Changes to care at home in Worcester
We have recently proposed to close this service, which is part of First Key Worcester.
We are losing a significant amount of money running the care homes at First Key Worcester because of a high number of empty places and it has been difficult to recruit staff. The circumstances at First Key Worcester mean it has become very hard for us to continue running the service because it is costing us more than the fees we get from councils.
Our staff are doing a great job but we are unwilling to compromise on quality and unable to consistently lose money running statutory services. Sadly, we are proposing to close the service by 3 March 2015.
We are consulting with the people who live there, their relatives, staff and local authorities about the future of the service and will make a decision in late November. We realise that these proposals will make some people feel anxious and we are committed to supporting everyone throughout this process.
Personal care at home is also known as domiciliary care, social care or home care. We can support you with tasks like washing, dressing, taking medication and preparing meals, 24 hours a day – but what we offer is much more.
With us, you are supported to live the life you want, your way. You’ll gain new skills, confidence and independence.
Is it for you?
We support disabled adults with any condition or impairment. These include dysphagia, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, physical impairments and learning difficulties.
We will talk with you – and others in your life who you want us to – to find out what’s important and how you like to be supported. Together, we’ll develop a support plan around the things you want to do, with a focus on what you’d like to achieve.
Your support staff
We’ll find support staff who you like and you’ll get on with.
Supporting disabled people for the past 60 years, we know just how much selecting friendly and caring staff matters. We train our staff thoroughly to provide safe and quality support.
You can pay with your direct payments, personal budget, private income or through the local authority.
Book us for an hour or two as you need, or at a regular time that suits you.