This briefing is an overview of the role and principles of reablement in the social care sector. It is designed for those working in reablement or commissioning it, but may also be useful to carers and people receiving reablement.
As well as describing what the roles and principles of reablement are and the different models used to deliver it, the briefing illustrates the shift from traditional home care towards personalised, outcome-focused care and describes the principles of effective reablement.
Reablement is a strengths-based, person-centred approach that promotes and maximises independence and wellbeing. It aims to ensure positive change using user-defined goals and is designed to enable people to gain, or regain, their confidence, ability, and necessary skills to live as independently as possible, especially after an illness, deterioration in health or injury.