Support at home
Support at Home is a specialist support service offering one-to-one support for people in their own homes.
Do you have problems going out on your own?
Have you lost your confidence to do the things that you used to do, or need a little help?
Our Support at Home service is provided by staff who have been trained in dementia care and understand how important it is for everyone to maintain their independence.
Our support workers will work with you to help you to maintain your interests and skills; they can come shopping with you, accompany you on outings or visits, help you manage bills and correspondence, or just visit you at home to help you with whatever activities you enjoy.
The Support at Home Service is available for a minimum of 2 hours a week or for as long as you’d like.
Service can be provided Monday – Sunday 7:00am – 10:00pm.
The Support at Home service is designed to ‘work with’, rather than ‘do for’ people, to help them to maintain their independence. Often people with dementia will become isolated because they have concerns about going out alone, or they lose the confidence to be able to maintain their social life outside the home.
They may have difficulties with speech or memory, and begin to believe it makes it difficult for them to mix with others, or may have become isolated because they have not been able to maintain their contacts with friends.
This service provides a dedicated support worker, who will be ‘matched’ to the person they are visiting, who will encourage and support the individual to maintain their life skills and choices.
The support workers can take the person out to places of their choice (all are fully insured) or provide support within the home to help the person with their pastimes and interests.
The service is based around a person-centered approach so the wishes, choices and decisions of the person we are supporting are at the heart of what we do. Activities are led by the person we are supporting and they decide what they wish to do.
We will take time to get to know the person we are supporting and the same support worker (or small team of support workers, to cover leave or sickness) will be permanently allocated so that the person receiving the service will get to know them and build a trusting and supportive relationship.
Prices are available on request.