Disabilities can take many forms including learning disability, physical disability, mental health issues and many other causes. See also our information on Disabled Care
We can offer hourly support on a daily basis to full live in care support. With live in care support a young person can continue to live in their own home, retaining their independence and most importantly making their own choices in respect to their lives.
We believe that the option of having a live in carer can meet the needs of some one who is disabled and give them the opportunity of living in the local community, close to their family and friends.
We realise everyone is unique, and their needs are completely different, so we will take the time to meet you, and discuss with you what help and support you are looking for.
See two Case Histories below.
We supported a young woman, Diane (this is not her real name) who had learning difficulties, when she was sadly left alone after both her elderly parents died. Diane was the last of 5 children, and had stayed in the family home when her other sisters and brothers had left. Diane was not only struggling with coming to terms with her loss, but also with the practical problems of running a home on her own for the first time. We supported her with a care package, coming in every day to help her to plan her week, shopping, going to a day centre, and just as importantly, being there to listen. We were also able to support her moving from the family home into her own flat, this move was a tremendous challenge for Diane, as well as a major step towards independent living. Diane was involved in choices in all aspects of her life, including working, how she organized her flat, keeping pet hamsters, and socializing with friends. Diane met someone through her contacts locally, and is now married and has moved down to Somerset.
Another young person suffered from a genetic disorder, Friedreich’s Ataxia,he needed 24 hour live in care support, and was looking for a male carer who could be his companion, helping in all aspects of his life. He needed hoisting from his bed and chair, and also used hoists for showering. He enjoyed going out having friends in and wanted his life to be as full and normal as any other young man. He was fully involved in choosing his food, especially his love of pizzas and love of films, he liked going to bed late, and was able to join in events with his family who lived locally.
Just two very different examples of helping with independent living and making life as good and enjoyable as it can be.