Mental health support in Herefordshire
SureCare is a Chester-based franchise business providing homecare services. It recently announced that SureCare Hereford has been selected to work in partnership with Herefordshire Council and Herefordshire Mental Health Services on a pilot scheme to provide a specialist intermediate care service in the county.
According to information provided by the company, the service will make it possible for individuals with mental health needs to remain in the familiar and secure environment of their own homes and thus reduce the need for hospital or residential admission. Support is available from a physiotherapist, occupational therapist, specialist community nurse and the services of the SureCare specialist support workers team.
Angela Gilchrist, SureCare's Operations Manager commented on this pilot scheme, saying, “Our care support staff are highly trained in specialist care and our excellent reputation in Hereford has resulted in us being successful in this latest contract bid.” SureCare Hereford have 62 trained carers working in the county, providing domiciliary, mental health and palliative care to people in their own homes.