We know that finding home support for you or your loved ones can often be a daunting task.
This decision often comes at a challenging time and without the experience of having purchased home support before, it can be difficult to know what to look for.
There are a few key considerations that can make your decision process a little bit easier.
Identify your needs
The first thing to think about is what kind of support you need. While a need for help with meals or personal care activities such as washing, bathing and dressing can often be obvious, sometimes things like companionship and assistance in pursuing hobbies and interests can be just as important for wellbeing and quality of life. It might be useful to write a list of both absolute necessities and wish list activities to help get a feel for how much support you might actually need.
Whatever support needs you identify, quality of delivery should always be key. It is important to check that support plans are developed to meet your individual needs and that you are matched with a support worker (we call them enablers) who is professional, compassionate and a good match for you socially and culturally. The organisation providing support should also be able to explain the processes and training they have in place to ensure your safety and security.
Funding your support
Funding your support is always a concern, but the good news is that support at home is often not as expensive as many people imagine. You may also qualify for some government assistance. We have pulled together some further information about funding your care to help you understand your options and entitlements.
Whatever your situation, we know that understanding your needs is fundamental to developing a package that is right for you, which is why we always take the time to provide an initial in-home consultation, at your convenience and at no cost. If you have any questions or would like further information, please contact us or call us direct on 0333 321 8305.