Domiciliary Care Services
Located within the heart of Abingdon’s town centre, Dependable Social & Mental Health offers care and support services to people who want to continue living in their own homes.
Temporary Staffing Solutions
Dependable Social & Mental Health also provides skilled workforce to support staffing shortages to a number of health and social care settings. We work collaboratively with both governmental and private institutions to support:
Supported Living settings
Residential Care Homes
Mental Health Services
We ensure that we carry out a comprehensive recruitment and on-boarding process, before sending any employees to our client sites. This includes interviewing, reference checks, DBS checks, skills evaluation, screening of all employees and training.
To support Individuals or their representative / nominee and Carers wishing to recruit Personal Assistants to meet their specific needs. Support Individuals or their representative / nominee and Carers as required in the recruitment of Personal Assistants, including:
Information about their legal responsibilities as employers
Drafting job adverts and job descriptions
The requirement to ask for and check references
Issuing of application forms
Assisting with short listing
Devising interview questions
Arrangement of and/or attendance at interviews
Issuing of reference letters
Drafting contracts of employment
Arranging DBS checks, insurance & training
Restrictions / guidance for employing family members to meet support needs
24 Hour Live In Home Care
24-hour live-in care can be provided according to your needs which include personal care, housework and companionship.
Your carer lives with you providing round the clock support with:
Personal Care – (bathing, showering, toileting, continence management, undressing and dressing, oral care, shaving)
Household Chores – (Light cleaning, Laundry, Ironing and bespoke tasks)
Nutrition and healthy eating – (Cooking of Hot Meals, Light Meals, Snacks; feeding and hydration
Medication support – Prompting & administration of non-injectable medication, appointment support and prescription collection
Companionship – (Someone to talk to and the reassurance to yourself and those who love you, that there is someone always with you in your home.
Relief to Carer (Short Term Care)
The preference for most people is to receive care and support in their own homes.
We can provide the support of a carer for a short time following discharge from hospital, after a period of illness, whilst you recover or for when the main carer is looking to take a break from their caring role.
If you regularly rely on a family member or friend, this will enable them have a break, feeling rest assured that you are being well looked after whilst they are away.
Daily Living Support and Independent Skills
We offer outstanding Social and Mental Health support by assisting clients with daily living tasks and independent living skills, promoting self-confidence and improved quality of life.
These are the day-to-day things that one will normally manage themselves such as eating and drinking, getting dressed, washing and going to the toilet. If you need help with these activities to enable you to remain living in your own home, we can provide that help to suit your individual needs as well as providing lifestyle support and companionship.
We also support young adults with additional needs to equip them with independent living skills which includes skills such as:
Healthy meal preparation, budgeting, money management, managing friends and relationships.
Community activity support
Understanding and maintaining good health
Managing and maintaining good mental health
Complex Conditions We Care For
Individuals in situations of severe or life-limiting illness have special needs. Our care workers provide care with sensitivity to these needs and can support and work alongside medical and nursing staff in these circumstances:
Palliative / End of Life Care
Complex Care needs
Our Client User Group
Our services benefit adults 18 years and above needing care and support within their own homes and in the community.
Specialist areas include:
"Thank you for caring for my brother MT. You and your team have been brilliant. So far the care for M has been going well. Always enough food and drink left within reach for him between visits. Food has been made as requested and personal care attended to. Any worries have been discussed via phone. Thank you for your kindness."