Adult Community Services

Advice and Guidance: Community Health Services

Community health services offer a broad range of care and treatment to local residents whether young or old. They offer support to some of the most vulnerable groups of patients - those with long-term conditions and on-going disabilities. Community services include health visiting, district nursing and a wide range of therapy services. They aim to:

  • promote health and healthy behaviours – including supporting population screening and vaccination programmes
  • promote independence in those with potentially disabling conditions
  • deliver treatment in a community or home setting – avoiding hospital or residential care admission where possible
  • support case management and disease management for those with complex long-term conditions
  • support rehabilitation
  • provide end-of-life care.