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Specialists in 24 Hour Live in Care throughout the United Kingdom

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0203 770 9907 (South, London)
01228 594153 (North, Carlisle)

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01312 854700 (Edinburgh)
01228 594153 (Dumfries & SW Scotland)

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01792 709354

Specialists in 24 Hour Live in Care throughout the United Kingdom

Domiciliary

Domiciliary care or home care, is the delivery of a range of personal care and support services to individuals in their own homes. The word "domiciliary" is taken from the Latin "domus" meaning home. The care service delivered can range from a 15 minute check to ensure that the individual has taken prescribed medication, through to 24 hour care and live-in care.

Care may be self funded or government funded. Government funding includes commissioning bodies either paying the homecare provider or providing Direct Payments to the Service Users enabling them to pay for the care of their choice. Good Companions provides care to children, young people, adults and older people with a variety of care and support needs. We specialise in a wide range of delivery of services in these age groups and care for people with specific disabilities or illness, e.g. dementia, mental health diagnosis. Our care may be social and non-medical, although some Care Workers may be trained to undertake nursing tasks such as peg feeding. Good Companions work in partnership with other Health & Social Care professionals, so an individual may receive personal and medical care at home through the co-ordinated services of, for example, Care Workers, District Nurses, and Occupational Therapists.

Good Companion care workers may also undertake duties outside a Service User’s home. These duties may include providing an escort for a Service User attending a hospital appointment or social event or shopping on behalf of, or with, a Service User.

Homecare should promote and develop the independence of Service Users by encouraging individuals to do as much as possible for themselves and take part in social activities. There is a greater move towards personalisation, which gives greater choice and control to the Service User regarding their care delivery, rather than the prescriptive method of homecare where specific duties are undertaken by Care Workers at specific times.

Good Companions follow stringent procedures when recruiting care staff and provide appropriate training to ensure that staff can deliver care safely and effectively.
We are inspected, monitored and regulated by the following regulatory body:

Care Quality Commission (CQC) To access our latest inspection report,
please click on the link to the right.

We also undertake our own quality assurance checks using methods such as staff supervision and appraisal, spot checks, training assessments, client satisfaction questionnaires, complaints and compliments, client forums, staff surveys, team meetings and feedback from other Health & Social Care professionals.

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Good Companions is registered with the Care Quality Commission (England ) and the Care Inspectorate (Scotland)