To support and enable people in north Northumberland to live independently at home, within their community a unique new service is being launched today.
Bell View Help at Home is being officially launched on Wednesday 2nd April at 3.30pm by the multi award winning Bell View charity in Belford in North Northumberland.
The single most important mission of Bell View Help at Home is to support and enable people to live at home with the care provided by local people.
Unlike many service providers this is a community service which is time led rather than task led.
The service is available to people living in Northumberland, from Whittingham in the South to Ford and Etal in the North, across to Seahouses and Bamburgh.
Bell View Help at Home” are Care Quality Commission (CQC) registered, and have a fully qualified team of staff. (CQC assess services to make sure they will provide people with safe, effective, compassionate and high-quality care.)
David Robertson, manager for Bell View Help at Home, 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.
Margaret Renner, who lives in Belford and has already received support from Bell View Help at Home 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.”
Enid Turnbull, Bell View Help at Home director and vice chair of Bell View Trustee Board commented: “The Bell View trustee board are very excited to be launching this new service as it is always part of the charity’s aim to provide a quality service to people in their own homes.”
Bell View is a community based charity with the aims of supporting and enabling older people to live independently in their community of choice. Anyone interested in receiving further information about this new care service can contact David on 01668 219 538 firstname.lastname@example.org