongoing support needs, linking in with care management teams within Social Services to set up ongoing packages of support if required.
Individuals can receive therapeutic intervention and reablement support for up to 6 weeks. A client-centred therapeutic programme / service delivery plan is co-produced with the individual and reviewed throughout the intervention process.
The VCRS operates 7 days per week 365/6 days per year. The Therapy / Nursing team operates between the hours of 8.00am – 4.30pm, and the Reablement Support Team between 7.00am – 10.30pm.