Community Discharge Coordination Centre

What is this service?

The Community Discharge Co-ordination Centre (CDCC) is the single point of referral for all Community rehabilitation and Therapy Services. This includes the Community Therapy Team, Specialist Community neurology Service and Community Rehabilitation Beds.

The CDCC consists of a large administration team, case-manager (trained clinicians including physiotherapists, occupational therapists, nurses) and social care practitioners.

What does this service offer?

The CDCC manages all referrals for patient who require a period of rehabilitation and therapy, this could be provided in the home environment or within a community rehabilitation bed (residential facility).

Who is this service for?

Patients must adhere to the following criteria:

  • aged 18 or over,
  • registered with a Bristol GP and a Bristol resident,
  • requires multi-disciplinary rehabilitation service in the community. Please note that rehabilitation may take place in a number of settings, including rehabilitation centres (provide residential recovery and rehabilitation support for short periods), community rehab beds (provide nursing and some therapy support within a nursing home care setting), or via rehabilitation teams (provide rehabilitation in the patient’s place of residence).

How can I access this service?

You cannot access this service yourself; referrals must be completed by a health or social care practitioner.

Are you a healthcare professional wanting to make a referral?

Referral information for North Bristol Trust and University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust

If you would like to make a referral to Pathway 1 (support at home) or Pathway 2 (community rehabilitation bed), please refer by contacting the CDCC on 0117 3426667 or each Trusts’ Single Referral Form.

Referral information for community partners (GPs, Social Care Staff) and for hospital staff who would like to refer a patient who does not require a service on day of discharge

Please refer by completing the Community Therapy referral form on the left hand side of this page and emailing to

Due to increasing demand on the Bristol Community Health Community Therapy teams we have produced an exclusion criteria guide to provide you with more clarity around referrals that we are unable to accept, with suggestions of other routes of referral.

Visit our Specialist Community Neurology Service page and our Strength and Balance Service page for details of how to refer into these services.