My Homecare support adults with learning disabilities and autism. Everyone is different therefore our approach centres on the person themselves, to support them in realising their dreams and ambitions.
We are available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day providing care when you most need it and for the length of visit you need.
My Homecare believe that, with the right kind of support, our service users can experience a positive and rewarding life. Whilst some people need support with most or all everyday tasks throughout their lives, many people with learning disabilities are able to live quite independently with minimal support using an enabling or coaching approach. My homecare believe that positive change can occur through a person centred relationship built with the service user and their befriender.
Before the start of your service our manager will discuss with you your requirements and together, we will devise your person centred plan. When you arrange to meet our manager she can answer all your questions and help with any concerns you may have.
We have developed a generic training programme suitable to provide foundation to our befrienders who may befriend across diverse client groups.
The workshops and training courses for our befrienders increase the delegate’s understanding and awareness of learning disabilities and the impact this diagnosis could have on an individual.
As a minimum our befrienders and support team are trained in Health and Safety, Basic Food Hygiene, First Aid, Moving and Handling and Safeguarding.
Our befrienders are chosen following a rigorous recruitment process. All our befrienders and staff work references and history are checked, whilst they are also fully insured to be working in your home or trained to a high standard.
A befriender can boost someone’s self-esteem to the extent that they can often go on to be much more involved in local opportunities, thus increasing their opportunities to form other friendships.
“Since having my befriender I have been able to go swimming and the cinema every week”
Many of our Service Users felt isolated and/or lonely, engaged less with their local community and had less opportunity to develop their self-esteem, communication skills and social networks.
“Since I’ve had my befriender I have been able to go to computer classes and the job centre. I now have a job as a volunteer at a garden centre.”
Successful befriending relationships could improve the following areas:
It has proved that a person-centred relationship can promote personal growth and empower individuals to make positive changes in their lives.
Befriending service users have felt and continue to feel a positive difference to the levels of self-esteem, confidence and isolation. This has helped them believe that other people are interested in what they have to say and improved their skills in building relationships.