Action for Care is a private company providing high quality accommodation and personal care for individuals who have a learning disability with additional complex needs including autism, ASD, challenging behaviour, epilepsy, communication difficulties and mental health support.
Our residential care services are currently provided within the West Yorkshire and North Yorkshire regions. Our service users live in spacious modern houses accommodating between 6 and 8 individuals with 24 hour support. We provide similar services for this client group through Fourcare Plus and Ark Specialist Healthcare both in Wakefield. Advent House (Ark) also offers purpose built accommodation with nursing or personal care for individuals who have a learning disability and associated complex needs. The service is fully accessible for individuals who in addition have a physical disability.
Our philosophy is to provide a highly recognised premium care service backed by a professionally run business. We employ dedicated staff teams and utilise external specialists, consultants and professional services to compliment our care provision. We have an "open door" approach to communication throughout the organisation including at director level to ensure open and transparent communication at all levels in addition to use of recognised policies and procedures regarding reporting, whistleblowing, safeguarding, grievance.
Aims and Objectives
Our objective is to provide an holistic approach to develop people’s independence and to enjoy the everyday experiences and opportunities provided by the local and wider community. We aim to promote positive values and cultures throughout the service in all we do and expect employees to work in an inclusive and positive way. Our aim is to treat everyone as an individual and to provide a standard of care and support that we would expect for ourselves and our loved ones. Our aim is to provide a high quality service with comprehensive care planning and risk assessment to reflect individual’s needs and preferences, and where life challenges can be addressed and eased through encouragement and interaction.
We are committed to working to the highest professional standards on a multi disciplinary and partnership basis to offer real community living. We are enrolled on the Autism Accreditation Programme through the National Autistic Society and are actively working towards accreditation. Our intention is to adopt the key principles of high quality services and the outcomes described within Annex A: The model of Care from The Department of Health Review "Transforming Care - A National Response to Winterbourne View Hospital" (D of H 2012)