Home Support Services
Our Home Support Services are designed to help you, if and when, you should require additional support.
It may be that you are, or have been, unwell or would just appreciate some help with daily / weekly chores and/or getting out and about.
We are happy to discuss your individual needs and if required, can put together a programme of support to suit you. Please see below for the services which we offer.
Enabling / Accompanying
If you find undertaking chores difficult or would like some company or support during the day or during trips out and about, our home support staff can offer you practical assistance and support. For example you may wish to visit a friend, go to the bank or post office or have a prescription collected. Alternatively you may enjoy gardening (or other activity) but find it difficult to undertake alone. If you have a particular request or would like discuss how we may be able to help you, please call the Help Scheme office.
We can provide a member of staff who can clean your house and/or help you with laundry, in accordance with your need / preferences.
We are able to take you shopping, providing practical support and guidance, or we can undertake shopping on your behalf if you provide a list. We can also help you to order online shopping.
Meal planning / food preparation
If you find meal planning difficult or time consuming, our Home Service Assistants can provide support in this area, helping you to plan your weekly shop and helping you to prepare your meals.
Sitting for Carers
We are able to provide a sitting service to support Carers, allowing Carers to take a break or attend to chores. Our Home Support Assistant will sit with the person you care for, ensuring that they have company and are well looked after. Alternatively we may be able to take out the person you care for, for example for a walk, visit or drive.
Please note that all of our Home Support Assistants have an Enhanced DBS Certificate.
Our fees are £13.50 per hour for the above services. Please note that in certain circumstances, financial support may be available such as Attendance Allowance, Carer’s Allowance or PIP.
If you are interested in any of the above services, please visit the Contact Us page or call the Help Scheme Office on 01404 813041.