Many people with Learning disabilities require somewhere to live or to move from their existing accommodation. Wisdom Healthcare is able to use our substantial experience to develop strong relationships with many organisations to support the individual to find accommodation which is affordable. These organisations include: * Letting Agencies * Estate Agents
Medacs Healthcare provides home care for adults and children with learning disabilities. Our person-centred approach ensures we deliver tailored support that promotes independence in the home and confidence to access the wider community..
Many people with Learning disabilities require somewhere to live or to move from their existing accommodation. Wisdom Healthcare is able to use our substantial experience to develop strong relationships with many organisations to support the individual to find accommodation which is affordable. These organisations include:
* Letting Agencies
* Estate AgentsRegistered Social Landlords
* Private Landlords
* Housing Associations
* Housing Broker (Mencap Housing pathways)
Our Floating support team provide specific focussed support with individuals to identify appropriate accommodation and then support the individual with the complexities of setting up and maintaining a tenancy. Our floating support team receive specific training to ensure they are equipped to provide this very specific support. This support is time limited (depending on need) but is for a maximum period of 12 months.
What support do we offer?
Completing Housing Application Forms
Completing a full Benefits review
Completing & submitting Housing Benefit and other relevant benefit applications
Completing community Care Grant Applications for essential furnishings
Support with the move process (organising removal, key cutting, purchasing furniture)
Registering with utility companies (gas, electricity, water, telephone)
Setting up of Standing Orders or other budgetary systems to ensure bills are paid
Supporting the individual in the first week of the move to become familiar with their local area
Support to register with GP’s and Dentists
In addition to the setting up and maintaining of their tenancy the floating support team can support the client to:
Identify educational experiences to suit the person’s needs. This may include mainstream colleges and education centres or specialist services and may also include education providers delivering tailored courses to individuals in our own Training Rooms.
Supporting the individual to apply for such courses and support in attending appointments and or interviews in relation to such courses.
Supporting the individual to regularly review progress by meeting with course tutors on a regular basis.
Supporting the individual to identify appropriate work opportunities.
Supporting the individual to apply for placements on work schemes and/or job vacancies
Supporting the individual to compile and produce C.V’s
Supporting the individual to practice interview techniques by undergoing mock interview scenarios.
Supporting the individual to settle into a new job and/or work placement by visiting the employer and reviewing progress.