Domiciliary Care simply means care that is provided to people who require extra support, in order to live independently in their own homes. This extra support might take the form of support with household tasks or personal care, or any other activity that the person would find difficult on their own. At Hft, this means supporting people to live the best lives possible.
We provide support in a way that suits each individual, whether that’s around the clock, or by dropping in to support with specific tasks, like washing and cleaning. We use the Fusion Model of Support to deliver care that empowers individuals. This means supporting people to do things themselves, rather than doing it for them – which we know leads to more engagement, and to people taking more control over their own lives.
We take the time to make sure that our staff are fully trained in person-centred active support so that they’re able to empower the people they support to enjoy higher levels of inclusion, independence and choice. It’s a model of support that we’ve seen lead to great outcomes for the people we support, time and time again.
Hft staff are also recruited from the local community so that they can use their knowledge of the area to support people to lead a full and varied life.
Domiciliary Care is a legally regulated activity. Hft’s Domiciliary Care services are registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to carry out personal care, meaning they must meet the standards set out by the CQC, who regulate care provision in England.
We take the standard of care and support we offer very seriously. You can view the CQC ratings that our services have received on the CQC Ratings page.
People choose Domiciliary Care for the independence that comes with it – living in your own home, and being in control of your own life. That’s why we work closely with the people we support to identify any additional opportunities that could help boost that independence, safely and easily. This might be a simple change such as installing a fingerprint lock to the front door, to eliminate the risk of someone forgetting to take their keys when they leave the house. But for someone who is unwilling to leave the house for fear of doing just that, a new lock might mean the difference between loneliness and isolation and getting out and about, allowing them to become an active member of the community.
Our experience shows us that the more the people are able to do things, whether by themselves or with support from Hft, the more they feel in control of their own lives. Get in touch with our local team to discuss how we can help.