Around 2.5 million people in the UK have a Physical Disabilty &learning disability.
It's thought up to 350,000 people have a severe learning disability.
This figure is increasing. We supporting and care people with physical disabilities and complex physical needs (e.g. peg feeding, Epilepsy, Cerebral palsy).
Supporting people with learning disabilities and mental ill health, including those that self-harm
Supporting people with additional disabilities such as communication difficulties and sensory impairments and other complex needs
Supporting people with forensic histories
Disability care is simply practical help with anything from everyday tasks like housework and bathing, to assistance with complex needs.
Specially trained carers can be employed to come into the home and lend a hand.
Xtra Healthcare can support function and help people affected by disability to live independently and with dignity.
Each disabled person has different challenges and needs, so there can’t be an one size fits all formula. The right care will require careful assessment to work out what support is needed, and to find the right person to provide that care.
What is a disability?
A disability is a physical or mental impairment, which has significant and longstanding effects on someone’s ability to carry-out the normal activities of daily living.
There are more than 11 million people in the UK living with disabilities, which can include loss of limbs, stroke, paralysis, learning difficulties such as Down’s Syndrome and neurological conditions like multiple sclerosis and motor neurone disease.
Any disability can present challenges. Moving, washing, cooking and using the toilet can all be a struggle without assistance. However, with the right support, life with a disability can still be satisfying and full of joy.
What is disability care?
Disability care is simply practical help with anything from everyday tasks like housework and bathing, to assistance with complex needs like continence. Specially trained carers, experienced in working with people living with disabilities, can be employed to come into the home and lend a hand. They can assist for just an hour or so, or they can provide 24-hour supervision depending on the individual’s needs.
Carers can help with using the bathroom, lifting and transferring, washing, dressing and much more. Home care can be flexible and can be adapted to it any changing needs, which is particularly important if someone is affected by a degenerative disease, or finds themselves temporarily disabled. The right caregiver can help each individual lead a comfortable and fulfilling life, in their own home.
Learning Disabilities Support
Learning disabilities are neurologically-based processing problems.
A learning disability is always unique to the person, and in every case, we concentrate on people’s gifts and strengths. At Xtra Healthcare LTD, we understand how to support someone with a learning disability. 40% of our younger clients have a learning disability, many of whom have been receiving live-in support from us for a number of years.Click here to apply for a pre-assessment appointment