It was widelyidentifiedthatJackmay wishtoimprove hisdiet,manage householdtasksandsocialise
People were encouragedtolookat real local servicesandbuildinsupportwhichmightalsobe free
to access (orsubsidised) throughlocal VCS.
Bereavementsessions –establishwhetherhe mayneedsome helpadjustingtothe lossof
hiswife. There are free toaccess bereavementgroupsinBradfordhe couldbe signposted
Ratherthan provide servicestohim, how couldJackbe helpedtomanage onhisown?
CouldJulie be paidtohelphimwithsimple householdtasks? Coulditbe the case that he
simplyneedstolearnhowtouse hiswashingmachine –couldJulie show himhow? Could
she showhimhowto make some basic nutritional meals,how tofollow arecipe,how toput
Is there a laundrette nearbythatwill doservice washes? If hiswashingmachine wasno
good,couldhe have a one off paymenttobuy a new one so thathe coulddo hisown
It was mentionedthatJacklikedgardeningandwasa practical person. Couldhe offerto
helpJulie withhergardeninreturnforherhelp – maybe she couldmake hima few meals
and take themround. Wouldhe like togoto an allotmenttosocialise withothergardeners
there? Maybe he couldhelpwithagardeningclubat hislocal school to give hima sense of
purpose andto involve himinhiscommunity.
Lunch clubs,cookand eat sessions,Sundaylunchathislocal pub – meetingbothhisdietary
requirementsandthe social elementof hislife.
It was widelyidentifiedthatBrianwantedtobe independent,fitandhealthy, be enabledtoshop
and to socialise more.
Use hisbudgettopay for a taxi to take himto his local golf clubsothat he couldsocialise
withfriends,maybe be enabledtogoouton a buggy sothat he couldparticipate inagame.
Escortedshoppingtrips – pay a PA.
Be enabledtouse online shopping –maybe a one off paymentfora computerto enable
himto access services,learning,information,advice,asocial network.
Purchase a Wii and use it to playvirtual sports,getfriendsroundtoplaywithhim.
Look at hiseligibilityforanadaptedvehicle.
It was widelyidentifiedthatAngelawantstobe an active citizen,learn,use herskills,socialise,be as
independentaspossible andthatshe andher motherneededabreakfromeachother.
Voice activated/adaptedcomputertechnology andotherassistive technology. Enable her
to socialise online,learn,shop,doresearchetc.
EmployherownPAsrather than relyonhome care so that she couldbe more in control and
maybe employapersonof a similarage withsimilarinterests. Enable herfriendstohelp
her– thismightmeanher friendscouldattendatrainingcourse abouthow to helpAngela
to transferforexample sothatshe couldgo on shoppingtripswiththem.
Assistedtotake holidaysratherthanrespite whichshe mightotherwise be settlingfor. Look
Introduce herto peersupportnetworks.