What does this service do?
The service provides a personal assistant/support worker who is trained to work with people with complex learning disabilities. They can support someone with personal care needs to interact in the community, and get involved in activities such as sport and art, etc. We also support people on public transport. Some of the services we offer have an accessible building or centre, and also have mini buses that can be used if required.
Eight quality checked providers can be purchased by direct payment in order to provide targeted support during the day. The services all provide trained personal assistants and then vary in the rest of their offer that could include buildings, activities and transport. Some services specialise in particular areas like autism.
Who is this service available to?For people with complex learning and physical disabilities aged 16-25. There is also the facility for those over 25 to use the service.
How do you access this service?
Community Care Assessment and must be Fair Access to Care Services eligible. A personal budget would be used to buy the service. If the customer/carer (parent) wants the Council to arrange the service, the Council will call-off a service from one of the providers on the Framework. If the customer/carer (parent) wants a direct payment they can choose one or more of the providers to deliver this. The Council can also provide a managed or supported direct payment, where the Council manage the finances but the customer/carer choose and manage the service they want.
How do we ensure the quality of this service?
Regular contract monitoring of the Framework providers and annual quality check of providers on the Approved List.
Full of Life http://www.fulloflifekc.com/
Camden Society http://www.thecamdensociety.co.uk/
homeWestminster Society http://www.wspld.org.uk
Approved List: All of the above
http://www.mcch.org.uk/The LD Resource Centre,