The reablement service, including both RaH and ARC, has been increasing in provision since December July 2022 and is contracted to deliver a minimum of 13,650 hours of reablement care at home each week. There is continued increased pressure to provide short-term reablement in the home countywide.
There are 3 bridging services across the County, 2 are contracted directly by ECC in the North and West, with a further service, covering Mid and South Essex, contracted by our NHS partner for this area. This service is vital to improve and maintain service discharge speeds in accordance with NHS guidelines.
We have experienced recruitment issues countywide over the last year in respect to reablement services, but the workforce market is now far more stable with many providers indicating an improve recruitment and retention position.