Chain Reaction provides a real alternative to traditional day services

 The service is flexible and personalised and works with older people, to support them in deciding what they would like to achieve and how to make it happen. Our support is flexible and responds to the person’s unique needs.

What does the support include?

We are outcome-focused and our staff will support people to meet their needs in a creative and person-centred way. We aim to include the following three elements in the support we offer people.

1. One-to-one personalised support

This will be different for each person, and could include: 

  • support to address health issues
  • support around budgeting
  • help to make phone calls or deal with correspondence
  • being someone to talk to who knows the individual
  • domestic skills, such as food preparation

2. Connecting people to their community

This might include:

  • help to get out and do the shopping
  • finding out what’s going on in the community and local area
  • help to reconnect or get involved with local groups and activities

3. Connecting people to others and creating a network of natural support

We want to help to prevent people feeling lonely by:

  • having some support to come to groups and meeting new people
  • making new friends, or reconnecting with family or old friends who are important to the individual
  • connecting with people who have shared interests

How much does the support cost?

There are three levels of support that we provide:

  • Prevention (free low-level support, funded by Public Health)
  • Foundation (£46.90 per week from April 1 2019)
  • Life Skills (£70.95 per week from April 1 2019)

The Life Skills level allows for a longer visit or an extra visit each week, to allow people’s individual needs to be met.