What you need to know about disability care
There are over 14 million disabled people living in the UK, including 1.5 million people with a learning disability. For many of those people, some of the routine activities that make up daily life can prove challenging. Where support is needed to enable independent living, assist with day-to-day tasks, or foster physical or emotional growth, disability carers are there to help.
Disability care comes in many forms, from regular check-ins and respite care through to round-the-clock live-in home care. Carers can be generalists, able to support people with all sorts of disabilities, or specialists in a specific disability or condition. Regardless of their area of expertise, though, they’re all trained and experienced in delivering personalised care compassionately.
While the specifics of care requirements will vary depending on the disability, carers will generally provide assistance with waking, bathing, dressing, cooking, exercising, and administering medicine. They may also get involved in other domestic tasks, such as washing dishes, cleaning up, and doing laundry, or running external errands like going shopping for groceries.
When you’re looking for disability care, things to focus on in your search include the carers’ previous experience, training level, and reputation. Finding the right carer makes all the difference, and whether it’s a learning disability such as Down’s syndrome, a physical disability like cerebral palsy, or something else entirely, making the right choice can be life-changing.
You can use My Health Assistant to find the perfect disability carer near you and book directly through our platform to get the support you need.