Support in your own home
If you need help and support around the home, home care can be a viable option.
For many people it is important to stay in their own home, with familiar surroundings near to friends and family and at the same time, retaining their independence. However as we get older we may need some support and assistance.
What kind of support is available?
The amount of home care needed can be tailored to suit your Care Act assessed needs – from a visit once a day to a much greater amount of help.
Bradford Enablement Support Team (B.E.S.T)
The Bradford Enablement Support Team (B.E.S.T.) provides short term support to people who cannot care for themselves easily because they are ill or disabled. The aim is to help you maintain your independence and stay in your own home.
The service is tailored to meet your needs and works with you to set achievable goals to maximise your independence and lasts for up to six weeks and can be planned to meet your support needs 24 hours a day.
An action plan will be created and you’ll be supported to reach these goals. The B.E.S.T. plus service supports individuals to achieve therapy goals that are set and monitored by therapists.
Who is this for?
When is the service available?
The B.E.S.T. service works 24 hours a day. We will do our best to meet the times you would like us to provide home care, but due to the high demands on the service this is not always possible.
Is there a charge?
The B.E.S.T. service is free for up to the first six weeks. If you receive support from the B.E.S.T. service for more than six weeks, you will be required to pay for the service. The charge for the service will be based on your financial circumstances which will be assessed to determine what you will pay.
For more information on Bradford Enablement Support Team, contact Bradford Metropolitan District Council Adult Services Access Point on 01274 435400.
What is Telecare?
Telecare offers a continuous, automatic, remote monitoring of users by using sensors to enable them to live in their own home, while limiting their exposure to emergencies.
Telecare provides peace of mind for people who are having problems with:
How does Telecare work?
Safe and Sound is the Community Alarm System operated by Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Your home can easily be connected to Safe & Sound where calls are monitored 24 hours a day including weekends and all bank holidays.
The equipment supplied by Bradford Council plugs into a socket in your home and a telephone point. These need to be located close together.
At the safe and sound control centre information you provide is held securely and is instantly available so action can be taken in an emergency. When you contact the centre, the operator will know your name, address, GP, next of kin and key holder information.
Safe and sound has mobile staff who operate throughout the Bradford District. Staff have training in first aid, moving and handling techniques and can and provide a back up to your named contacts and can help in a simple emergency, but are not able to perform ‘care tasks’.
Where there is an assessed need we can also provide you with additional equipment such as a medication dispenser, property exit sensor and epilepsy sensor. Some of this equipment will connect via the alarm unit to keep you safe in your own home.
Safe and Sound equipment is easy to use:
You can contact Bradford Metropolitan District Council for an assessment for an alarm unit or a no-obligation demonstration on 01274 434994.
Care in your own home
Independent home care providers
Home care providers concentrate on providing quality care for individuals in their own home.
People who benefit:
The support they provide is usually flexible home support which is specifically tailored to meet the needs of the individuals.
Home care providers are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and they ensure their employees have an enhanced DBS check if they are coming into contact and working with vulnerable adults or children.
The moving and handling of people is a regular task in home care, which if not done safely, can cause serious injury to individuals and staff, always ask if the staff are trained in the use of hoists if they are required.
Daily care/domestic support
Companies offering domestic care support services designed around the individual, which are both affordable and economically viable will work closely with you and your loved ones to ensure the personal care and domestic support they provide are just suitable for you.
Help can include: