Home care for people with learning disabilities

Everyone should feel happy and safe in their own home. Our home care services are designed to support and empower people with learning disabilities to live a full and rewarding life.

We focus on skills, abilities and preferences to deliver care and support specifically tailored to each individual’s needs.

Our highly trained, experienced and compassionate team are used to working with people with a range of learning disabilities, including autism and down syndrome. As well as providing help with practical day to day tasks, we understand the impact of a friendly smile, a kind word and taking the time to chat.

As providers of home care, we focus on supporting independence and promoting self-esteem, helping people to live independently in their own home.

Support packages for people with learning disabilities

At Casterbridge Home Care, we understand that everyone’s needs are different. We work closely with the people we support and their families to develop a personalised support plan which meets their specific needs. Our home care support packages can be anything from a couple of hours a week, to 24/7 support.


What support do you offer people with learning disabilities?

The type of home care we provide could vary considerably depending on the needs of the individual and on their abilities. Our caring and compassionate team are happy to get involved in any type of domiciliary care, from helping out with meal preparation, running errands and dealing with medication, right through to just popping in to offer a friendly “hello” and a familiar face.

Our home care services include

Companionship, a chat and a friendly smile

People with a learning disability are seven times as likely as their non-disabled peers to be lonely, according to research from Mencap. Reducing social isolation is incredibly important to us at Casterbridge Home Care. We understand the crucial role we have to play in offering companionship; someone to pop in and say hello, check to make sure all is well, play a game or have a cup of tea and a chat.


Help with washing, dressing and personal care

For many people with learning disabilities, learning independent life skills and self-care can be a challenge. Whether you would like help with washing and personal care, or someone to help select an outfit, our home care team can lend a helping hand.

Cooking and serving meals

We’ll work with the person we are caring for (and their family) to determine how much help is required for meal preparation. We will tailor the support to the needs of every individual, from helping with menu choices and assisting in the kitchen, right through to serving and offering help and support to eat for those that need it.


Help with domestic and housekeeping tasks

Our home care team is more than happy to provide support with domestic and housekeeping tasks, from cleaning and washing dishes to changing beds and doing the laundry. We will aim to involve the people we support where appropriate, encouraging a sense of independence and building confidence and a sense of purpose around completing day-to-day tasks.

Running errands and shopping

Our home care team offers support with running errands and visiting the shops, which can include help with handling money, identifying quiet periods, understanding signage and packaging and communicating with other shoppers and staff. For some people with learning disabilities, leaving the house can be overwhelming, tiring or just not possible. In this case, we are more than happy to involve people in whatever way makes them feel comfortable, from planning and writing shopping lists, to assisting with online shopping.


Help with collecting and taking medication

For some people, medication management is crucial to their wellbeing. Casterbridge home care team can support with managing and collecting repeat prescriptions, ensuring safe storage of medicines, timely and safe administering of medication and also observing any changes in behaviour, health or side effects.

Company and support for appointments and outings

For some people with learning disabilities, getting out and about can be difficult. Our carers can help to ensure that any medical appointments are made and kept, accompany people to the hairdressers or dentists and also provide friendly company and support for social outings, visits to cafes, or walks in the park.


Support to live a full life

We want to support people with learning disabilities to live a full and rewarding life. Our home care team is happy to support hobbies and opportunities to socialise. We also understand that people with learning disabilities may also have additional physical and mental health needs, which can lead to behaviour that could be described as challenging. Our carers are chosen for their compassionate nature and take a holistic approach to care, offering physical, emotional and practical support at home.


Respite care for families

Sometimes, families and carers need a break. We can offer respite care for people with a learning disability, giving families an opportunity to take a break and recharge.

Learning disabilities care you can trust

Our home care services are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), offering all of our customers complete peace of mind. CQC is the independent regulator of health and adult social care in England. Their job is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, and high-quality care. Find out more about the role of CQC here.


Find out more about our home care services for people with learning disabilities

If you would like more details about our care for people with learning disabilities, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.