Living with a disability can be challenging, and often frustrating. But with the right support, you can take on these challenges with confidence.

 

Support in your own home

From personal care and housework to managing finances and taking that much need holiday, we’re here to make sure you can live your life, your way, and in your own home. We work with you to create a framework for support so you get as much, or as little, as you need.

Your support workers

Our support workers are highly trained, so you’ll always get the very best service. You are included in the recruitment of new support workers, so you’ll have a say in who supports you.

Shared support teams

We partner with housing associations to find suitable accommodation for you at one of our six Freespace locations. A team of trainedĀ support workers are on hand at a nearby staff base to respond to your calls for assistance via radio. You can also request support at agreed times in the day, so you are in control of how and when you receive support. Shared support is only available to those who require both day and night support.

One-to-one support

Support is provided on an individual basis. Depending on your needs, this could be for a few hours each day or 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Staff can also provide assistance, when needed during the night. All of our one-to-one support services are linked to shared teams so support is always available, including in an emergency.

Types of support

Things we can support you with include:

  • Personal care (bathing, dressing, and intimate care)
  • Housework and home maintenance
  • Food preparation and mealtime assistance
  • Medication management
  • Communication
  • Finances
  • Shopping
  • Managing appointments
  • Accompanying you while you’re out
  • Friendship and community involvement
  • Sexuality and relationship support
  • Wellbeing support
  • Holiday planning and budgeting

To chat about additional support needs, call us on 0131 346 9030 or email admin@freespacescotland.org.uk to find out how we can support you.