Manchester Community Response

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Manchester Community Response (MCR) is made up of several services that help reduce the need for people to go into hospital and allow timely and safe discharge of patients from hospital. They are short-term services that support people to stay in the community in a crisis situation.


MCR is the umbrella name for six services that MLCO provide which aim to keep patients in the community and out of hospital.

They are:

  1. Manchester Crisis Response service – preventing admission to hospital in a crisis by wrapping integrated care around them to make safe and stabilise in the home/community for 72hrs
  2. Intermediate care (home based) – providing intermediate care in the patient’s home for up to six weeks
  3. Intermediate care (bed based) – providing care in a temporary bed such as a care home for up to six weeks
  4. Reablement – getting people back to independence by supporting daily living tasks in their home for up to six weeks
  5. Discharge to assess – carrying out discharge assessments at home rather than in the hospital as soon as a patient is medically fit for discharge
  6. Community IV – Intravenous therapy regimes delivered at home/in community settings that are traditionally hospital based.