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Agency Support

Once a Short Breaks assessment has been completed, it could be decided that agency support is needed. An agency from the following list will be contacted to support a CYP and their family.

Agency support will be in one of the following ways:

-        Support in the mornings and evenings with dressing/undressing, feeding, washing

-        Support at weekends taking the CYP out in the community

-        Community based support – providing a travel companion to and from activities

-        Travel training support

-        Support in the community to build independence

 

Current approved providers

Provider

Notes

Borough

CQC Rating

 

Special People

  • Disability (all).

Bi-borough

Good

 

Equal People

  • Disability (all). 

 

Bi-borough

Good

 

Sure Care

  • Disability (all).
  • Home care services to children/young people, including those with complex needs. (2 clients using via direct payment).

Bi-borough

Registered April 2019, still awaiting inspection.

 

Prospero

  • Disability (all)
  • Community based services – focus on supporting foster families, or families at risk of breakdown.

Bi-borough

Not registered – recruitment agency for emergency support

 

Integrity

  • Disability (all)
  • Home and community based care
  • Supporting young people with focus on independence during transition to adulthood phase, and development of person-centric planning

Bi-borough

Good

 

Care Mark

  • Disability (all).
  • Home care services to children/young people, including those with complex needs.

Bi-borough

Good

 

Vibe

  • Teaching recruitment agency - education based provision, focused on integrating students (SEN, LAC, excluded) into the community or mainstream education. Outcomes are focused on travel confidence and social interaction through education and enrichment activities either in the home or in the community.
  • Managers conduct an initial meeting with the family and match workers with the young people. They conduct regular visits with the family and the tutors to gather feedback.
  • Tutors complete outreach forms every session to show academic and behavioural progression.
  • Offer flexible hours and evenings.

 (2 clients currently accessing this service).

Bi-borough

Not registered as education support not personal care

 

Sweet Tree

 

  • Complex needs and challenging behaviour.
  • C/YP - 13 and above.
  • Home care services to children/young people including those with complex needs. (PEG feeds, Medical gasses, Stoma and catheter care, Oxygen therapy, Nebulisers, Care of a tracheotomy, Non-Invasive Positive Pressure Ventilation (NIPPV)).
  • They are not able to provide support for children with eating disorders or threatening behaviour.
  • They conduct an initial assessment of need and to match with appropriate carer.

(1 client pending)

Bi-borough

Outstanding

 

Explora Haven

  • Home care services for children/young people with learning disabilities and complex needs.
  • Initial introduction meeting with family to assess needs and design a bespoke package.
  • Identify 2/3 care workers to introduce and test with the family to find the right fit.
  • Flexibility and no minimum hours.
  • Pay London living wage and have good staff retention.
  • Flat rate: £20.41

Bi-borough

Good

 

Capital Homecare

  • Personal Care.
  • Support to families with disabled children and children with challenging behaviour, including personal care.

(1 client using via direct payment).

Bi-borough

Good

 

Spencer & Arlington

  • Homecare services for children/adults of any age with learning disabilities, including challenging behaviour and mental health needs.

(1 client using via direct payment).

Bi-borough

Good

 

Carefirst

  • Healthcare recruitment agency.

(1 client using via direct payment).

Bi-borough

Good

 

Last Updated 12/04/2021

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