Channel Islands

Able Community Care began to provide Live-in Care Services in The Channel Islands over twenty years ago.

Our services were known and respected in mainland UK and we were approached to see if it was possible to provide a Live-in Care Service on Jersey as a true alternative for Jersey people who did not wish to move into a residential care setting. (Since then we have also enabled individuals to move from a care home back to their own home).

Most care packages in the UK run on a fortnightly change of live-in care workers but due to the expense of travel to the Islands and the time taken to travel, the care services in The Channel Islands run on a four weekly changeover basis with care workers travelling by plane or ferry.

The intention of our Live-in Care Service is for the recipients of care to feel comfortable, happy and supported in their own home and to have a system of rotational care workers whom they have chosen.

Many of our care workers have been travelling to The Channel Islands for many years as have staff members from Able Community Care in Norwich.

For all potential clients of our long term, Live-in Care Service we come to the Island to find out about your requirements for your own, personal care package. Our Live-in Care Service provides support with domestic care, personal care and offers companionship and facilitates social activities.

Every person we care for is an individual and has a different ‘job description’ from anyone else. A personal visit from us, to answer questions and to begin to get to know a person needing care enables our Care Managers to introduce the most appropriate care workers into your home.

We have provided our live-in care service in Jersey, Alderney and Guernsey and currently are providing support to clients for whom we have been caring for, for over ten years.

All our care workers have at least one year’s provable care experience and we interview and reference all potential care workers ourselves. Each care worker must update training on a regular basis and all DBS certification is in place.

Able Community Care was started by Angela Gifford in 1980 and the company is still owned and managed by her. It is a family company and four members of her family have also been staff members.

In addition to providing our Live-in Care services on the Channel Islands we are able to provide Home from Hospital Care, Respite Care and can accompany Channel Islanders who need care on holidays of their choice.

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