Compass is a support service which is for people over the age of 18. Compass aims to provide a personalised service and offers flexibility to those who use it.
Compass is for people who would prefer an alternative to traditional day care, with:
We will talk to you about your interests, needs and wishes. We will then try to match you with a provider who has similar interests and appropriate skills.
You will be encouraged and supported to develop or maintain existing skills and interests. For example:
Compass is provided by Bradford Council through the Shared Lives Scheme. Providers are scheme workers who have been assessed, checked, trained and supported to provide a safe and professional service.
The Compass service is available during the day, evenings and weekends. It takes place at a time to suit you based in the home of one of our providers and in the local community.
When we meet with you to identify services that meet your needs we will assess whether you have a need for transport to access services.
You will need to be referred to Compass by your social care worker.
When you contact us your information will be passed to a member of the team will arrange to visit you and your family to find out more about your interests and needs.
We will match you to a Provider who has similar interests and appropriate skills. You will meet the Provider before the support starts and choose how you want the support to go ahead.
You may need to contribute to the cost of the service. This depends on your personal circumstances so a financial assessment will be carried out and we will let you know what help is available.