Care Of Younger Adults

About Care Of Younger Adults

Symphony Supported Living aims to assist people with Mental Health problems and Learning Difficulties to have a home of their own in the community they wish to live in. No matter what your difficulties may be, we can support you in the community as an alternative to a long term placement in a care home or mental health hospital. We currently provide services to the social work department in Dumfries and Galloway and support service users who are on Compulsory Treatment Orders out-with hospital settings.

By involving you in the provision of our services, we aim to ensure that you are happy in your home. You can be involved in choosing the staff who will be supporting you and all care plans will be tailored to meet your individual needs. Staff that are placed are also trained on your specific needs and will know how to respond when you have a crisis situation.
By working in partnership with our housing company we can find a place you can call Home- irrespective of your credit history, employment status or difficulties. Our model of working ensures that you wont be required to pay a deposit or rent in advance when you move in. Usually you housing benefits will cover most of the rent and service costs.

We can provide visiting care for a few hours a week providing befriending to round the clock care providing personal care if required.

Who we can support

In this service we are able to support people with:

– Schizophrenia
– Bipolar Disorder
– Borderline Personality Disorder
– Depression
– Generalized Anxiety Disorder
– Self Harming
– Eating Disorders
– Service users who are in mental health institutions on CTO’s who are looking for a move into the community.
– Most types of Learning Difficulties

We can provide

Our emphasis is to promote your independence and will encourage you to take part in activities of daily living.

Our staff are able to provide a range of services which include:

– Personal Care (including toileting and personal hygiene)
– Preparation of meal
– Dressing
– Cleaning of your home
– Taking you out on appointments
– Befriending and emotional support
– Planning and doing activities to keep you engaged

Visiting Care

Our Visiting home care service is perfect if your require care and support for a few hours a day to enable you to live at home. Our minimum visiting time is 30 minutes so that you don’t feel rushed.

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Physical Disabilities

By providing a person centered approach we are able to deal with the service user as a person with unique complex needs. Staff will be trained on all your difficulties before they are placed with you. They will be an action plan as to how deal with situations when they arise.

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Waking Night Care

Symphony can provide a waking night service. Typically this kind of service is useful when some one is acutely unwell or in an end of life situation. Our care staff will stay awake with all night so that you can be looked after.

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Autism

At Symphony we see each person as an individual with individual needs. Some people may be able to live independently with minimal support while others may need 24h – hour support with personal care. Our care packages are made specific to each service user.

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Hospital To Home

Being in hospital for a while can have an effect on your confidence. The first few days home may be difficult without the support you received when you were in hospital. We can support you in your home till you recover fully.

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