Live-in care for younger adults is for people from 18 years to 65 years. The arrangement allows young adults with a physical or mental disability to access supported living on a one-to-one basis in the comfort of their own home or university. A live-in care worker will live with a young adult 24/7 to provide round the clock care and support.
Live-in care provides you with the peace of mind that your young adult is living in a secure environment whilst enabling them to live as independently as possible.
With a live-in care worker, a young person can continue to lead the life they want to, whether that is going to work, university or college, the gym, cinema, festivals with their mates or even the skate park. You can even travel abroad with your care worker.
Young adults want the option to be able to live independently, away from home but with added round the clock support that is needed for each individual. As a parent, the knowledge that there is a trained care worker on call 24/7, gives you peace of mind that they are safe and are supported. They can live an independent life, like any other young person would want to do, when they reach an age where they are ready to leave the nest.
The benefit for a young person is that they can continue to live their life as they want to, with as much independence as possible. It also provides them with companionship. Noble Live-in care aim to match our care workers with our clients, so we can provide a male or female care worker of a similar age. We know the relationship the young person has with their care worker has an enormous impact on the person’s happiness, well-being and quality of life. We work with the client to ensure that we provide a good match, and we monitor this on an ongoing basis. If at any time, the match is not viable, we will make sure that we manage this so that the client is matched successfully with their care worker. They will be living together 24/7, so it is extremely important to us that the match is a good one. Noble Live-in Care will send a profile of the potential match for the client to review. Our matching process.
Conditions we care for, for our young adult clients include:
- Brain injury
- Autism Spectrum Disorder
- Multiple Sclerosis
- Learning Difficulty
- Down Syndrome
- Cerebral Palsy
- Mental health issues
- One-to-one quality care form a personal care worker.
- Live a fulfilled and meaningful life.
- Freedom to choose how you want to live.
- Support so you can follow your dreams.
- Flexibility over your social life and daily routines.
- Specialist care if required.
Case Study: Young Adult Live-in Care Success
Client: Mr Daniel Urry
Location: Portsmouth, Southeast
Condition: Brain injury
Locality Manager: Charlie Winson
Care worker: Anne
Noble Live-in care has been providing live-in care for Daniel since 2017. Due to his live-in care worker, Daniel can live in his own home, independently and does not need to rely so much on his family for his care.
Without a live-in care worker Daniel says “It would be a struggle. I would not be able to do as much for myself as I normally do. It would be a strain on my family too, who would have to care for me”.
“My main care worker resigned; however, the replacement care workers have been wonderful, and we get on very well. They cook lovely food, and we are a good match. I have preferences on what I would like in a care worker and my Locality Manager, Charlie Winson, looks for a care worker that best suits. For example, I get on well with female care worker workers more than male care workers. I cannot have anyone who smokes due to my asthma and Charlie makes sure this does not happen when she finds me a care worker. My family and I are kept in the loop with who is coming, and we even get a profile of the care worker beforehand. Any issues that I may have with my care worker are smoothed out by my Locality Manager.”
We asked Daniel what life is like, as a young adult, to have a live-in care worker? “Better than I thought. I thought that having someone in my house would be intrusive, however the care worker lets me do things I want to do and leave me alone if I want them too. I still do everything I like doing, such as going to the Gym, going to a day centre, volunteering in a Charity shop, and going to Church. I go for daily walks to the corner shop and back and keep active. I have the freedom to do what I would like to do, and I can live at home which is something that I want to do in the long term.”
Client: Leon Katz
Location: Oxted, Surrey
Condition: Spinal injury/paralysed
Locality manager: Charlie Winson
Care Worker: Barbora
Leon broke his neck when he was sixteen playing rugby at school. Leon spent 9 months recovering in hospital. He has a spinal injury C4/5 and he is paralysed from the neck downwards.
Leon and his care worker are a great match. Leon is determined to live his life to the full and is keen on travelling. This Summer, Leon, and his care worker, Barbora, travelled round Spain for a few months. Leon thoroughly enjoyed it and is now planning his next trip. He has dreams of travelling to Vietnam in the not-too-distant future.
This case study demonstrates the enormous benefits of having a live-in care worker or live-in personal assistant for young adults. Barbora was able to support Leon away from home, to assist his dreams and ambitions to travel abroad.
Reviews from parents of Young Adults with Live-in care workers
Review from father of client – Simon H
My son has lived with part supported care for 20 years. However, he was assaulted whilst out on his own. From that time on, he lost his confidence and seldom went out on his own. Since the introduction of Noble Live-in Care, his quality of life has changed, he has regained his confidence. Although he still will not go out on his own, he has a fuller life now socialising and carrying out activities that he loves and enjoys like the cinema, theatre and eating out. He is also able to continue his love of sailing.
The care workers provided have been of a high quality. He has one main care worker almost full time and this has proved to be a great success as they are able to maintain a good relationship. She has learned to understand him, keeps the flat spotless and he is always well turned out.
Review from Roma W (Mother of Client) published on 27 September 2023
Overall Experience Overall Experience. 5.0 out of 5
Very often we find ourselves in a situation where our loved ones have been incapacitated and we don’t know where to turn because the problem we are faced with is too much to handle on our own. We need help and information, we need the right people. Fortunately, I was led to Noble Live-in Care, where my son has been provided with not just carers, but companionship as well, which is crucial to a person’s wellbeing. With encouragement from us and his care worker, he loves to get involved in gardening. He is involved in something everyday. The satisfaction we have is knowing that with ‘full-time’ care he is semi independent. For me, coordination is ‘everybody’ working together and that’s why the overseeing of a coordinator from Noble Live-in Care is so necessary, checking to make sure that everybody is satisfied. We all need a group of people working together which eliminates worry and concern. Thank you Noble Live-in Care for everything.