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Leading ‘outstanding’ care home provider WCS Care has teamed up with South Warwickshire NHS Foundation Trust (SWFT) to help patients return home.

WCS Care is providing 13 therapy beds in a new unit at its innovative Castle Brook home in Kenilworth under the scheme.

Ed Russell, WCS Care’s Director of Innovation and Delivery, said: “Castle Brook provides great opportunities for rehabilitation and reablement for older people, so we’re delighted to be working with SWFT to help support patients as they prepare to return home after a stay in hospital.

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“People living at Castle Brook can do as much or as little as they like – whether it’s making dinner in their household or visiting the indoor ‘high street’ to meet in the cafe, do their washing in the traditional launderette, watch a film in the deluxe cinema, or pick up groceries in the mini mart, so that every day is well lived for residents.

“There are also plenty of other ways to keep active outdoors including the side-by-side bike for two, alongside a variety of daily exercise and activity clubs to choose from which all help with rehabilitation.”

By providing enablement care in out of hospital environment, WCS Care hopes to help patients return from home as independently as possible.

Jane Ives, Director of Operations at SWFT, said: “It is great that we have been able to work with WCS Care as partners to provide this really important service. Our aim is to ensure patients are prepared and feel confident about their return home. Working with Castle Brook enables us to deliver goal focussed therapy, whilst patients receive care in the most appropriate setting.”

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