Award-winning charity gains Care Inspectorate Wales (CIW) registration to launch quality home care service for residents of South Wrexham
Active aging charity, The Rainbow Foundation, is launching their quality home care and support service across South Wrexham, the new home care service builds on their award-winning day opportunities service which has been operating for 28 years, and is in direct response to the local care crisis across South Wrexham.
Geraldine Vaughan, their Operational Manager, says,
‘Maureen Lloyd, aged 91, found herself stuck in hospital for 10 months due to a lack of home care provision in rural Wrexham to support her to return home, this is something we’d like to change.’
‘We hope our new home care service will raise the profile of what excellent home care looks like whilst also responding to the local care crisis.’
‘We’d like to help more people like Maureen to maintain their independence and either return home from hospital quickly or to remain out of hospital in the first place’
Geraldine added: ‘Extending into home care also give us the opportunity to provide wrap around care to our existing clients who access many of our other services, giving them a real choice of options in quality care closer to home and within their local community, whilst at the same time reducing loneliness and isolation’.
Risha Newport, The Rainbow Foundation’s Registered Manager says: ‘We run on the philosophy of ‘use it or loose it’ to promote independence and active ageing by providing access to meaningful activities, peer support, and tailored care.”
‘Becoming CIW registered has enabled us to expand our services into home care and support, and will enable us to help people living across our local rural communities where limited home care options are available. We hope that by taking our Social Care Wales award-winning service to the doors of the people in our communities, it will allow us to support people to remain in their own homes for as long as possible and ensure they have the right support to get ready for the day ahead’.
‘There are also benefits to staff working across both the day opportunities and home care services, they can get to know clients really well, so that the home care visit is more relaxed and trust is established, and they are also part of a supportive care team which gives them ongoing peer support and direct face to face access to their manager on site.’
And from Maureen’s family’s perspective, her daughter Denise adds: ‘It’s wonderful to know that mum is finally getting the care she needs by staff who know her well and understand what matters to her’.
The Rainbow Foundation’s Home Care and Support service operates from 7am – 10pm, 7 days a week.
The service works alongside their existing Day Opportunities Service which is running from wellbeing hubs in Marchwiel, Penley and Chirk, their Community Transport service, Rainbow Meals, and a range of support groups and services to provide a complete package of care for residents of South Wrexham.
To find out more about what we do visit: www.therainbowfoundation.org.uk
To enquire about home care, current vacancies, or any of our services please telephone 01948 830730