Physical Disability Care
As well as providing day-to-day personal care, the Bellcare team can offer the motivation, support and encouragement needed to maintain a customer's independence.
Anyone who is assessed with a disability, either through illness or injury, accident or a worsening medical condition, will invariably need a degree of personal support: family and friends may find themselves in a caring role, one which often may have a detrimental effect on relationships. From years of experience working with disabled customers, we understand the need to be listened to, to have wishes and options considered, and to be able to make one's own decisions.
We work with disabled adults of all ages, in the customer's home and in the wider community including the workplace, and college. Bellcare are positive about disabled people and, even in the face of severe disability, we can help the customer live a positive and purposeful life.
Personal Care for Disabled People
- Help to get up in the morning going to bed at night
- Personal hygiene and bathing
- Management of incontinence and assisting with toileting needs
- Meal-time help with eating and drinking
- Assistance with prescribed medication
- Assistance with mobility
Light Domestic Care for Disabled People
- Bed changing
- Housekeeping including vacuum cleaning, dusting, washing and ironing
- Shopping and errands (including collecting pensions and prescriptions)
- Preparing and cooking food and assiting with eating meals
- Accompanying to doctor, hospital, optician, dentist etc
- Accompanying to social events
- Overnight stay and care
- Day sitting and companionship
- Short term breaks and respite for carers
Learning Disability Care
From practical help with daily activities to help with teaching and stimulation to enable the individual to develop new abilities to improve their quality of life, Bellcare are a recognised social care provider with a proven track record of supporting persons with identified needs.
All of our staff receive comprehensive training in care and support for children and adults with learning disabilities and many of our carers have also had experience in the care of a person with challenging behaviour.
Personal Budgets and Direct Payments
A personal budget is an amount of money that has been allocated to a disabled person, based on their assessed needs and which allows them to choose how to spend that money to meet their care and support needs.
Direct payments are made by local council to disabled people who have been assessed as needing help from social services, and who would like to arrange and pay for their own care and support instead of receiving them directly from the local authority. To be eligible, a person must be able to give their consent to receive direct payments and they should be able to manage them (even if they need assistance to do this on a daily basis).
To find out more about Direct Payments, visit the DirectGov.org website