What is adult social care?
Adult social care responds to a wide range of needs – from a young adult with a learning disability who needs assistance with daily tasks to an elderly person with dementia who needs emotional support as well as personal care.
It’s about helping people to live as independently as possible, protecting them from harm and offering essential support in times of need.
People need to be able to choose how they live their life and how the care they need is provided. By working with people in communities we aim to help them become more resilient and able to live independently for longer.
Adult social care provision covers a wide range of services including; supporting older people, those with learning disabilities, reablement care and assessment for care. Care and support can be provided within various settings including extra care facilities, residential homes, day centres or within the persons own home.
What is extra care?
Extra care housing is a way of supporting people to live independently for as long as possible. Operating as a true community, residents live in their own apartments with care and support tailored to their requirements available as and when they need it.
What is personal care at home?
Personal care at home is long term support for people living in their own homes or in an extra care facility. It can be useful for people to support them with daily tasks that are now too difficult for them to manage without some help.
What is reablement?
If someone needs a little bit of support to get back on their feet, reablement can help them get used to doing things for themselves again.
Reablement encourages people to develop the confidence they need to carry out daily tasks themselves whilst continuing to live at home.
Reablement is often helpful for people who have just been discharged from hospital or need care and support following a crisis and is usually provided for up to six weeks.
Working with people who have learning disabilities
People with learning disabilities may need support to develop new skills, understand different types of information and help socialising with other people. Supporting people with learning disabilities and their families ensures that they get the best out of life and live as independently as possible.
What is residential care?
For adults who are no longer able to live in their own homes, residential care offers 24-hour care and support. People living in residential care have their own living space and access to shared facilities.
There has never been a better time to consider a career in care...
North Yorkshire needs more care workers than ever before. The number of older people is growing and it is predicted that people living with dementia will increase by 20% by 2020.
Helping people live independently and with dignity is an important and fulfilling profession. Our care and support workers are the best people to tell you about how rewarding a career in care can be.
Opportunities in the care sector are as diverse as the people you’ll be helping. We’ll support you to gain the skills, knowledge and experience you need to progress.
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