A unique new service supporting people to live independently at home was launched at Bell View in Belford on Wednesday.
David Robertson, Bell View Help at Home manager said: “This new venture really is all about locals, caring for locals. Our aim is to help people maintain their independence and stay in their own home and community for as long as possible.”
All of the staff have received extensive training and are fully qualified care workers meeting the necessary legislative requirements for their key roles in the community.
The range of services is being offered by a team of local support workers all who live within north Northumberland.
They will assist with a good morning start to the day, preparation of meals, domestic tasks, pampering sessions and shopping support.
Everyone being cared for will have a personally tailored plan and in addition, to the practical elements, an essential part of the scheme is to help provide social contact and reassurance for people when they are feeling vulnerable.
Belford resident Margaret Renner, who has already received support, said: “Bell View Help at Home are helping to care for me at the weekends. My meals have been prepared, medication has been administered and they help with any other tasks I need. I can’t speak too highly of the support that I receive.”