Homeless Families Health Visiting Team
Bed based service:
Intermediate Care bed base service is a service aimed at meeting
the needs of people who are not quite ill enough to go into
hospital, but not quite well enough to manage on their own at home.
This service provides short term rehabilitation to enable service
users to regain their optimal levels of independence.
If you are unable to stay at home or to go straight home from
hospital, you will be assessed to go to an intermediate care
residential or nursing unit, where the team will start working with
you. The units have single rooms and support staff are available 24
hours a day.
Community locality teams
If you are able to stay at home, or to go straight home from
hospital, you can receive intermediate care in your own home.
The intermediate Care Team will visit you to help you regain your
independence. Carers may also be arranged to help you short
term over this period.
While needing intermediate care rehabilitation you will be
allocated a Key Worker who will be your main contact in the
service. They will act as your advocate throughout your journey
within the service and will coordinate the care you receive.
Referrals are accepted from a Health or Social Care worker via a
Contact Assessment which can be faxed to 0161 230 3019 then
followed by a telephone conversation with the Duty Team Leader on
07790 809582 (bed base) / 07791 574469 (locality teams).
Self-referrals are also accepted, usually via a call to the Duty
team leader phone: 07791 574469
Delamare Intermediate Care Unit, Gorton Parks, 121 Taylor
Street, Gorton, Manchester. M18 8DF
Gorton South Neighbourhood Office,128 Mount Rd, Gorton,
Manchester M18 7GS
The bed base service provides 24 hour cover, 7 days a week to
service users. according to need. Referrals can be made between
8.30 am - 5.00 pm 7days or via rapid response outside of these
The community locality teams work from 08:30 until
17:00 7 days a week with an assessment service provided up until
Phone: 0161 230 3010 (8.00am - 8.00pm)
07791574469 (8.00am - 8.00pm)
The community Intermediate care team are based in the locality
teams and can be accessed via the duty mobile 07791574469 or Gorton
office 0161 227 3038 who may then refer to correct hub number or
arrange for return call.
The Intermediate Care Team consists of Physiotherapists,
Occupational Therapists, Nurses, Advanced Nurse Practitioners,
General Practitioners, Consultant Geriatricians, Assistant
Practitioners and Rehabilitation Assistants. Working with you, the
team will aim to achieve the goals you identify to help you become
as independent as possible.
There are many areas that we are proud of within Intermediate
care and we have worked tirelessly to improve the standards of care
within the service. We have directed our improvements to initially
looking at incidents and risks within the service and look at how
we can make changes to improve patient outcomes. The three main
areas that we are most proud of are:
Women's Aid. 0808 2000 247 http://www.womensaid.org.uk
Shelter Manchester Housing Information Service:
0808 800 4444 / http://www.shelter.org.uk
Manchester Homeless advice: 0161 234 2692 http://www.manchester.gov.uk/info/100007/housing
Contact Centre (Social Services): 0161 255 8250
End the Fear - http://www.endthefear.co.uk/
- Greater Manchester against Domestic Abuse
Awards / Recognitions:
As a team we have successfully completed the Community safe
Project facilitated by AQUA where we were able to improve services
for our elderly frail patients.