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Support in Action

Support in Action is a project launched by Action for People offering support to people in their own homes, Support in Action is a scheme that enables Local Authorities to meet the criteria for National systems known as ‘Self Directed Support’, ‘Putting People First’ or ‘Personalised Budgets’.

AN INNOVATIVE SERVICE OFFERING PERSONAL ASSISTANTS 

FOR PEOPLE LOCALLY SUPPORTING INDEPENDENT PAYMENTS

 

What is Support in Action?

Support in Action is a scheme that enables Local Authorities to meet the criteria for National systems known as ‘Self Directed Support’, ‘Putting People First’ or ‘Personalised Budgets’. 

Since the roll out and updates to the Care Act Nationally, Local Authorities are under increasing pressure to provide independent support services to people, allowing them to be in control of their own budgets and to offer accessible support available for all. 

This is a tall order for a lot of areas, Action for People have worked with the National delivery team of  a Personal Assistant provider helping set up their National scheme and locally in the South East – recruiting locally, providing flexible working solutions to many people who require part time flexible work resulting in a trained, vetted workforce of Personal Assistants who are accessible to those in the community who need extra support and care, from cleaning, cooking to walks in the local park. 

 

 

All Personal Assistants recruited from local people are self employed and offer their services through a main locally set up Support in Action Scheme directory where people can independently choose and fund their own care and support. 

“Making my own choices and being able to do what I want, when I want; as well as having the same opportunities and choices as others is important!”

Bracknell Forest service user 2016

Impact of the scheme

- Action for People's work with Bracknell (case study) 

In October 2012 when Action for People first started to deliver Support with Confidence, the impact on the local economy of 16 PA’s delivering 900 hours of work at a cost of £10.50 on average resulted in a local impact on the economy of £102, 600 per annum. 

In 2017 this has risen to 4451 hours per month by 45 PA’s at an average of £12.25 per hour and an impact on the local economy of £654,297 per annum.

On average a PA works 25hrs a week and this reflects the choice of self-employment in this sphere of work as a lifestyle choice.

"Action for People works directly with the National Support with Confidence team providing advice, guidance and scheme set up."

Would your area benefit from the Support with Confidence Scheme that:

 

SUPPORTS PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN HOMES?

SUPPORTS INDEPENDENT PAYMENTS? 

CREATES JOBS?

Get in touch with Action for People for an informal chat about the scheme and how it could be set up and benefit your area.


THE SUPPORT WITH CONFIDENCE SCHEME CAN BE FULLY OR PARTIALLY MANAGED BY ACTION FOR PEOPLE

Get in touch to talk to our team and for your health and social care services to be sent a full brochure about the scheme by contacting:

EMAIL: contact@actionforpeople.org.uk

CALL: 0118 907 6397

Postal Address PO BOX 4005 | Swindon | SN5 9HS


Design and Communication Services

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Partnership Work

 

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Training


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Befriending and Mentoring


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Voluntary Sector and Support Service Consultancy

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Action for People works directly with the National Support with Confidence team providing advice, guidance and scheme set up. Could your area benefit from:

SUPPORTING PEOPLE IN THEIR OWN HOMES?

SUPPORT INDEPENDENT PAYMENTS? 

CREATES JOBS?

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Volunteer Recruitment and Fundraising 

Action for People have helped recruit over 350 volunteers, created fundraising literature, fundraising packs, online portals and much more... We care about communities and know that charities need as much support as possible, we take a personal and unique approach to help grow your charity...


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Support Directories 

We provide online, telephone and printed support directories which include making support accessible for vulnerable people, family support, mental health and much more...


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Short Breaks, Clubs and Consultancy

The team at Action have provided thousands of hours of Short Breaks and managed contracts around the country. Talk to our experienced team on how we can run sessions in your area or work with your teams to deliver contracts that have a positive impact in your area. 

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Website Development and Design

The creative team at Action have helped work with organisations, community groups, Local Authorities and much more to create bespoke, relevant websites for projects and larger organisations. Good design, bespoke to you ... Make an impact now!

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