Supported Living Ethos
This is a ‘user led’ service which
looks at the individual needs of each service user it supports. The service is registered with the Care Quality Commission
(CQC) as a ‘Domiciliary’ care service and strides to exceed the standards set in the Health and Social Care Act.
users are empowered to make informed choices (within the guidance set out by the Mental Capacity Act) about their own lives
and lifestyles, and support is provided to assist service users to do this.
Info on the Supported Living Service
Harpenden Mencap have been providing a Supported Living service to adults
with a learning disability since 2003 when the Supporting People programme was introduced. The organisation as a whole
has been providing services to adults and children with a learning disability since its formation in 1959.
The Domiciliary Service
registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) in 2009 and this enables the Society to be able to offer extended services
such as performing personal care tasks to adults with learning disability in the Harpenden/St Albans area who live in their
own home. Although Harpenden Mencap at present provides services to people with a learning disability they may (based on an
ability to meet an individual's needs) be commissioned to provide services to people with a physical disability or any
disability associated to a learning disability such as early onset of dementia.
The service provided by the domiciliary
service will care, plan for and support the service users in the following areas:
This is not an exhaustive
list as support needs to be person-centred. There may therefore be additional areas in which a service user requires
support, and this will be detailed on the referral of a service user.
- Personal care needs
- Economic well being
- Being healthy
- Enjoying and achieving
- Staying safe
a positive contribution
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