We provide a range of services for disabled children, young people and adults including support in the home with personal care and daily tasks and support to access activities in the community such as shopping, meeting friends, attending leisure activities, medical appointments or college.
We can support children, young people and adults with any impairment or condition. These include dysphagia, epilepsy, cerebral palsy, autism, physical impairments and learning difficulties. We also support disabled people with clinical needs such as tracheostomy, gastrostomy, suction, oxygen and medication administration.
Devon Support Away from Home
We offer support for disabled children, young people and adults to access their community. For activities, we can support disabled children and young people and adults to take part in local activities that they enjoy doing.
For disabled children and young people, this can be activities such as Scouts or Guides, after school clubs, meeting up with friends, creative arts, drama and music, sports and fitness, shopping and going to the cinema.
For adults, this can be activities such as going shopping, meeting friends, sports and fitness, travelling to college and going to the pub, cinema, theatre, concerts or a football match.
Devon Home Care
We offer support for disabled children, young people and adults for personal care at home, 24 hours a day. Personal care at home is also known as domiciliary care, social care or home care. This means that we can support with getting ready for school, washing, dressing, taking medication, eating and any other personal support that they may need.
Our registered nurses offer 24 hour healthcare at home for disabled people. We can help you understand and plan for your healthcare needs, give healthcare advice and teach you and your carers skills needed to support managing your health.
Everyone needs some time off once in a while. We offer tailored short breaks, also known as respite, for disabled adults. It gives them a chance to do something different, and gives carers a little time off. It can be for a few hours, a weekend or longer as required. With our short breaks the choice is yours – go out and have fun, or relax at home. Through our short breaks, disabled people have the chance to do something different, develop confidence, independence and learn new skills.
Scope in Plymouth Day Opportunities
Most things in life are more fun with a group of like-minded friends.
We give disabled adults the opportunity to try a full range of indoor and outdoor leisure and social activities. You’ll gain confidence, independence and learn new things. There’s plenty to get involved in, such as sports, creative arts and drama, using computers and trips outdoors, for example, to the cinema, theatre or a football match.
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 who you’ll get on with. Supporting families with disabled children and adults for over 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 using your direct payments, personal budgets, private income or through the local authority.