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Home from Hospital
Age UK Wandsworth

How does it work?

When you come out of hospital, the Home from Hospital coordinator can arrange to see you at home to discuss your situation. Alternatively, we can arrange to visit you and discuss your needs while you are still in hospital.


The service coordinator can put you in touch with local services that are available to help. We can also arrange for a volunteer to drop in and see you regularly for approximately six weeks to help you settle in back at home.


Just some of the ways that a volunteer could help:

•Checking that you have enough food and drink and that your home is warm.

•Carrying out small tasks around the house.

•Helping you to do gentle exercises – for example, walking short distances.

•Dropping in for a chat.

•Accompanying you to collect your pension.

•Collecting prescriptions.

•Providing you with information and advice about other services that you may require.

Who can contact the service?


If you are aged 60-plus and are about to come out of hospital (or have recently returned home) you are welcome to contact us.


We also welcome referrals from family members, social workers, health professionals or care providers.


Contact the Home from Hospital coordinator on 020 8877 8942 (direct line) or 020 8877 8940 (main office line) or email


You can also call into the office to see us. We are open from 10am to 4pm, Monday to Thursday.


Or visit our website to find out more.


Finding Us

Age UK Wandsworth
549 Old York Road
SW18 1TQ