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Reablement is a free service that helps people learn or re-learn the skills necessary for daily living. These skills may have been lost or reduced through deterioration in health and / or increased support needs. Upon successful completion of this Reablement course you will know what reablement is and the benefits of reablement.


This course is intended for all staff who work with or have contact with vulnerable adults.

Although this course forms part of an induction programme for new starters, it is also intended for all people who want to improve their knowledge and continue their professional development.

About this course

This Reablement course contains two modules:

  • What is Reablement?
  • Reablement in Practice
  • The course contains additional resource materials, useful links and a refresher guide.


    This course will enable you to: 

  • Learn what reablement is
  • Understand the ethos behind reablement
  • Find out why the Government is keen to increase reablement support
  • Learn who might be helped by reablement
  • Find out what kinds of help and support are available
  • Understand the roles within a reablement team
  • Learn how people’s progress through reablement is monitored and assessed
  • Understand what makes a reablement service successful
  • Find out what happens after the reablement process has ended


    Here are a few topics covered in this course:

    What is reablement? | Why use reablement? | The ethos behind reablement | Helping people to stay independent | The value of older people to society | The increasing costs of care | Delayed hospital discharge | Why the Government is keen to increase reablement support | The cost implications of reablement | Traditional homecare versus reablement support | Reablement is not the same as Intermediate care | What reablement isn’t | Where does reablement take place? | Who is eligible for reablement support? | What if someone is not eligible for reablement support? | Who are the stakeholders in reablement? | How long does the reablement process last? | Eligibility Criteria: FACS | What types of help and support are available? | What types of support are not available? | The reablement care team | Further team support | The role of occupational therapy (OT) | Telecare | Equipment and adaptations | Training needs for care staff | Ongoing assessment and goals | Reablement for families and friends | Preventing loneliness and social isolation | Factors contributing to successful reablement services | What happens once the reablement process ends? | Reablement – threat?