Highly skilled and praised in delivering ‘exceptional’ support for service users with Autism, learning difficulties and behaviours that challenge, Emerald Care Services specialises in residential care, supported living and outreach services.
Delivering ‘person centred’ care for three decades – long before the term existed – we are a small, hands on and respected organisation with a strong track record. .
Accountable, transparent and passionate about the quality of our care – you can see the latest Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection reports by clicking here.
Emerald Care Services is experienced in providing supported living -providing specialist support in people’s own homes.
We are regulated and regularly inspected and our comprehensive training ensures that our all staff are equipped with the necessary skills for individuals we support – whether this be epilepsy, medication , autism, behaviours that can be challenging, peg feeding and first aid.
Delivering services across Rotherham and Barnsley, every member of staff undergoes police checks and their references and experience are meticulously followed up. We also ensure that individuals on our supported living programme receive regular medical checks ups which we attend. The strong partnerships we forge with GPs, social services and other relevant providers is key for making sure they have a healthy lifestyle of their choosing.
We champion individuals making their own choices and are instrumental in helping to find the appropriate accommodation with our housing partners with whom we can arrange a tenancy. We will also work with social services to arrange housing benefits.
Aligned with our belief that everyone’s needs are different, we tailor make our support packages for each person and work closely with social services to ensure the best outcomes and wellbeing for those we support.
Emerald Care Services is adept at providing shot term respite care for periods spanning two weeks to three months.
Our respite care facilities can be a stepping stone towards service users’ independence or as a break for carers. Our committed staff have extensive experience and formal training working with people who challenge and those on the autistic spectrum. Equipped with knowledge, understanding and appreciation – they ensure our service users stays with us and stimulating and enjoyable via the wide ranging activities we provide.
Providing much needed social contact and space and breaks for parents who act as carers for their own son or daughter, Emerald Care Services caters for people with wide-ranging issues on the autistic spectrum – including those with challenging behaviours.
Since 2008 our team of highly experienced and qualified Support Workers have provided quality and needs led care support which is offered in full hour blocks for between four and eight hours per day – and can be arranged for any number of days per week.
With the benefit of one to one or two to one support, we can focus on skill development and the promotion of independence by integrating into the local community to access all the facilities available.
Our specialist support is geared towards individuals whose care is either paid for by Social Services or paid by their own budgets via direct payments. This care can progress to respite care and long term support. Delivering flexible community support tailored to individual needs, we undertake an assessment, which acknowledges each individual carer’s views and we also liaise with other agencies.
We aim to provide a balanced timetable of activities appropriate to the person and set agreed goals, which we will record in their personalised care plan.
Our team always strives to work with parents and Social Services to enhance individual development, independence and integration into the local community. We will help each individual to set their own programme of activities which are balanced to meet the agreed aims of support.
Our team works with individuals who:
- Receive local authority funding
- Receive Independent Living Fund (ILF) payments
- Have private funding
Emerald Care Services is registered with the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for the provision of Residential Services for people who present behaviours which challenge – and who have wide ranging issue son the autistic spectrum.
All of our caring and committed staff are vetted by the Disclosure and Barring Service run by the Home Office.
We constantly strive to provide homes with a relaxed atmosphere that promotes individuality, giving each service user the right to dignity, choice, privacy and independence.
We champion the integration of people into the community, by using local facilities such as shops, cafes, libraries, public houses and leisure centres – drawing on public and private transport for outings or holidays.
We actively promote and encourage those we care for to maintain contact with their family and friends by phone, email, letters, visits and holidays. The people we support and their families likewise play a key role in selecting fulfilling and balanced activities which are risk assessed.
We encourage visits because we know that family and friends are very important – and we understand how hard it can be to see your son/daughter leave home.
Every service user has an individual plan which is based on their needs and developed with social services and families. Most importantly, the plan is developed with the people we support and features short, medium and long term objectives.
Those we support are healthy, happy, and make friends – enjoying a balance between physical activities, social activities, educational and relaxation.