Enabling & Care

“Sometimes asking for help is the most meaningful example of self-reliance.”

— Unknown Source.

“I am only one; but still I am one. I cannot do everything; but still I can do something. And because I cannot do everything, I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.”

– E.E. Hale, American writer


Enabling & Care

An enabling support worker helps a person, who may be living with a disability or difference, to participate in activities of daily living, activities in the community, social activities and developing functional skills.

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Enabling+

Therapeutic enabling

A service unique to The Therapy Tree, Enabling+ therapeutic enabling combines Ashleigh’s enabling service and therapies. Offered in half day or full day sessions therapeutic enabling provides intervention within daily life to promote functional independence and generalisation of communication skills. In addition to a communication focus any of our other complimentary therapies can be included for no additional cost; for example Special Yoga Therapy complements many communication interventions.

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Enabling & Care

An enabling support worker helps a person, who may be living with a disability or difference, to participate in activities of daily living, activities in the community, social activities and developing functional skills.

A care worker provides assistance to people living with a disability or challenge who require support to meet their basic needs.

Ashleigh is able to provide:

  • Personal assistance and domiciliary care
  • Respite care & ‘sitting services’ (care provided to give a usual caregiver, perhaps a parent or other care provider, a break)
  • Parent / Carer support (practical support for parents/carers to make sense & manage their dependants challenges)
  • Enabling
  • Therapeutic enabling. See Enabling+ below.

Ashleigh can provide 1 to 1 support or work alongside another support provider when a team approach is required. This may include working alongside parents, other unpaid caregivers or other support workers.

Ashleigh is happy to work under the guidance of other professionals eg: medics, physiotherapists, OT to support a range of needs.

Ashleigh provides person centred support for each person based on what they want to do, when and how they want to do it. 

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Enabling+

Therapeutic Enabling.

A service unique to The Therapy Tree, Enabling+ therapeutic enabling combines Ashleigh’s enabling service and specialist therapies. Offered in half day or full day sessions therapeutic enabling provides intervention within daily life to promote functional independence and generalisation of communication skills. In addition to a communication focus, any of our other complementary therapies can be included for no additional cost; for example Special Yoga Therapy compliments many communication interventions.

As a registered Speech & Language Therapist, Ashleigh can provide specialist support for people living with communication disability. Following an in-depth assessment, Ashleigh can provide targeted support that is integrated into a person’s lifestyle. The aim of such integrated support is to develop and generalise functional communication skills.

Enabling+ typically involves working towards specific goals agreed and documented within a therapy plan/agreement. Ashleigh can work 1:1 with clients or alongside other care providers and Ashleigh is happy to work collaboratively with other settings the person may access to ensure continuity of input, increasing likelihood of generalisation.

An in-depth assessment is required before the start of Enabling+ services for a number of reasons:

  • So that a trusting relationship between Ashleigh and the client / key people around the client can be built
  • So that Ashleigh can understand the client’s abilities, challenges & lifestyle
  • So that realistic and appropriate goals can be set
  • So that Ashleigh can provide consistent care and support in line with the clients wants and effective support provided by other caregivers

In addition to direct contact time, our Enabling+ service includes communication and support between sessions via email/text/phone, training and liaison with other care givers / key people, regular monitoring of goals and a written summary after each session. These services are booked in blocks to allow for the time necessary to plan, work towards goals set and monitor progress.

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Ashleigh’s Experience

Ashleigh has a range of caring and enabling experiences built over the past decade.

  • Personal carer role for family member
  • As a Play worker and then Manager of a School Holiday Play Scheme for Children & Young People Living with Disabilities
  • As a Play worker and then Deputy Manager of a Saturday ‘Respite’ Play Scheme for Children & Young People Living with Disabilities
  • Domiciliary Care for Older People
  • Supported Living Support Worker & Enabler for Adults living with Developmental Disabilities
  • Domiciliary, Respite Care & Enabling for Children Living with Developmental Disabilities and ‘SEN’.
  • Enabling short breaks and holidays eg: Calvert Trust, DisneyLand Paris, Camping/Caravaning, London breaks and stadium concerts..
  • Co-ordinating a team of Enablers & Carers

Ashleigh has experience supporting people with a range of needs including:

  • A spectrum of ability levels ranging from mild to multiple and profound difficulties
  • Congenital and Acquired differences
  • Communication difficulties
  • Learning difficulties
  • Physical difficulties
  • Medical needs
  • Social difficulties
  • Emotional difficulties
  • Sensory Integration difficulties
  • People displaying behaviours that challenge
  • People Living with Degenerative Conditions
  • People requiring a palliative care approach
  • People living with a range of diagnostic labels (eg: Autism Spectrum Condition, Cerebral Palsy, Downs Syndrome, Multi-Sensory Impairment and ‘Deafblind’, ADHD, OCD, Anxiety, Dementia)
  • Undiagnosed and rare conditions

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Costs

Approximate costs given as a guide. Please contact Ashleigh for a free no obligation consultation.

Enabling & CareAll costs quoted as a guide, please contact Ashleigh to discuss your specific needs.

Services Provided by Ashleigh:
Full day rate: £170
Half day rate: £85
Hourly rate: £35
Nightly rate negotiable depending on needs.

If you are interested in any of our other enablers please contact Ashleigh for more information regarding charges.
Enabling+All costs quoted as a guide, please contact Ashleigh to discuss your specific needs.

Services Provided by Ashleigh:
Full day rate: £206.50
Half day rate: £103

Includes goal monitoring and team around the person liaison with written summary of the session. Following an in-depth assessment (unless otherwise agreed); see our Speech & Language Therapy pages or contact Ashleigh for more information.
Travel & Expenses Return from base £0.45 per mile

Travel time over 1hr may incur additional charge as agreed at booking.

Plus any expenses incurred as agreed and associated with the role requirements.

Enabling+ clients and their immediate families can access our Yoga, Complementary & Holistic therapies within a session for no additional charge.

Costs may vary depending on the needs of the client
For more detailed information contact:
info@the-therapy-tree.com


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