Domiciliary care

Providing care in the comfort of your own home.

Mental health care

Enable people with mental health needs to fulfill their potential on a long term basis

Nursing staff

We provide well-trained mature nurses and care assistants for all your care needs.

Supported Living

We provide support to clients with learning difficulties

Homecare

Providing care and companionship for specified times.

The main objective of our supported living service is to help individuals develop existing (or acquire new) skills. Therefore all tasks are to be undertaken with the individual, not for them, unless otherwise indicated in their individual support plan.

The tasks of the service shall include:

a) Practical support tasks (including housing related support tasks)

  • Getting to know individuals during any period of transition into supported living;
  • Help settling in new tenants;
  • Support with household budgeting, including help with correspondence, and the payment of bills;
  • Acting as the Appointee for the receipt of welfare benefits;
  • Prompting and supporting with practical household tasks e.g. general cleaning;
  • Prompting and supporting with laundry tasks;
  • Assistance in developing domestic/life skills;
  • Assistance in developing social skills/behaviour management including supporting people to develop social networks within the community and elsewhere;
  • Advising on aids/equipment;
  • Assisting individuals to access education, employment or community based activities;
  • Help in liaising with other agencies e.g. health professionals, social work staff;
  • Maintaining the personal safety and security of individuals;
  • Support in accessing information (e.g. local/national news);
  • Support in maximising welfare benefits and referring to specialist agencies where necessary;
  • Emotional support and advice;
  • Supporting individuals to access counselling as appropriate;
  • Helping to liaise with the Registered Social Landlord or landlord on issues such as maintenance/repair/ improvement work to the home;
  • Advice on transport methods and arrangement of transport;
  • Supervising and monitoring of medication e.g. prompting the individual to take medication which has been prescribed and dispensed into individual doses;
  • Support to plan and prepare meals, including addressing the principles of a healthy diet;
  •  Assisting an individual with their mobility, such as accompanying individuals in the community, including shopping; 
  • Practical support to help deal with emergencies;
  • Support individuals to access advocacy support where appropriate;  
  • Support individuals to develop social networks and to maintain current friendships and family relationships. 

 

Mental Health
Learning disabilities

The service is for adults who have mental health needs, are in need of housing or are inappropriately housed. The service helps people to develop life skills and live independently in their own home.
Introduction

The service is for adults who have a learning disability, are in housing need or are inappropriately housed, are able to take their own medication or have other help to do this.

Support
Support includes:

Encouraging individuals to actively prepare meals and to look after their home appropriately, ensuring health and safety requirements are met, and any faults or repairs are reported immediately. Helping people apply for benefit entitlements and manage their finances to pay household bills and rent.
Helping people to pursue learning activity or employment by encouraging individuals to link in with their local community resources, and give support to promote social inclusion and the confidence to engage in a rewarding or fulfilling activity such as a part time college course or voluntary work. Encouraging individuals to maintain their physical and mental health, manage their medication independently and keep to medical and other necessary appointments.
An on-call service to provide support and advice in an emergency, ensuring that people who use our service feel safe and secure in their own home.
Providing our own housing management services to help with tenancy issues, and also a maintenance team to deal with day to day repairs.

Cost
Supported Living Services are currently funded by the Local Authorities. Rent for the accommodation is paid for by the individual, however they are helped to apply for housing benefit, if appropriate.

Our Aim
The aim of the service is to help individuals to achieve their personal goals and realise their potential.

How do I apply?
Please contact the service for further information and an application pack.

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