Service users' safety and dignity are being put at risk due to council home care cuts, sector leaders have warned after a survey revealed service shortcomings.
The study by the United Kingdom Homecare Association showed clients were receiving shorter visits and losing access to services such as safety checks.
The survey of funding decisions found 82% of 111 UK councils and health and social care trusts had cut the visiting time allocated for at least some clients.
The following link courtesy of Community Care provides more information:
At Home Instead we are immensely proud of the work we do supporting families and older people. Our visits will never be shorter than 1 hour, the quality of our service will never be compromised and it is possible for everyone to access our tailor made care at home via Direct Payments.
You can purchase:
- Help with personal care
- Short breaks away from home
- Help to access community activities
- Help with transport
- Respite care
Direct Payments have changed some people’s lives for the better:
"It has made a very positive difference for me as I am able to get the right services to meet my cultural needs and at appropriate times to suit me."
"I am able to do more activities on my own and feel more independent."
"I cannot explain what a fabulous service this is to people who want to stay at home as long as possible."
"I can get on with my life and I know the carers and feel more comfortable and I have more confidence."
Social workers have noticed the difference they can make too:
"It offers an essential service to individuals and their families who require a more flexible approach. It also gives the opportunity to design a care package which really meets a person’s needs."
The best thing to do if you want more information and to make sure you’re not missing out is to contact your nearest Adult Social Care assessment team office for advice or the Wolverhampton Direct Payments Team on 01902 551292 or email [email protected]
Alternatively you can contact the Home Instead Wolverhampton Team on 01902 425988 or email on [email protected]