Home care for people with mental health needs

Our home care team is trained to deliver high-quality mental health support for people in the west Dorset area.

While support will vary depending on the diagnosis and needs of each individual, the common theme at Casterbridge Home Care is unwavering care and compassion, ensuring that people with mental health needs can live safely and independently in familiar surroundings.

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. For those with mental health needs, emotional support can be the most valuable part of the care we offer.

Support packages for people with mental health needs

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 for people with mental health needs can be anything from a couple of hours a week, to 24/7 support.


What support do you offer people with mental health needs?

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

Those who find it difficult to engage in day-to-day life and activities may benefit from simply having someone visit and spend time with them. 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 lend a sympathetic ear when it is needed.


Help with washing, dressing and personal care

For many people with mental health needs, daily tasks like getting out of bed and managing self-care can be a challenge. Whether you would like help with personal care, or someone to simply give you the encouragement and motivation needed to face the day, our home care team can lend a helping hand.

Cooking and serving meals

There is growing evidence to suggest that nutrition may play an important role in the prevention, development and management of mental health issues, including depression, anxiety, schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and dementia. Our home care team can help by offering support with meal planning and preparation. We’ll work with the person we are caring for (and their family) to determine how much help is required, as well as identifying likes and dislikes. We will tailor the support to the needs of every individual, from helping with menu choices and assisting in the kitchen, through to ensuring that each individual maintains a healthy relationship with food.


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. For many people with mental health needs, finding the motivation to tackle these tasks can be a challenge. We will aim to involve the people we support where appropriate, encouraging independence, building confidence and cultivating 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 meal planning and communicating with others. For some people with mental health needs, the idea of leaving the house can be overwhelming. 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 many people with severe mental health needs, 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

Getting out and about can be difficult for those who struggle with their mental health. 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. We are also happy to help with accessing community mental health provision in south Dorset and the surrounding areas.


Support to live a full life

Our aim is to support people with mental health needs 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 mental health needs can display 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 mental health needs, giving families an opportunity to take a break and recharge.

Mental health home care you can trust

Our home care services for mental health needs are regulated by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), offering all of our customers 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 our home care services for people with mental health needs

If you would like more details about our home care services for people with mental health needs in West Dorset, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our team will be happy to answer any questions you might have.