About Independent Living…….

More than ever, young people want to live life to the full, to try new things, make their own choices and be independent. They, quite rightly, expect unhindered access to quality education, unlimited social opportunities and complete freedom to travel where and when they want.

Nonetheless, even in the 21st Century a physical disability can be a serious obstacle to realising these aspirations. Access can still be difficult, equipment slow and expensive to obtain and specialist care support almost impossible to find, even if it could be afforded. Problems with Care Agencies that continually arise include:-

  • Inflexibility
  • High staff turnover
  • Lack of client control
  • Poor emergency cover
  • Poor staff training
  • Unreliability

However, the resources available from the statutory agencies to provide Personal Care are greater than ever before thanks to the Direct Payments Scheme, introduced by Central Government and operated by local authorities for the benefit of disabled people. This funding, if properly accessed, can unlock tremendous freedom and opportunity for young disabled folk to take a full and active part in society.

The application process for Direct Care funds can be complicated and time consuming and a Personal Care Package complex and daunting to plan, implement and manage. With the involvement and support of Care Management Services you can put years of experience by your side to guide you through the process and to deliver and manage your care needs.

CMS can offer you a care package tailored to your individual needs and aspirations, giving you greater control over how and when your care is delivered.

Carers are employed to work exclusively for an individual client, allowing a strong carer-client relationship to  develop.

A thorough recruitment process selects people with the right qualities to ensure a good match between client and carer, helping to reduce staff turnover .

Carers undergo a thorough and intensive induction, are trained to a very high standard and are continually monitored.

With your own dedicated care team many new and varied opportunities are opened up to you:-

  • Opportunity to live independently.
  • Go where you want when you want.
  • Access to further or higher education.
  • Improve social opportunities, meet more people.
  • Opportunities to travel at home and abroad.

As you can see the sky is the limit! With your own care team you have total control over how you want to live your life.