Our focus as NDIS registered provider and the essential services that we provide
To be disabled is part of life; our focus is on providing you with your own choice, control and freedom
Disabled people are often talked about as though they form one group, but every disabled person faces different challenges and health conditions. Therefore, care for people with a disability varies greatly, and finding the right solution for each person will need careful assessment and review of available resources.
A disabled person might be anyone who has a physical or mental impairment that has a substantial and long-term adverse effect on their ability to carry out day-to-day activities. These impairments could include:
Improved medical treatments mean that more people live with a disability now than ever before. Enabling people to manage long-term health problems inevitably involves providing a care package. Depending on the area of disability, the person may remain at home or live with relatives or may require longer-term residential care.
Disabilities of any present challenges don’t mean that life with a disability can not be fulfilling. For most people, fulfilling life means controlling their day-to-day activities and choosing how they live. More than 1 million disabled people in the UK live alone, and many more lead independent lives with help. This service model brings together the current practice in local areas, which was previously described for this group. It recognises that improvements are typically underpinned by visionary leadership, a focus on human rights-based approaches, workforce development, co-production and preparedness to reflect and learn. It aims to support commissioners across health and social care to work together to commission the range of services and support required to meet the needs of this diverse group.
Practical support and help with day-to-day tasks can be provided through several means, including state-funded support or private care facilities. This might include the need for particular equipment adaptations to home and home care visits to help with shopping, cleaning and dealing with personal hygiene.
The first step in finding home support for a disabled person is to ask social services at the local council to arrange a health and social care assessment. This will involve a visit from an occupational therapist who will provide a written care plan stating what the disabled person is entitled to.
The local council makes money to fund care through the direct payments scheme, including employing care assistants rather than relying on the council board to arrange it. This gives more control over the care and equipment the disabled person can receive.
Respite care is designed to replace a carer would generally give a disabled person. This means that a relative or family member caring for a disabled person can have support to attend to their health and wellbeing and take a break from the difficult job of caring for a disabled loved one.
Examples of respite care might include regular replacement overnight care to catch up on sleep or weekend care to provide space for other family activities.
A local authority may provide respite or temporary care after a carer’s assessment in certain situations.
Many hospices also provide respite care, offering high-level care. Carers who use respite care must be comfortable with the provider and feel confident that their family member is being cared for properly. Choosing the proper care home to provide such facilities is paramount.
For those with more complex levels of disability, home living is not suitable. Specialised Residential and Nursing Care Homes can provide care and accommodation to people who cannot live safely in their own homes or require 24hour access to care.
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Residential care should always be tailored to the individual needs of the disabled person to help them feel as comfortable and independent as possible.
Because of the wide variety of needs and preferences, it is vital to regularly review any care plans with all interested parties, such as family and friends. This means that finding a care home focuses on delivering the best outcome for the disabled person.
Transforming care is all about improving health and care services to live in the community with the proper support and close to home. Our national plan, Building the Right Support, published in October 2015, set out what we are doing to make sure this change happens. Following Building the Right Support, we published and available easy-to-read. We also published a document called supplementary guidance for commissioners (the people who plan and pay for care), which tells them what good services should look like and should be in place by March 2019. Building on that service model, we also published three model service specifications, also available in easy read, to give commissioners more detail about the kinds of specialist support they could provide in their local communities.
Good practice guidance around the commissioning of services for people with a learning disability and autism who display behaviour challenges, including the 1993 and 2007 Mansell reports, describes the need to develop high-quality local services that understand and support people and reduce reliance on out-of-area placements. They focus on ensuring the best outcomes for people by working in partnership with individuals and families/carers and through adopting person-centred approaches – vital to delivering independence and control for people and ensuring that the person’s wishes and aspirations for their own lives are at the centre of their care and support arrangements.
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Wollongong, Dubbo, Forbes, Parkes, Blayney, Molong, North Manly