Home from Hospital Care (HFHC) is a Birmingham-based Registered Charity, we have been registered since 1986. HFHC provides a comprehensive six-week support service for ALL Birmingham residents who are over 18 and that may be disadvantaged in some way. We aim to enhance wellbeing, reduce loneliness and isolation. Last year we supported over 1,500 people across Birmingham. Our 10 dedicated staff and 32 enthusiastic volunteers meet individual needs by providing practical and emotional support.

  • We provide a befriending service to reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation. We run a shopping service which supports service users to shop for food and essential items each week, either by accompanying them to the shops or delivering food to them. We arrange follow-on support empowering people with the skills to shop online or by phone, this service is free for 6 weeks and the option to pay afterwards to continue the service is offered.
  • We help people to sort through their bills and correspondence and to keep track of and attend medical appointments and social care assessments.
  • We can provide benefits advice and information and complete benefits checks. We can support the completion of benefit applications and refer to other agencies who can provide financial support and further benefits advice.
  • We provide Winter Warmer Packs for those who may need extra support to stay warm at home, including a blanket, gloves, hat, flask and room thermometer. home, including a blanket, gloves, hat, flask and room thermometer. 

We work towards reducing digital poverty and reducing isolation and loneliness, particularly in the Covid era, through our Digi Buddies Project. We give service users free tablets, phones and home hubs, as well as one-to-one support to learn the basics of using these devices and the internet. This can help people to shop online, stay in touch with family and reduce feelings of isolation. This six-month project is funded by the National Lottery Community Fund. 

The aims of our support services are:

  1. To give people the best chance of making a good recovery
  2. To improve health and wellbeing
  3. To improve quality of life
  4. To reduce loneliness and isolation 

HFHC were awarded the queens award for voluntary services last year and we are proud of the recognition we have received. For any additional information our website with our referral form and details is as follows:

https://home-from-hospital-care.org.uk/