Solution2Care Services works closely with children and young people, their families and significant others in the West Midlands and the surrounding areas to create unique, person-centred support packages to help them move positively into adulthood.
Solution2Care Services believe that it’s best for children to be at home with their families. If you are caring for your sick or disabled child at home then we can provide the support that you, your child and the rest of your family need. We will work with you to ensure your child has the best opportunity to be as independent as possible.
We pride ourselves on providing an integrated approach, collaborating with specialists from health and education sectors in order to achieve the best possible outcomes for young people. Our priorities are clear: that children and young people are kept safe; that their individual needs are met; and that they are healthy and enjoy their childhood.
Our carers help facilitate children’s play and educational activities, assist them both in and out of the home, and help them achieve their independence and long term goals.
Solution2Care Services provide short breaks and outreach across our services. Outreach can be anything from 1 hour to 10 hours of support in a day. Short breaks usually range from one night to two weeks and are activity-based. We have a menu of activities which include picnics in the park, horse riding and theme park days.
The children we care for live with the following challenges including:
- Down syndrome
- Sensory impairment
- Total and partial physical disabilities
- Complex care needs
CARE AND SOCIAL NEEDS
We ensure that the care we provide focuses on both the practical care needs and the social care needs of the child/young person. Please see a non-exhaustive list of the services we provide:
- Home Care – this includes personal care, hoisting, toileting, meal preparation and assist to bed.
- Escorting – Taking the child/young person out to local social events such as children’s drama and music classes. We also escort to local cinemas and sporting events, however this is not exhaustive and we can escort to any arena you or your child decide.
- Respite care – This allows the parents to have some respite time away, content in the knowledge that the child is being well cared for by a trained, experienced, compulsory checked care/support worker.
- Sitting services – Engaging with the child in the comfort of their own home.
We involve the child or young person, their families, social worker, school and any other significant people to ensure that the planning and delivery of short breaks and outreach is successful for all involved.
We follow six steps when planning:
- Initial contact with the young person, family, social worker and school to identify the most suitable allocation of support.
- Complete a detailed assessment of the young person using a holistic approach.
- Provide a proposal for all involved, including a detailed activity planner.
- Plan transition for the child or young person; arrange a tea visit with family to familiarise themselves with the service and staff team. Parents will complete ‘parent’s questionnaire’.
- Manager completes staff compatibility assessment to ensure correct staffing for the young person.
- Commence outreach with regular feedback and review.
We can provide the following services:
- Getting out of bed
- Washing, Bathing, Showering, Oral hygiene
- Dressing and personal appearance
- Managing continence
- Skin and hair care
- Assistance with managing medicines
- Assistance with going to bed
- Complex care
- 24 hour Live In care
- Sleeping night and waking night
- Dementia care
- Holiday help
- Short breaks (inside and outside the home)
- Social and leisure activities
- Aspergers` Syndrome
- Depression, anxiety and phobias
- Bipolar disorder
- Assistance with laundry/ironing
- Making /changing the bed
- Washing up
- Light housework
- Assistance with shopping
- Assistance with meal and drink provision
- Managing food hygiene
- Assistance with menu planning
- To assist with bill payments
- To assist with collecting pension, benefits, prescriptions
- To assist with correspondence
- To assist with use of telephone