Here at Spire (Preston) Ltd, we provide two types of support services. We operate a Supported Living service and a Home Care service.
You can find out more information on both services on this webpage. However, if you’re looking for a specific service, you can use the links below.
Click above to view our Supported Living service.
Click above to view our Home Care service.
What is Supported Living?
Our Supported Living service is about providing individually tailored support. By doing this we enable the individual to live a valued life in ordinary housing in the local community.
The type of support provided depends very much on the needs of the individual, but always focusses on promoting choice and independence. Supported living can be successful for anyone regardless of the severity of their learning disability.
Supported Living Houses
The houses where the individuals live are just like any other household. Only with a team of support workers in place to provide a helping hand with anything the individual needs support with.
We provide support in the home with correspondence, budgeting, cooking, cleaning and other living skills. Additionally, we provide support to help people fulfil their hopes and dreams. This includes hobbies, interests, education, training and employment. We work to help people have a presence in their community and to make a contribution.
Some people live alone, others with a housemate or two. Not everybody knows somebody else they want to move in with, so we try to find similar people in a similar situation who may want to live with them.
As a local organisation, the homes of the people we support are all within the Preston area.
The teams are made up of individuals from a wide range of backgrounds. Some have many years of experience of this type of work, others are new to it. What is most important to us, and the people we support, is that all our staff share our Vision, Purpose and Values.
All our staff are trained to meet Care Quality Commission (CQC) expectations. They are given a two-week induction shadowing experienced staff. They are provided with additional project-specific training depending on the needs of the people they work with.
When recruiting new support workers we involve the people we support. Here at Spire, we complete staff matching tools with the people we support. This enables us to gather information about the type of person the individual would like to be supported by.
Additionally, we may also prepare questions with the individuals we support and invite them to join us on the interview panel. The final part of our recruitment process is a meet and greet session in a social environment. As a result, this allows for the people we support to tell us what they think about the potential new staff member and whether they would be happy to be supported by them.
We currently have no voids within our Supported Living service.
Please complete the form below if you would like more information about our Supported Living service and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Additionally, you can contact our office on 01772 524567 for more information.
Furthermore, we are regulated by Care Quality Commission (CQC). If you would like to view our latest ‘Good’ report; click here.
Home Care Support
What is Home Care Support?
With Home Care support our team members visit the individuals we support in their own homes for several hours per week to provide support with different aspects of life. This is often for social activities but can also include support with cleaning, budgeting, diet, health etc.
Support is often commissioned by social services following an assessment. Additionally, you can fund it privately or with respite vouchers.
Home Care Service
Firstly, our specialist service was set up in May 2012 under the name of ‘Outreach’. It has continued to grow from strength to strength with Spire’s person-centred ethos firmly at the heart of it.
We look to introduce just a small team of support workers to provide the support, often including a member of the management team where suitable. This ensures that familiar support can be provided even in emergency situations.
Rather than focussing entirely on experience and qualifications, we look to employ the right people for you. With your help, this allows us together to look at similar interests and enables us to match staff to you.
During our recruitment process, we ask applicants to attend a competency assessment and interview before being invited to meet some of the people we support.
We believe while it’s crucial that a new team member is able to do their job correctly; it’s equally important for the people we support. You should be able to be supported by the people you want to be supported by and therefore your input helps us to make those decisions.
If you would like more information, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Additionally, you can contact our office on 01772 524567 for more information.