Live-in care lets you live independently while maintaining a necessary level of support.
Nicola came to Helping Hands through her transition from residential college into adult care services. Having found and adapted her own flat, Nicola initially tried visiting care, but soon discovered that this did not meet her expectations of independent living, as it meant relying on her family for extra support. So, she approached social services to help appoint a live-in provider.
Jo has been Nicola’s main support worker since 2009 and it’s clear that it’s a partnership which works well. Whilst Jo keeps the flat clean and tidy, things such as meal planning are a joint effort.