Providing respite care at home in northamptonshire
Hear 2 Help
The caring support service
When you're in need of a break, we are Hear 2 Help
Everybody needs some time for themselves, especially when you care for someone else. Respite care can give you that break and give you the time to refresh yourself.
Whether it’s covering a holiday, a short break, or needed urgently because of sickness or an emergency – we are Hear 2 Help!
We provide respite care at home to those with autism, dementia and/or learning differences or disabilities.
Whilst we care for your loved one, you can be safe in the knowledge that they will be treated with the same respect and dignity we would give to one of our own family members.
Listening carefully and empathically to your needs
We can create and update care plans and risk assessments in a person centred way. This ensures our respite care provides a safe and fulfilling environment for those we support.
Learning how to help and adapting to changing requirements
Experienced in working closely with families and carers when helping people to modify their behaviours and enabling them to communicate their needs more effectively.
Helping people live a safe, happy and meaningful life
Fully flexible, we can work any shifts as necessary to fit in with your needs. This could include day, waking nights and sleep-ins.
Everyone deserves the opportunity to get the most out of their life.
We should get to do things we enjoy regardless of our differences and abilities.
Who will be your respite carer?
Hi, my name is Richard Baylis.
My experience within Health and Social Care ranges from working with young children with autism and/or learning disabilities through to adults of all ages with a wide range of abilities and special needs. This includes supporting people with various forms of dementia to live in a safe and stimulating environment.
I have a broad spectrum of experience gained whilst working with NHS Community Learning Disability and Intensive Support Teams, NHS Respite Residences, The National Autistic Society and outreach and domiciliary care environments. In addition, I have also completed three years Learning Disability Nurse training at The University of Northampton.
Families and carers perform a difficult, tiring and demanding task. I can help by giving you a break or respite. This could be for a few hours, a weekend away or for a whole week.
Hear 2 Help can also plan, transport and accompany you on your specialist or bespoke holidays, excursions and appointments. We will help to ensure that the time away from the usual familiar environments is enjoyable, happy, safe and memorable.
I am sensitive to the needs of the person in my respite care. It is important to be able to adapt and fit in with families and carers to make the life of the person being supported as happy and fulfilling as possible.
We have a very friendly and playful female one year old Cocker Spaniel. Poppy loves walks and we would welcome anyone to come along and accompany us during our strolls in the beautiful Northamptonshire countryside.
What are my values?
I treat everyone in my care in the same way that I would wish my family and myself to be treated by others.
When working in someone else’s home environment, I am sensitive and respectful that it is your home. I adapt to fit around your schedule and way of doing things.
For your peace of mind, I am happy, and would encourage, the use of cameras/video equipment to ensure that you never have to be concerned that the person in respite is receiving only the best and most considerate care and support.
What is my background?
With over ten years’ experience in the Health and Social Care Sector, I have worked with young children with autism and/or learning disabilities through to our more senior citizens who are coping with the symptoms and lifestyle changes necessitated by dementia.
My experience has taught me much about what is known as ‘White Coat Syndrome’. This can occur when people become anxious when visiting doctors, dentists and medical appointments, for example. I can help reduce this anxiety using Positive Behavioural Support (PBS) techniques such as ‘Graded Exposure.’
I have been trained to NHS standard to dispense, administer and audit medication as prescribed.
What is respite care at home?
Respite care at home is a temporary arrangement offered by our expertly trained carers in Northamptonshire. Our respite care at home caters for numerous care types including assisted living, residential care, and dementia care. It is also available for elderly people or those that need extra support following an operation or illness, or while their regular carer takes a well-earned break from the demanding duties of being a full time carer.
Caring for another person can be physically and mentally demanding, and much more than purely handling the day-to-day tasks. Especially when caring for long periods at a time, the emotional strain can take its toll. Respite care is there to provide your main carer with a break while still ensuring your care needs are met.
You might also need to arrange short-term care if you have to attend a family emergency or other commitments. Respite care ensures that the person you are supporting always has someone there to help them if ever you’re not around.