Case study: Reablement – Stabilise and Make Safe, Trafford

70% of people achieving full independence
£1m net savings in first year
£7.78 return on investment for every £1

The issue

Trafford was experiencing significant delays in home care providers responding to requests to provide multiple care visits for clients. This was resulting in significant numbers of delayed transfers of care and sometimes meant that older people were staying in a hospital bed longer than necessary.

The project

Stabilise and Make Safe (SAMS) is a short-term intervention designed to increase a person’s chance of long term independence following hospitalisation or a community referral. It is limited to six.

Key features include:

Trafford Council now intends to trial this model for people using existing packages of care, in addition to new referrals. It is currently establishing an approach with providers to design flow and remuneration.