‘Mary’ is a 43-year-old lady who lives in her own home in Halesworth, Suffolk. She has a traumatic brain injury and other complex health needs and requires 2:1 support with personal care, moving and handling, meal planning and preparation/planning for the day ahead.
‘Mary’ is friendly and caring and is looking for people to support her that are reliable and friendly and who can support her to be as independent as possible. She can be quite anxious and finds change difficult so support will be focused upon gaining and building trust and working together with her to ensure she is safe.
Current team and vacancies
This is an opportunity to join a new 2:1 support team. Supporting ‘Mary’ in her own home. At present we have part time, full time, and relief positions available.
This post is open to female staff only as it personal care. (Occupational Requirement Equality Act 2010 schedule 9 Part 1).
Support is required during the day in the morning 0600hrs to 0900hrs, and then again at 1700 hrs to 2100 hrs.
It is possible that this support will grow and there will be other shifts available.
Drivers must have access to their own vehicle they are prepared to use for work purposes and hold a full driving licence, although a driving licence is not essential.
If you would like to find out more, read the full job description and person specification attached.
Call Helen Jamieson, 07467 595554 if you have any further questions.
Closing date: 26th August 2023
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Before I was supported by Jo Forrest at Ben Holden Ltd, I was struggling with EVERYTHING caused by the RTA. I was incapacitated in a hospital bed in my dining room worried about the traumatic impact on my husband and family, not just following the accident, but the reality of my lack of independence, my ongoing care and my own physical rehabilitation.
Please pass on my thanks to all at Ben Holden for their help and patience with me over the past few years. Things are so much better for me now compared to when I came to you and you have all played a part in that, no matter how small, and I greatly appreciate it. Credit where it’s due in my eyes, and everyone at Ben Holden have been kind, courteous but perhaps more importantly understanding of my difficulties if/when I’ve been confused or remiss in remembering an invoice or some such. It is much appreciated.
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Very kind, understanding and caring.
Before I started working with Ben I was struggling with the everyday tasks e.g. getting myself dressed, walking any distance, lifting, getting in and out of bed, bending. Within six months, Ben and his team enabled me to do all these things and return to work gradually, which resulted in me being able to do my pre-injury job.
My life began to significantly change. Ben treated me with the upmost dignity and respect. He coordinated a team of professionals experienced in working with neurological disorders, especially with people who had experienced an accidental severe traumatic brain injury or through illness. I felt confident that Ben would and did manage to select professionals who he somehow knew would manage my challenging eccentric behaviour and complex needs.
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Ben was very helpful and promptly organised a good local physiotherapist for me. There I was given exercises specific to my problem, along with acupuncture and massage. This was invaluable, as nothing had been offered to id my recovery by my local hospital. In addition, Ben organised a six-month gym membership at my local leisure centre.
I always found Ben easy to talk to and he regularly called to check on my progress. I would not hesitate to recommend Ben Holden td, who gave me a very friendly and professional service.
My experience working with Ben was excellent. I felt very at ease, relaxed and confident with him. If I had any queries or needed extra support, he was always on the end of the telephone. Nothing was ever too much trouble.
I highly recommend Ben Holden, for his professionalism, friendliness and for the individual support I got. I would like to take this opportunity to thank Ben and his team for all their work getting me where I am today, leading a normal life again, and being able to put my accident behind me.
Before Ben Holden started working with me on my injuries, I was struggling daily and unable to progress with my rehabilitation back into normal life. Since Ben Holden Ltd took on my case I have been able to focus on getting my life back together following my accident.
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