A new project to offer help and support to patients who have spent time in hospital and are due to return home is being launched across parts of West Yorkshire.
Home from Hospital is a scheme designed to ease adults of all ages back into everyday life after being discharged from hospital. It helps with everything from benefits guidance to making sure houses are safe.
The programme of additional support which is tailored to individual needs - was originally offered to patients being discharged from Airedale General Hospital.
After proving its success the service has been extended to now include all patients returning home from Bradford Royal Infirmary and St Luke's Hospital, as well as community hospitals at Westbourne Green, Eccleshill and Westwood Park in Bradford; Troutbeck in Ilkley; and Curregate in Keighley.
Patients can access the scheme via hospital nursing staff.
Volunteers are vital to the future success of the scheme, ensuring people have the right support where and when they need it the most.