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Personal Assistants for Younger People

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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 ŠŠ

  • 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 ŠŠ

We provide support to live: ŠŠ

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

FAQs

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, eg 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, eg trips out, conversation, reading, household tasks, eg housework, laundry, cooking. shopping, pet care, errands, eg collecting, 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 sisease; Multiple sclerosis; Muscular dystrophy; Partial sightedness; Progressive supranuclear palsy; Renal failure; Scoliosis; Spina bifida; Spinal muscular Atrophy; Stroke; Substance misuse; hearing impairment.

Live-in Care Case Studies

We could not believe that there was a service that could provide support so quickly. We were so surprised when we were told about it. We usually have to fight to get support, but this was so easy. She (the support worker) has been fantastic and made such a difficult time easier. She is such a hard worker and my Mother (Mrs Hammond) told me that she is wonderful. If she says that, it is high praise indeed.

We could not believe that there was a service that could provide support so quickly. We were so surprised when we were told about it. We usually have to fight to get support, but this was so easy. She (the support worker) has been fantastic and made such a difficult time easier. She is such a hard worker and my Mother (Mrs Hammond) told me that she is wonderful. If she says that, it is high praise indeed.

Mrs H lives at home. She is a poorly lady with long-term health needs and mild confusion and requires assistance in all aspects of daily living. Her primary carer was her husband. Mrs H was also supported by the Portsmouth reablement team attached to the hospital to enable her as far as possible.

We could not believe that there was a service that could provide support so quickly. We were so surprised when we were told about it. We usually have to fight to get support, but this was so easy. She (the support worker) has been fantastic and made such a difficult time easier. She is such a hard worker and my Mother (Mrs Hammond) told me that she is wonderful. If she says that, it is high praise indeed.

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