Continuum Care Services
Continuum Care (Cornwall) services can be short or long term, according to individual needs. Someone recovering from serious injury may need support for only a few months; others (e.g. people with dementia) may require support for the rest of their lives.
Where appropriate, we can offer full-life care from an early age. Full-life care aims to enable a young person to thrive as early as possible in their lives, before challenges build towards crises. Where early support is not possible, Continuum Care is able to offer positive involvement at any stage of life.
Every care package is built around the individual’s unique needs. We strive to help our clients feel valued and hopeful; to develop their life skills, self-esteem and training; and to achieve inclusion in their community.
Supportive lifestyle care: Adults
Lifestyle care services offer support for people to regain, maintain or learn new skills. It succeeds most with people who consciously want to progress towards independence, however that may look. Each package is uniquely built around the individual client’s specific needs and goals.
Many of our clients have a history of behaviour that may feel challenging for others. Our aim is to reduce the need for restraint, and to support individuals in developing their own self-calming measures.
We aim to promote inclusion in the local community and help get people into education, work or training where possible. We help them source and arrange a place to live where they can feel safe and at home, bringing significant benefits to their stability and wellbeing.
Other kinds of support may include, but are not limited to:
- Job applications
- Benefit applications
- Court appointed deputies
- Independent advocates
- Personal financial management skills
- Signposting services that may help clients stay at home (e.g. disability needs)
Outreach services: all ages
Currently in development, Continuum Care’s outreach services will support adults and children to remain in their own homes whilst helping them in areas of their lives where they experience difficulties. Support will be tailored to the individual’s unique needs, for example: education or training; life skills such as managing personal finances, shopping and self-care; inclusion within their community and creating fulfilling social lives.
Achievable care plan targets will be assigned to appropriate blocks of time, commissioned via the local authority or privately. We aim for each individual to develop confidence, self-esteem and a sense of ownership in their striving and progress, supporting them through setbacks to integrate challenges as learning for personal growth. We provide constancy in a non-blaming partnership, and we don’t give up.
A secure place to live: adults
The security of an appropriate place to live has a significant impact on a person’s physical and mental wellbeing. We support our clients with the information and skills to obtain secure tenancy either by purchasing property that they may rent affordably; or by researching suitable private landlords; or by working with housing associations and/or the local authority to secure a property that the client can call home.
We also help clients develop personal financial management skills, to avoid jeopardising security of tenure and towards presenting positive records when seeking new tenancies.
If you are a landlord with well-maintained property and would like to work with us, please get in touch.