Spirit specialises in the delivery of care to adults and children living with profound disabilities in their own homes. We are a national provider and work alongside health and social care commissioning teams who are responsible for purchasing appropriate care for our client group. We also work with clients who are privately funded.
Our philosophy focuses on independent living, supporting client choice and control whilst respecting individuality and diversity in an open and non-judgmental manner.
Spirit specialises in the delivery of complex healthcare at home. Our nurses have backgrounds in critical care, spinal cord injury, neurological and community nursing specialising in the field of domiciliary ventilation
We have a wealth of experience in the management of clients who require clinical interventions in their home environment, for e.g. tracheostomy care, gastric feeding, invasive bowel management, urinary catherisation. We understand the importance of training and on-going support to ensure the well-being and safety of both our staff and clients.
The delivery of specialist care is underpinned by Spirit's high dependency training course and hands on training by our Registered Nurses delivered within a client's home. PA's follow a comprehensive care plan which will be undertaken with and consented by clients.
Spirit have written clinical guidelines for all the clinical procedures which are attached to the care plan in the client's home.
Spirit supports children and young people with complex health needs at home. The child's needs are assessed by a Registered Nurse (child branch) and will encompass all aspects of the child's health, social and educational requirements. Spirit aspires to care for children by using a family centred approach, valuing and respecting the roles of parents, siblings, and other family members.
Spirit embraces the targets set by the Department of Health strategy in the 'Every Child Matters' document. Our Induction Course discusses Child Protection policy as a core subject.
A qualified First Aid Instructor will teach paediatric resuscitation of babies and infants and all competency training is specific to each child and will be undertaken in the location of discharge or in the child's home by a qualified Paediatric Nurse.
Paediatric clinical guidelines are in place for all procedures.
Spirit delivers a specialist service to individuals who have sustained an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI). We understand the impact which an ABI can have upon clients and their families. For this reason a key element of our client centred approach will be to maintain those special relationships by working with the client to adjust to their changed perspectives and expectations in a meaningful way.
We will strive to support a client's family and friends by acknowledging and respecting the importance of their roles and valuable input in all aspects of the clients life.
We believe structure and goal setting are crucial in ensuring the best possible outcomes for clients with an ABI. These form a vital part of the training for our Support Workers
Spirit acknowledges that training, on-going support and supervision for Support Workers by dedicated professionals is vital to promote staff retention thus providing stability and continuity for our clients.
Spirit works in partnership with any external multi-disciplinary professionals involved in our clients care, for example Case Managers, Occupational Therapists, Clinical Psychologists etc.