Community rehabilitation

Find out why rehabilitation should be available to everyone

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Rehabilitation makes people’s lives better, yet many of those who could most benefit face barriers to accessing these services. Expanding provision of good quality, community based, rehabilitation is now widely recognized as having a key role to play in addressing this 

Meeting the rehabilitation challenge

There are strong economic, ethical and ‘quality of life’ reasons to improve access to rehab services, and it's time to make the UK health and care systems more rehabilitative as a whole. 

We aim to build an alliance of national organisations committed to lobbying to improve access to quality rehab services across the UK.

How we'll meet the challenge
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Improving healthcare delivery through community rehabilitation

It's now widely recognised that rehabilitation works and that to improve access to these services they need to be more community based. This is supported by policy commitments across the UK. 

The challenge ahead is to translate this into an expansion of quality community rehab services and investment to make this happen. 

The importance of community rehab
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Setting the standard for community rehabilitation

Our aim is to drive up the quality of community rehab services.

We'll do this through promoting approaches and initiatives that work and developing new evidence-based standards. 

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Principles of quality rehabilitation systems

The factors that make for effective rehabilitation are now well understood.  We have categorized them under three headings: person centred, accessible and integrated.

Read the principles
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Community rehabilitation in the NHS Long Term Plan for England

There is a strong commitment in the plan to increasing community rehab services, along with significant new funding to underpin the proposals.

See more about the NHS Long Term Plan
NHS England Long Term Plan - Chartered Society of Physiotherapy

Manifesto for community rehabilitation

The CSP has joined forces with 20 other national charities, unions and professional bodies to jointly call on all political parties to make a commitment to community rehabilitation in their manifestos by mandating NHS England to improve the quality and accessibility of services and amend the NHS Constitution to making people’s existing rights to community rehabilitation explicit.

Read our manifesto
Manifesto for community rehabilitation