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Support Services for Adults
Self Care is about looking after yourself, living a healthy lifestyle and looking at what you can do and want to do, rather than what you can’t do.
It is also about taking responsibility for your own health and wellbeing with the support of the people involved in your care. This could be brushing your teeth regularly, taking medicine when you have a cold, or doing some exercise. It is really important to help to keep yourself as well as possible.
For further information visit our Self Care page.
Abuse is when someone does or says things to another person to hurt, upset or make them frightened. Adult abuse is wrong and can happen to anyone who is over 18 years of age. Abuse can happen anywhere and can be committed by anyone.
If someone is at immediate risk, call 999.
You can find out more here or report a concern here.
You can recruit a Personal Assistant (PA) to support you with many things, including help around your home, shopping, personal care and getting out and about. There are a number of people who are advertising their PA services on our Personal Assistant Register.
Rally Round is a FREE online service which allows friends, family, neighbours and care staff to work together more easily when looking after a loved one or service user.
Rally Round allows a network to be created around a person with care needs. Anything that the person needs help with can be listed as a task. Then, trusted friends, family members, neighbours or staff involved in their care can see this, discuss it, agree to take the task on and let everyone know when it has been done.
For further information visit our website
What are residential care homes?
Residential care homes provide the type of care a caring relative could give. This can include help with washing, dressing, feeding and help with day to day activities.
What are nursing homes?
Nursing homes cater for those who have general care needs and also require input or supervision from qualified nurses. This can include those with specific or complex health needs.
Who are residential and nursing homes for?
People who require 24 hour residential or nursing care in a care home. Most people who live in residential and nursing homes are over 65.
For further information about Care Homes across the district, visit our Care Homes pages.
For information about the financial side, visit Paying for Residential Care for more details
Advocacy ensures people are able to:
- Have their voice heard on issues that are important to them.
- Defend and safeguard their rights.
- Have their views and wishes genuinely considered when decisions are being made about their lives.
Advocacy is a process of supporting and enabling people to:
- Express their views and concerns.
- Access information and services.
- Defend and promote their rights and responsibilities.
- Explore choices and options
The information below covers a range of advocacy services which are offered in the Bradford district. Advocacy services are provided by a number of independent organisations.
VoiceAbility Bradford supports adults who may have mental health issues, learning
disabilities, dementia, acquired brain injury or other disability. They also work in some cases with children and with family carers.
VoiceAbility advocates support people to speak up for themselves and can also speak up for people’s views on their behalf if they are unable to do this for themselves.
VoiceAbility Bradford offers the following kinds of advocacy:
- Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy (IMCA) including Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Paid Representatives
- Independent Mental Health Advocacy (IMHA)
- Care Act Advocacy including Care Act Advocacy in Prisons
Vital provides the NHS Complaints Advocacy Service for Bradford and District - http://www.icatbradford.org.uk/
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Self and Group Advocacy
Equality Together, Bradford People First and People First Keighley and Craven working together provide dedicated Self Advocacy across the Bradford Metropolitan District.
‘Self Advocacy’ is about taking control of decisions about yourself and telling others what you want.
Telephone: 01274 594173
Bradford People First
Bradford People First is a self-advocacy group run by and for people with learning disabilities within the Bradford District. This service is aimed at people over 18 with learning disabilities.
People First Keighley and Craven
People First Keighley and Craven are a self-advocacy group that strives to represent, consult, communicate and advocate not only for our organisation and the members in it but also for people with disabilities wherever we go and in the work we do.