SCCCC supports older people to be swiftly and safely discharged home from A&E or a hospital stay. Prior to a patient’s return, its Hospital Aftercare service delivers and fits equipment in their homes. It also arranges for volunteers to provide weekly in-person or telephone support to those who are lonely or isolated.
SCCCC plays a vital role in supporting older people to return home from hospital without delay. It is embedded in the local community, with an impressively large team of volunteers and has continued to respond to the changing needs and pressures on the wider health and care system. The significant role the charity plays in supporting the NHS in Sheffield is commendable, and it is widely regarded as a trusted partner in the hospital discharge system. Its volunteer-led ‘good neighbour’ services offer a lifeline to vulnerable older people who may be lonely or isolated.