Our Choices programme is specifically for people who are looking for extra support to live independently in their own home.
This unique programme provides 35 hours per week of personalised and flexible support to individuals who require extra support to live independently. This is achieved through our full-time volunteers who give 6 to 12 months to support an individual in their own home. Our full-time volunteers can support people with physical or learning disabilities or people with reduced mobility to have care on their terms. Volunteer support can be paid for through personal health budgets and direct payments.
A full-time volunteer can support your choice to live independently through:
- Live-in support and companionship (there is also the option for volunteers to live elsewhere but accommodation must be provided
- Practical tasks, e.g. shopping, cooking, cleaning and laundry
- Support for you to access social and leisure activities
- Enabling independent living
Please note that our volunteers are unable to undertake tasks involving personal care and/or manual handling.