Who we support and care for
Our expertise reaches a wide and diverse community
SweetTree supports and cares for clients living across many parts of Greater London, and nationally in some cases – each with their own unique lifestyle and community. We’re proud to send our expert team members into the homes of these individuals, knowing that their care experience and training equips them to make a genuine difference.
Elderly care at home
Our elderly clients appreciate SweetTree’s 24-hour availability. 365 days of the year, our supportive carers are on-call for companionship and socialisation, help around the home, support with outings and appointments, personal care and assistance with certain medical care.
Simply call to arrange a visit from a qualified carer at any time of the day or night, or choose to have your support worker live-in for complete around-the-clock peace of mind. All SweetTree carers undertake the Skills for Care Care Certificate through the SweetTree Care Training Academy, which means they understand the importance of good communication, the maintenance of dignity and privacy, how to safeguard you against any potential risks, and how to help you live well in your own home.
Specialist dementia care at home
The SweetTree Specialist Dementia Care Team is made up of professionals and clinicians with a wide range of backgrounds and skills. From experts in mental health, to holistic therapists, the common characteristics that unite them is a passion for evidence-based best practice, and a zest for life. As close working partners and headline sponsor of The Alzheimer’s Show London, we are on top of the very latest thinking in living well with dementia and Alzheimer’s, and are excited to offer a range of complementary therapies that are proving to have positive results, including Cognitive Stimulation Therapy, Reminiscence Therapy, and Art Therapy.
Our Dementia Service also offers its own Admiral Nurse. SweetTree was one of the first home care providers in the UK to develop an in-house Admiral Nursing Service, and the impact on our family carers has been life-changing. Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia professionals who focus on the needs of family carers; providing psychological support, home and lifestyle advice, and connection to additional services. Admiral Nurses help families cope with challenges that arise along the dementia journey.
Care for people living with brain injury or neurological conditions
Our Brain Injury and Neurological Conditions Services welcome adults living with acquired, traumatic and congenital brain injury, and people with neurological diagnoses of stroke, Huntington’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Motor Neurone Disease, and Multiple Sclerosis. We are also working towards launching a similar joint service for children and youth.
SweetTree’s Brain Injury and Neurological Conditions Service is delivered under the guidance of our Consultant Clinical Neuropsychologist, and close working relationships with leading neuro occupational therapists, neuro speech and language therapists, and neuro physiotherapists. Our support teams also receive client-specific training and skill development from the Huntington’s Disease Association, Multiple Sclerosis Society, Headway, and a network of multidisciplinary teams and legal partners. As with all SweetTree services, clients can access hourly, daily, or live-in care.
Support for people with learning disabilities
Recognised by the British Institute of Learning Disabilities (BILD) and operating with a focus on innovative and proactive problem-solving, SweetTree’s Learning Disabilities Services embraces Positive Risk Taking (PRT), Positive Behaviour Support (PBS), and the PROACT-SCIPr-UK® (‘Positive Range of Options to Avoid Crisis and use Therapy – Strategies for Crisis Intervention’) approach to managing challenging behaviour.
Our team of support workers, supervisors, managers, and consultant specialists is equipped to offer you and your family support if you live with:
- Learning disabilities
- Down’s Syndrome
- Differing behaviours
- Dual Diagnosis: Mental health needs
- Self-harm behaviours
- Sensory impairments
- Speech and language needs
Care for people nearing the end of their life
Our carers provide the highest quality palliative and end of life care possible, promoting values of dignity and respect. The support and training each carer receives enables them to support you and your family in a confident and compassionate way by developing trusting and caring relationships.
The Gold Standards Framework End of Life Care programme equips SweetTree carers to help people nearing the end of their life to remain at home and to live out their final years, months or days in accordance with their wishes. Our Advance Care Planning also allows people to be heard and to have control of their own care, remaining involved for as long as they want, or are able to do so.
Families and friends are closely included in our End of Life care conversations and services, if that is the wish of our client.