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Support to live life to the full

Our service for younger people will connect you with the best Personal Assistant for your life. Together, we will create a support plan enabling you to lead an active and fulfilled life whether at home, in education or at work.

With a Personal Assistant you will be able to seize life’s opportunities, make a wider range of choices and break down the barriers to living life to the full.

We support people with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, chronic or terminal illness and people managing unexpected care needs, such as acquired brain injuries.

Your bespoke service

  • Our managed support removes the hassle that can be associated with employing a Personal Assistant yourself and gives you the reassurance of a fully regulated service ŠŠ
  • We will fit in with your existing support services

We provide support to live:

  • At home in your local community with friends and family
  • At college or university working with you and the local disability transition team to secure funding and adaptive solutions
  • At work - helping you to secure funding and adaptive solutions

Full time care and support

Two full-time support workers will usually work on a rota basis and live-in with you at home or in your halls of residence. One of our assessors draws up a personal support plan with you which describes exactly what you want the support worker to do for you.

You also give a picture of what you like doing so we can introduce support workers to you that we think you’ll get on with. If we get it wrong, just say, and we’ll find someone more suitable. Your support worker will usually be active when you are and sleep when you do.

He/she is entitled to a 2 hour daily break which she/he’ll fit round your schedule.

FAQ's

What areas of the country do you cover?

Agincare’s care and support service currently covers England and Wales. We maintain a strong pool of trained and qualified care and support workers who are able to travel at short notice.

All of our care and support workers are managed from our Portland office in Dorset and are supported by our network of regionally based staff and offices across the country.

What will I be expected to provide?

The care and support worker will live with you so requires their own room for sleeping, with a bed, linen and somewhere to hang their clothes. You will also be expected to provide the resources for their meals (unless the funder of your care and support has agreed to include this). You are not expected to provide for any special dietary requirements of your care and support worker.

Are your staff employed or self-employed?

All of Agincare’s care and support staff are employees of Agincare; they are not self-employed.

How long can I have care and support from you?

We generally say that our staff can support you with anything that’s safe and legal. Below are some of the services that our existing clients use.  If what you need support with isn’t on this list then just ask. Socialising, e.g. visiting friends, support to participate in or attend sporting events, assistance with studying or support in the workplace, paperwork, eg letter writing or filling in forms, personal care, eg getting up, going to the toilet, bathing, washing, dressing, assistance with medication, companionship, trips out, conversation, reading, household tasks, eg housework, laundry, cooking. shopping, pet care, errands and workplace support.

What conditions are supported?

It’s not possible to list them all but here are some: Autism; Early onset dementia; Cerebral palsy; Acquired brain injury; Bipolar disorder; Asthma; Deafness; Depression; Diabetes; Huntingdon’s disease; Learning difficulties; Motor neurone disease; Multiple sclerosis; Muscular dystrophy; Partial sightedness; Progressive supranuclear palsy; Renal failure; Scoliosis; Spina bifida; Spinal muscular Atrophy; Stroke; Substance misuse; hearing impairment.

Costs for fully managed Live-in Care

Most people would rather be cared for at home than move into a care home or other institution and there are various financing options and state funding schemes which can help people achieve this.

LOW DEPENDENCY CARE - costs from £795 per week

Companionship live-in care ranging from no personal care requirements to those who need assistance with some smaller aspects of personal care, socialising and getting about and day to day living.

MEDIUM DEPENDENCY CARE - from £875 per week

Personal care ranging from those needing slightly more help such as catheter care to those who may have a specific healthcare need, learning and/or physical disability, mental health needs, acquired brain injuries and people with autism..

HIGH DEPENDENCY CARE - costs from £975 per week

High levels of personal care with more severe stages of neurological disorders and/or physical incapacity. People may require hoisting or may display some challenging behaviours.

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