Steve is in his late 20’s, physically disabled and has poor communication skills. A wheelchair user Steve needs help with all aspects of his personal and domestic care. His social life is important to him and his live-in care package supports him in this. Steve’s care package commenced in 2008 and currently he has two, returning, live-in carers.
Edward is in his late 40’s and has a spinal injury. Able Community Care began providing a live-in care service in August 2009 and care has been continuous since. Two main carers, Carer A first went on Edward’s rota in October 2009 and Carer B in February 2010. All personal, domestic and social care is provided plus a little care for Edward’s cat.
Kevin is in his late 30’s and is quadriplegic. Kevin needs total care and additional support comes in from outside agencies. Social activity plays an important part of Kevin’s life and it is therefore essential that he has care workers who drive. Currently his care package consists of two regular rotational live-in carers, chosen by Kevin, both of whom can drive.