IS THIS SERVICE FOR YOU?
This is a service that few people realise is ‘out there’ and is often the very thing they are most missing in their life. So ask yourself:
- Are you living alone and in need of support?
- Do you find it challenging to manage day-to-day tasks?
- Do you want to learn new life skills?
- Are you ready to have more fun and variety in your life?
HOW CAN OUR 1 to 1 SUPPORT HELP YOU?
Our 1 to 1 support is designed to help you live successfully alone or with minimum support. Whether set in the home or out in the community (and it’s often both), this is a hugely flexible and personal service that can provide very different kinds of support.
Available to those of all ages.
Our service users ages range from 5 to 95. So what this service actually looks like can vary hugely from one person to the next – as can the nature of the support.
Available from 2 hours per week to 24 hours a day.
This is a highly flexible service. From a short home visit to a trip away that may span several days. Some young people only use our service in school or college holidays.
NB: 1 to 1 support can also be booked in advance for holiday breaks from school or college.
As a rule, people come to us for practical, emotional and social support, and soon start enjoying greater independence. Often, as their confidence grows, a variety of unexpected opportunities and possibilities emerge. On many occasions we have heard people talk of ‘getting their lives back’.
At home and in the community
Typically this service involves providing practical 1 to 1 support within the home, as well as support to live a fuller life outside its four walls in the community. How this unfolds depends entirely on the individual, for ours is a highly tailored approach. We can also use our centre in Geneva Road as a base for a person’s individual service if that is desirable.
PROVIDING DIFFERENT KINDS OF SUPPORT
From the outset we always make sure we have a full picture of your needs, and of what does and doesn’t work for you. From that foundation of understanding, we start providing a 1 to 1 service to support and empower you in different ways. Typically this can include:
Practical and emotional support.
We can help you to simplify daily challenges and also expand what you can do with confidence.
Specifically, we can help you to:
pay bills, budget, shop, manage your tenancy, clean your house, administer your medication or check it, give complex personal care, ensure you are able to express your view, get understood and listened to, support you to attend hospital and other medical appointments, help you to remember medical advice and write things down for you, be there to show support, make sure you understand what the medical profession says….
Social and educational support.
By helping you to enjoy a wide range of social and educational opportunities, we can change your sense of what is possible in your life.
Specifically, we can support you to:
make friends, plan outings and visits to friends and relatives, join clubs, introduce you to possible friends to share social opportunities with, attend classes or groups with you, help with buying tickets, go with you to see friends, provide you with the social care support you need during the outing…
Interested? Get in touch today.
Contact Justine Flood on 020 8541 3334.