Hub Care Support Ltd – East Berkshire Branch
Hub Care Support Ltd East Berkshire is a community care company, where services users and personal assistants choose to work together. Service users are those living in their own homes, but need additional support or companionship. This could include help with personal care and medication, meal preparation, washing, shopping or running errands. They may need someone to visit them to talk to, or to be taken out on occasions.
Personal Assistants are supported by Hub Care Support, but they are self employed. This means they can choose their own working hours, client, location and they are not pressured by time management.
How Does Hub Care Support Ltd East Berkshire Branch Work?
Hub Care Support Ltd is not an agency, but a matching service. Service users can choose to meet PA’s (Personal Assistants) by looking through their profiles. They can have an introductory chat with the PA, meaning they have choice and complete control over their care. This service completely free to use.
Personal Assistants are registered with QCAS (Quality Care Approval Scheme) which is an independent body for those who do not need to be regulated with the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
QCAS ensure that all personal assisants are fully trained as recommended by Skills for Care, are insured, have verified references and have an enhanced DBS check.
Personal Assistants can choose higher rates of pay, have more flexibility and do not need to report to a head office. They have the full support from the Hub Care team to choose their clients and receive advice and guidance with becoming self employed and trained.
About Hub Care Support Ltd
What makes Hub Care Support different from other care companies?
We are an introductory service. We match Self-Employed Personal Assistants to people who are looking for support. We like to think about our service like ‘the icing on the cake’, after all care is not just about personal care. With the continuity of the same Personal Assistant the relationship can build giving the Service User the reassurance that someone is truly there to support them. All our Personal Assistants must be QCAS (Quality Care Approval Scheme) approved. So, you can be assured that all our Hub Care Support Personal Assistants are fully vetted, trained and insured.
What kind of support do you offer PA’s?
Our Personal Assistants help their Service Users with a range of tasks from helping with activities around the house to companionship. The simple act of sitting and having a cup of tea with someone and ‘listening’ to them has such a positive impact on that person’s quality of life.
Can service users match with more than one PA if they wish?
Yes of course. At Hub Care Support we are completely Service User led. Our Personal Assistants all have different skills and personalities so a Service User may recognise they want a different person for different tasks, or they may simply want more than one person to keep the week varied, especially if they are looking for companionship.