mirus offers a range of person centred, flexible support to people living in the community. This includes:
Support for Independent Living
Support for Independent Living
We support people who need a little extra help to enable them to live independently in their own home. The support enables people with a learning disability, autism, a physical disability, or mental ill-health to live in their own homes, find the services they need and build a better life for themselves within their community. This is normally a stand alone support arrangement and can include things like:
- Help with benefits
- Dealing with rent or mortgage arrears
- Signposting help for day to day repairs and maintenance
- Support to develop practical independent living skills
- Helping people to access training or work placements
- Support in contacting other agencies such as GPs, Landlords, Social Services and other voluntary agencies
Similar to our ‘Support for Independent Living’ services, our ‘Connecting People’ service enables adults to continue to live independently in their own home, either on their own or with their family/friends/partner/carers.
‘Connecting People’ is all about enabling people to develop local networks and relationships to live as independently as possible with the least possible ‘paid support’.
‘Connecting People’ works in partnership with other community organisations to enable people to access learning, volunteering and paid employment opportunities. to Individualised support is tailored to personal circumstances having consulted with the person, their families and other professionals who know them.
The service also facilitates learning, peer support, and social groups.
Individuals receive varying amounts of support dependent on their individual goals and ‘personal outcomes’.
Sometimes just a little help at home can make an enormous difference. We are able to provide assistance to children and adults who live at home with their family. Our support is very flexible and designed to fit in with people’s individual lifestyles and needs. Some people have support 24 hours a day, whilst others just a few hours a week.
We work with the person, their family and others important in their lives to assess what is needed. Between us we agree a personal support plan or personal outcomes plan which details what people will be supported with, how, why and when. Some examples of home support include:
- Help around the home; preparing food, quick snacks, day to day house work, shopping
- Assisting a partially sighted mother to get her son ready for school
- Helping a single parent prepare meals for her disabled daughter
- Assisting with personal care
- Provide structured support to prepare teenagers for independent adulthood
- Help to get you out and about; visit a friend, attend hospital appointments or watch the latest film in the cinema
- Support after a stay in hospital
- Supporting you or a family member to have a short break.
There’s always someone to help think through the options and the support arrangements available go to our contact page.