At HCD we’re passionate about the personalisation of care, and for almost 10 years we’ve been supporting the rights of people to have control over their support at home. We provide a national service and are proud to be helping hundreds of people and their families nationwide to live independently in their own home.
HCD was established in 2003 because we recognised that personal budgets and direct payments give people the chance to choose, employ and organise their own personal assistants – an opportunity to have full choice and control over their support at home.
However, in order to have this choice and control, people are left with the headache of being the legal employer of their personal assistants – with all the responsibilities and risks involved.
HCD realised we could remove this headache by helping people and their families to choose personal assistants themselves and then employing them on their behalf.
In a nutshell – you choose and organise your ideal personal assistants and HCD employ them for you – allowing all the choice and control, but without the hassle!
HCD will then help you arrange the details of your day-to-day support to suit your own routine. You decide who comes into your home and when – rather than it being decided for you.
Personal assistants can be neighbours, friends, family members (in certain circumstances) or someone found through advertising and interview. Where there’s a training requirement, HCD will work with you to arrange tailored training for your personal assistants that matches your specific needs.
HCD caters for anyone who needs care, including older people, children and young people, people with learning disabilities, people with mental health issues and people with physical disabilities and/or sensory impairments. The service from HCD can include all specialist services to meet the needs of all individuals.
Alongside help and advice on securing funding, assessment support, setting up individualised care packages and a dedicated care support officer to help manage packages on a day-to-day basis, HCD also provide a 24/7 telephone service and a local support manager, all to ensure everything runs smoothly. We’ll be involved as much or as little as you like.
Our support is to CQC and National Essential Standards of Quality and Safety.
If you would like to find out more about HomeCareDirect services, feel free to give us a call on 0845 0619000, we’ll be happy to help!