Understanding intermediate care, including reablement

A quick guide for people using intermediate care services   

Published: October 2017  

Intermediate care services help people to recover from
illness or an accident, to regain independence and to remain in their
own homes. This guide gives people who use the services and their
families and carers an overview of:


  • The types of service available

  • The four stages of intermediate care

  • The professionals involved in providing care

Published by Residential Forum

The Residential Forum is to promote the achievement of high standards of care and support for children and adults living in residential care and nursing homes, supported housing, residential schools and colleges, hospices and hostels. It contributes to improving the quality of service to the public. Members of the Forum are people of standing and experience drawn from the public, private and voluntary sectors, as well as some who can speak for service users and carers.

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