Liver Care is as charitable organisation covering the Liverpool area. Liver Care initially began as a small, family run service based in the Bootle area offering mental health support and supported accommodation to vulnerable adults. Over the past decade this has evolved into a more diverse and wide ranging operation offering the following services:
- Tenancies with or without support as appropriate for vulnerable adults.
- High quality homecare/domiciliary care for elderly service users and service users with physical health issues.
- Community support for young people with physical and/or mental health issues.
- Support for people struggling with addiction.
- Charity shop which includes a drop- in service for the local community based in the Bootle Strand by the May Flower entrance. Visitors can just pop along if they wish and just have a cup of tea and a chat with our friendly staff and volunteers and there is no requirement to purchase items. Any donations are very much appreciated and will be collected free of charge by our volunteers.
Liver Care charges for it’s services but due to it being a charitable organisation rather than a profit making company its rates are most competitive.
Current charges for care are as detailed:
Local Authority Commissioned (i.e. council work undertaken) Liver Care accepts the local authority rates of pay.
If the individual chooses to self fund or has above the financial threshold, therefore receives no financial assistance from council our service is charged at £13.50 per hour for care/support and for half hour we charge £8.00.
Waking nights, sleep inns and all large packages are negotiated on an ad hoc basis with the customer.
If you have a friend or family member who you feel is vulnerable it is the individuals right to request an assessment of need. It is the statutory body (i.e. local authority’s responsibility under the Care Act Legislation to carry out an assessment of need if requested). Due to government cut backs some local authorities are not forthcoming with assessments. If during the assessment of need, care needs are identified, then the local authority should explore suitable options.
It is often a common misconception that to receive care or support from the council if they are funding it that you must use there recommended provider of care. This is not always correct, if the assessed person is able to self manage finances then this person can request from there local authority a direct payment. This means the individual would receive funding from their local council following a financial assessment, as the majority of social care services are means tested. This would allow the individual to purchase services from an agency of there choice so don’t be afraid to question what your options are.
Our goal is to promote maximum independence, dignity and engagement in the wider community and to function at an optimum level for all our service users.