Physical Disabilities can be total or partial loss of a person’s bodily functions e.g. sight or mobility. Or total or partial loss of a part of the body, e.g:
- cerebral palsy
- upper limbs
- muscular dystrophy
- acquired spinal injury (paraplegia or quadriplegia)
- post-polio syndrome
- spina bifida
Being able to assist our service users who have physical disabilities is a big part of our work as we believe everybody is entitled to the best quality of life, and just simply caring for people isn’t enough, you have to care about them and assist them and their family to have all the knowledge needed to make big decisions.
We ensure all of our Health Care Assistants and Nurses have the ability and knowledge to assist service users to be independent, we do not encourage our carers to do everything for their service users as then they may lose the confidence and independence to do things for themselves. We are simply here to make their life and their families lives easier and to ensure that they have the confidence to be able to live life to the fullest.