Greenway Care Connect

A new kind of care for North and West Bristol

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Welcome to Greenway Care Connect.  We are a carer introduction agency overseen by the Southmead Development Trust, with our headquarters at the Greenway Centre.

Using the online platform Local Care for Local People we introduce care workers and those seeking care and support at home.

Our purpose is to alleviate the social care crisis in the North and West of Bristol.  We will strive to support good carer workers to return to or stay in the care sector, as well as attracting new staff to the industry by offering greater choice and control over working outcomes, schedules and pay.

We will use any revenue from our work to deliver free services and activities in the communities of North Bristol.

The Purpose

Our agency connects independent care workers to people looking for care and support in the community.  Working in partnership, carer workers and care-seekers decide on outcomes and ways of working without interference from the agency.

To ensure safety, however, we do check the identities of those seeking care and screen carer workers who want to join the service.

We will support care-seekers to build a person-centred plan with their care workers and provide care workers with free training opportunities, peer support groups and events, plus billing and payment services.

The Reason

We want to increase choice and control for those who need care and support in North and West Bristol.

We also seek to: open up new, well-paid local employment opportunities for residents; support existing care workers to remain in the care sector; and to bring good and reliable new workers to the industry.

We hope to use any revenue produced by the agency to fund Southmead Development Trust’s Neighbours Connect Southmead project where volunteers support residents to stay connected to their communities.

We recognise that community organisations like ours have a key role to play to tackle some of our biggest social problems of the day – whether that is climate change, the housing crisis, social isolation and the related social care crisis.

The Aim

Care-receivers have mealtimes, personal care, and bedtimes to suit them – not dictated by care agency shift times or capacity to meet needs.

Care workers receive more than the minimum wage for work that requires great skill and accountability.

Care-receivers and care workers are introduced to each other and decide if they want to work together

Our registered carer workers see disability as another characteristic of human culture and as not a problem.

Care-receivers can take part in social activities and not be excluded due to their carer worker’s time constraints.

Care workers feel supported by us and their peers.

Care workers are supported to be passionate about their role and their worth.

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