Hospital Discharge

Are you going to be discharged from hospital?

If you are going to be discharged from hospital, and have nowhere to go upon discharge, or you can no longer return to your previous home, you should get in touch with us as soon as possible. 


Whilst your in hospital

You should let the hospital nursing staff know about your situation as soon as possible They will then ask the hospital discharge team to help you. The hospital discharge team should refer you to the Housing Options team as soon as possible, so that we can provide you with information and advice on your housing options.

If you already have a home, but it needs to be adapted to suit your medical needs, the hospital staff can help you to get in touch with our Care and Repair team, who will look at assessing you and your home to see if you are eligible for a Disabled Facilities Grant or any other assistance.


When you are discharged

We will assess whether there is reason to believe you are priority need, and if you are, we will be able to provide you with temporary accommodation.

We would consider you priority need if you fit into one of the following categories:  

  • You are pregnant or you have dependent children

  • You are vulnerable as a result of old age, mental illness, learning disability, physical disability or any other special reason

  • You are 16-17 years old

  • You are considered vulnerable after leaving custody

  • You are considered vulnerable after leaving the military

  • You are under 21 years old and have been in care between 16 and 18 years old

  • You are over 21 years old and are vulnerable as a result of being in care

  • You are vulnerable as a result of fleeing violence or abuse

  • You are homeless or threatened with homelessness as a result of emergency (e.g. flood, fire, other disaster)

You may also decide you wish to make your own arrangements to stay with friends and family whilst you look for alternative accommodation.


The Housing Options team may be able to assist you in the following ways:

  • Liaising with hospital staff in relation to your discharge

  • Referring you to the Care and Repair team to adapt your current home

  • Accessing social housing through our housing register

  • Accessing private rented accommodation

  • Accessing supported housing

  • Providing you with emergency accommodation

  • Helping you access benefits

  • Referring you to support agencies

If you think you are homeless or threatened with homelessness, please contact us as soon as possible.

   01327 871100

   Daventry District Council, Lodge Road, Daventry, NN11 4FP

   Mon-Thurs 9-5, Fri 9-4:30 


Are you a professional looking to refer a service user?

If you are a professional working with someone who is in hospital, you are able to refer them to us by using the Duty to Refer