Sara’s story is typical. Helen (Sara’s sister), knew that Sara didn’t want to live in an institution, or in ‘group housing’ – especially somewhere far away from her family. Sara should be able to live near her family, in her own home. Sara needs 24 hour care and because she cannot communicate verbally, needs her carers to know her, to know how to interpret her non-verbal signals. Sara now lives about a mile or so from her sister. She has her own house and every weekday goes out to the day centre – where the staff know her well, can support her, and she can learn and enjoy herself.
Her care comes from a regular team of Christies Carers who she and her sister Helen, know and like. Sara’s care is commissioned by a local authority and our care cost is £770 a week.