Swallows Team of Independent
Living Assistants

We offer elderly and vulnerable people the dignity and independence they need to remain in their own home, where they can maintain their normal routine, keep their pets, stay in touch with their friends and neighbours, and above all, live their lives the way they want to live them.

We offer their families peace of mind, knowing their loved one is being kept safe and sound with the compassion and support they need, in the place they love best, home.

Care packages cannot be a one size fits all, people are unique, and we can offer tailor made care packages to suit the specific needs of the service user.

Although we are based in Somerset our services are not limited to Somerset, we have been from Wales to Devon and everywhere in between.

A Caring Hand at Home

We provide round the clock support for anyone suffering from

How it works

We are an introduction agency, each Assistant that we introduce has been carefully selected and will hold their own insurance and be responsible for their own Tax and National Insurance. The benefits of an introduction agency are that the Assistants earn more, and the Service User pays substantially less than a traditional agency. We provide this service all over the United Kingdom.

Fee for Support at Home single person per week. Where two Assistants are required, the costs will be for each Assistant

Level 1 Home Support – £700 per week
Level 2 Home Support – £784 per week
Level 3 Home Support – £875 per week

Fee for Support at Home couple, where one person requires assistance. Where two Assistants are required, the costs will be for each Assistant

Level 2 Home Support – £980 per week
Level 3 Home Support – £1155 per week
Fee for Source and Management
This fee will enable The Swallows team to Source the right Assistant for the Service User and then Manage the roster on a four week placement basis, ensuring a smooth transition from one Assistant to another. Where required, weekend off cover can also be arranged.

£70 per week, invoiced four weekly, payable in advance.

Level One Home Support

Duties will include running the home; basic light housework; buying groceries; preparing meals; companionship

Level Two Home Support

All of the above but will include personal care, which covers assisting with toileting, washing, etc. If the Independent Living Assistant is being called more than twice per night, on a regular basis, then this will become a two care position, in order for the Assistant to have sufficient sleep and continue to provide the Service User with the best possible care.

Level Three Home Support

All of the above but will cover total incontinence; bed care; end of life. Palliative care and end of life care will in most instances, but not always, involve two assistants, as this type of care is usually 24/7.

The Swallows Team provide 24 hour live-in care and assistance, allowing the User to retain their independence, at Home. If you want to know more, or have already decided that 24 hour live-in care is what you are looking for, then please feel free to contact me to discuss the Care Plan best suited to you and your family member.

Help at Home

If you have difficulty walking or getting around and live in your own home then you may require Help at Home. This type of Homecare is very flexible and could be for an hour a week or for several hours a day. Offered in Gillingham, Dorset and Wincanton, Somerset and anywhere in between. Sometimes the Council will contribute towards the cost.

Fees:
£20.00 per hour and mileage will be charged at 45p per mile. 

Care at Home

Areas Covered:
Offered in Gillingham, Dorset and Wincanton, Somerset and anywhere in between.