aPA Lynn Leeves

Description

Providing Independence, Integrity, Dignity, Inclusion, Care, Respite & Support within the Local Community

Providing Support To Older People - Dementia - Minority Groups - Early Onset (Younger People) Dementia - Mental Health - LGBT - Carers & their Loved Ones.

Services

Personal Care: Personal help and support with medication administration, bathing, washing, dressing and other personal care routines.

Homecare: Cleaning, ironing, washing service, groceries, online shopping. Communication with family and friends.

Social Engagement & Companionship: Dinner, lunch, theatre, museums, holidays, clubs, sports, days out, befriending and group activities.

Meals: Prepared in your own home or meals delivered. All meals are nutritious, homemade and fresh. Dietary and cultural needs catered for.

Administration Support: Filling in forms, organising paperwork, budgeting, arranging meetings, banking, pension collection and correspondence.

Pet Services: Walking, feeding, cover for holidays, appointments and hospital cover.

aPA Life Story Work: Life Story work can be used to help develop a better understanding of someone needs and wishes so that care can be provided in a person-centered way. It provides a valuable insight into the life of someone especially when they have difficulty in sharing this information themselves. It helps to encourage better communication and relationships between the person, family carers and staff who are providing care.

Out & About Groups: Small befriending groups offer a social activity, plus a chance to catch up with new and old friends. Visiting places of your personal interest. Previous outings have included; garden centers, the seaside, cinema, theatre, museums, indoor bowls, open gardens, shops, bingo, jazz bands, exercise classes, tea dances, sporting events, cooking, knitting and book clubs, and any more outings. Suggestions and ideas are encouraged, always welcome and every effort will be done to accommodate them. These are are small groups which promote a personalised service, support and befriending opportunities, respite breaks, reduce isolation and social engagement. The groups are small to enable a personalised opportunity of fulfilling each individuals needs, choice and aspirations. I am able to provide increased duration of cover depending on each individuals/carers needs.

Respite Breaks & Companionship Sitting Service: Whether respite is required for an emergency, a few hours, day care, for over night or a weekend. We provide a flexible and tailored respite service to suit your needs. Providing a vital lifeline to those who need a welcome break with peace of mind, feeling safe and supported in their own home.

Facilitator of Dementia Lunch & Supper Clubs. (Supported by ESCC). Would you like to get out and meet other people with dementia and their carers across East Sussex. Share experiences, increase your support network, get together, meet new friends, have a meal or just a drink and a chat. There are various Dementia Supper Clubs are across East Sussex and I facilitate Eastbourne, Heathfield, Uckfield and the Rother lunch club. Supper Clubs are held each month and the lunch club is held every 6/7 weeks.

Coverage

15 mile radius of Heathfield. Enquire if further distance required.

Availability

Enquire for availability. 7 days a week - 24/7.

Charging and related information

Monday to Friday:
Per Hour £14.00 between the hour of 7am to 7pm
Per ½ Hour £10.00

Per Hour £18.00 between the hours of 7pm to 7am
Per ½ Hour £12.00

Weekends & Bank Holidays:
Per Hour £18.00
Per ½ Hour £12.00

Restpite Overnight:
Monday to Thursday £95.00 between 9pm to 7am.
Friday, Saturday & Sunday £130.00 per night between 9pm to 7am.


First 10 miles no charge, 40p per additional mile thereafter.

Individual Requirements
I offer a fully personalised service, if you have a any specific requirements please feel free to contact me for further discusson.

Expertise

I have worked with I have worked with the following client groups
Alzheimer's & Dementia including Early Onset Dementia, Sensory Impaired, Learning & Disabilities, End of Life Care, Mental Health, Autism, Challenging Behaviour. Carers, Loved Ones, Family & Friends.


I have a particular interest in Alzheimer's and other forms of dementia, in particular Early Onset Dementia. This includes developing and providing a greater variety of choice and support for a younger person diagnosed with dementia . I am also committed and passionate about the breaking down of barriers, bullying, isolation, loneliness and stigma's within society surrounding Mental Health and groups including LGBT. This includes educating people about the fears and anxieties some individuals in these client groups have, plus of their experiences in the community, care system and health & social care sector.


The Core Ethos, Essense and Integrity of my Working Practice is:

To work incredibly hard to create, promote and maintain a positive customer relationship with clients, carers and families, GP’s, other health professionals.
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To maximise, value and promote independence, integrity, dignity, inclusion, care, respite and support within the local community.
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To provide individually tailored home and community-based care and support of the highest standard.
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To continually provide a genuine person-centered approach of care, kindness and compassion.
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To enabling service users to be valued citizen and have inclusion within the local community.
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Recognised and respect for dignity, individuality and choice.
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To be creative, flexible and innovation to develop effective solutions against barriers, stigma’s, bullying, isolation and loneliness within society.
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To be socially responsible and environmentally aware.
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To be honest and have integrity in all dealings.

Experience

I deliver a person-centered and inclusive for all care and support service. This incorporates a range of practical care and support services both within the clients home and the local community. I enable individuals to maximize on their independence and to remain in their home environment for as long as possible, regardless of the level of need. My fundamental values include listening, respecting, inclusion for all, and also recognising individuality and a person’s sense of identity. I am committed to providing the highest level of personal and professional standards and have a highly developed person-centered philosophy of care. I believe knowing a person’s wishes, strengths, preferences and needs enables me to provide a personalized provision of support that each unique individual requires and deserves.

Background

I have been in the Health & Social Care industry for over 12 years, 9 of these as Personal Assistant. This includes facilitating group activities and social engagement opportunities for clients. I have gained extensive experience and knowledge during this time and taken every opportunity for self development and progression through training, research and gaining further qualifications.

For the past year, I had the fantastic opportunity to further my experience and career progression whilst working for the Carers Breaks Dementia Engagement Service (Adult Social Care, East Sussex County Council). I also facilitate x3 of the Dementia Supper Clubs which are across are supported by East Sussex County Council. The Supper Clubs are a great opportunity for Carers and people with dementia to meet other people with dementia and their carers across East Sussex. They can share experiences, increase their support network, get together, meet new friends, have a meal or just a drink and chat.


I started my own business 9 years ago by providing art therapy and activities to clients with dementia, Alzheimer’s and mental health conditions. This work inspired me to design and make affordable, unique sensory, acoustic and tactile products for individuals.
I was a registered foster carer for over 6 years, specializing in respite and emergency care for children with learning disabilities, special needs, autism and challenging behaviour.


A member of the Support With Confidence scheme

Service Details

Locations:
Heathfield, East Sussex, TN21 8NL (directions displayed on map)
Organisation:
aPA Care Services
Service Type:
Personal Assistants
Organisation Sector:
  • Private
  • Micro provider
Accreditation Scheme Membership:
  • Support with Confidence (SWC)

About This Service

When:
  • 7 days a week
  • Bank holidays
  • All day
Age band:
  • Adults 65+
  • Adults 18+
Male or female:
  • Female
For people with:
  • Dementia/Alzheimer's
  • Mental health needs
Providing household care:
  • Cleaning
  • Laundry
  • General help around the house
  • Shopping
  • Meal preparation
  • Pet care
  • Household admin
  • Companionship
Providing medical care:
  • Doctors' appointments
  • Hospital/Clinic appointments
Level of service:
  • Overnight stay
Transport:
  • Can provide own transport
  • Full driving licence
  • Provide transport for social occasions/shopping/events/etc
Providing personal care:
  • Bathing and showering
  • Dressing and undressing
  • Personal hygiene/ continence
  • Help with eating
  • Assistance getting out and about

Accreditation Information

The Support with Confidence scheme is run by East Sussex County Council Trading Standards and Adult Social Care.

All services are vetted and approved on grounds of quality, safety, and training before being approved as a member of the scheme.

This page was last updated on 28 June 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Miss Lynn Leeves
Role:
Personal Assistant
Mobile:
07740 338120
Telephone:
01435 862615
Email:
l.leeves@hotmail.co.uk