Alison is 24 years old and has cerebral palsy. She recently moved into her own flat. A live-in support worker helps Alison maintain her independence and live life her way.
Alison’s support worker carries out all personal care, makes sure Alison eats a well-balanced diet and keeps the flat clean and tidy. She also supports all Alison’s daily activities, like socialising and managing her banking and shopping.
As Alison has 24-hour care needs, a second care worker visits Alison every day to help the live-in support worker transfer Alison safely to and from her wheelchair.
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Simon is a 53-year-old man who suffered a spinal injury some years ago. He currently lives at home with his parents.
Simon is still very much in control of his life, both at home and socially, and has a job.
His live-in support worker helps him in his role as a Senior Inventory Controller for two hours every week on a Wednesday at a local business. Simon’s role involves stock control and data entry using a computer. Simon is unable to take notes while working so his support worker takes them.
As well as being supported at work, Simon needs help with personal care, transferring to and from his wheelchair, and cooking and domestic tasks. Simon’s support worker also goes out with him to his many social events.
Your support worker will live with you, so they’ll need:
Graham was born with spinal muscular atrophy. At the age of 20 he decided to come to study psychology at Brunel University, with support from his family and a care provider in the UK.
Graham was determined to make the most of life at university. He specifically requested a young live-in support worker to help with personal care, and getting in and out of his wheelchair.
Graham regularly went to the gym and the cinema, attended university social events and also enjoyed a drink in the local pub, all with the help of his live-in support worker. Graham successfully completed his degree and has returned home to Dubai.
Personal budgets and direct payments are funding allocated to you by your local council or health authority. It puts you in control of buying and arranging your own support and care.
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