Adults should be enabled to live as independently as possible, supporting them to need less support and be less reliant on services and to lead a life which is meaningful to them. Modern Day Opportunity services can support this, by enabling people to live safely as part of their community and to increase their abilities.
ECC’s current approach is for adults to be supported to explore and have their outcomes met by accessing various solutions, such as employment, volunteering, community focused support and peer led opportunities.
The scope of support which an individual receives will vary depending on their assessed social care needs. The scope of support may be conducted either on a 1:1 basis or in small group sessions which may be led by paid staff and/or volunteers. In addition, an individual may choose to adopt a direct payment to secure their care and support. An individual may also employ a Personal Assistant (PA) to access the support they need in their local community. Further details regarding Personal Assistants can be accessed via: Personal Assistants | Provider Hub | Essex (essexproviderhub.org)