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Care agency or carers for serve disability

DGamiDGami ListenerPosts: 1Member Listener
edited February 2018 in Disabled people
HI
We have a family member with serve disability (Brittle Bones). He is currently been cared at home.  We currently have two carers been provided by care agency from the council, however over the past couple of months they have become so unrealiable that one carer turns up and they do not have another carer to help. Issues also arise when main carer may go on holiday. 

We are now exploring option of finding a new care agency or carer direct. Can anyone recommend a good care agency that specialise in providing carers in home for someone with serve disability. Location  HA3 (Harrow)

The individual would need to:
Morning -  bath, dress, feed, provide medication & sit up in the wheelchair in morning for 2 hours  evening - 1 hour call  would be requiered to transfer from wheelchair and lie down, change into night clothes and personal hygenie.

If you have employed carer direct through direct payment what has been your benefit and any lessons learnt we need to consider.

If you have experienced any challenges with Social Services on care provided, what approach have you taken.

Thank you in advance


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  • Sue52Sue52 Courageous Posts: 77Member Courageous
    Hi @DGami
    Hope you are well today. When my dad was ill we had a  career on a Saturday to give me a break. The company is called Crossroads, I am not sure that they provide full time carers but it is worth a try. They were lovely people and I trusted them 100% with my dad. 
    It is so hard nowadays to find people you can really trust with loved ones and finding the right care is essential. I am sure a qualified advisor will know so much more than I 
    with best wishes 
    Sue 
  • Pippa_ScopePippa_Scope Disability Gamechanger Posts: 5,856Member Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @DGami and welcome!

    Sorry to hear about your situation with your carers. Whilst we cannot endorse any particular agency, you might like to try this search for services offering care in the home. Best of luck!
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