Support With Confidence - Care Providers

How the scheme works
Support with Confidence is a vetting scheme and directory of Personal Assistants and Agencies providing Adult Social Care. It is managed by Trading Standards (working with Wokingham and West Berkshire Adult Social Care Teams), and is designed to provide assurance for people looking for care as well as organisations making referrals.

All Personal Assistants and Agencies have to undergo thorough checks including DBS, Safeguarding and Right to Work as well as complete essential training (based on the national Care Certificate). The providers are rechecked every year.

To find a Personal Assistant, please include information on:

Your location, hours needed, type of care required (eg befriending, personal care, home help) and any other specific requirement.

Categories:
Connecting with others
Getting active
Healthy lifestyle
Day to day helping hand
Helping with money
Information and advice
Transport and getting around
Mental health
Support with housing
Support with employment
Support for carers
Volunteering
Managing a long-term health condition
Basic necessities (food/clothes)
Advocacy
Arts and creativity
Connecting with nature
Youth support
Social prescribing
N/A
Additional needs catered for:
Vision impairment friendly
Hearing impairment friendly
Wheelchair accessible
Learning difficulty friendly
Physical disability friendly
Dementia friendly
Takes place in the client’s home
Non English speaking friendly
N/A
Key words - separate with a comma: Buddying, Befriending, Care, Home help, Personal Assistant, Personal Care, Respite, Sitting service
Who can refer: Professional referrals only

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