Keeping Me Well - Cardiff and Vale University Hospital

The Community Resource Team

Most of us want to live independently in our own homes. Sometimes, maybe after a stay in hospital, an accident or illness, or even a change in your social circumstances you may need a little help to remain independent.

The Community Resource Team (CRT) may be able to help.

Cardiff Community Resource Team

What is the Community Resource Team?

The Community Resource Team is a joint service provided by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board and Cardiff Council.  We provide help to adults aged 18 and over living in Cardiff.

The team consists of: 

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board Staff

  • Occupational Therapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Dieticians
  • Nurses
  • Speech and Language Therapists

Cardiff Council Staff

  • Home Care Managers
  • Home Care Co-ordinators
  • Home Care workers

The Community Resource Team can support you to regain your confidence, independence and enable you to remain at home and involved in your local community.  We ensure that you receive the right intervention at the right time, from the right professional. It simplifies the process by coordinating both health and social care needs.

We aim to: 

  • Avoid unnecessary hospital admission
  • Help you become as independent as possible
  • Prevent you having to move prematurely into permanent residential care
  • Delay/reduce the need for longer term care and support

What does the Community Resource Team provide?

The care team can provide daily calls to assist you with personal care, such as a full body wash, showering, dressing/undressing, preparing snacks or basic meals and drinks, and where applicable assist you with your medication. This is alongside our team of Therapists and Nurses who will assess your needs and goals, working with you to develop a reablement programme to maximise your independence.

We will review your progress throughout the programme to make sure we are on track to meet your goals or decide with you whether you may need longer term support. We will then provide information and advice on what options are available to you.  

The programme can last anything from a few days to a few weeks. It is normally no longer than 6 weeks for carer support, although Therapy can continue longer if required. If we believe you are unlikely to need the full 6 weeks to reach your agreed goals, then this will be discussed with you throughout and the service would be reduced/ended as appropriate.  

You will benefit from the service if you: 

  • Are keen to return or continue living at home
  • Need support or information / equipment to regain or improve your daily living skills
  • Have the potential to improve daily living skills following a short but intensive period of support
  • Are medically stable
  • Have had an accident, a period of illness or a stay in hospital


Access to the service is usually through a referral from a social care or health professional. This may be because you have been in hospital and need support to return home independently or you are living in the community and are struggling at home.

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