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What is Compass?

Compass is a day support service for people over the age of 18 years. Compass aims to provide a personalised service and offers flexibility to those who use it.

Who is Compass for?

Compass is for people who have a physical or learning disability, sight or hearing loss, struggling due to frailty or illness, mental ill health. We provide a one to one, tailored service.

How does Compass work?

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 maintain or develop existing skills and interests, set goals, design your own activity planner:

  • confidence building
  • exploring the community
  • accessing local activities
  • developing independence
  • attending organised activities
  • learn a new skill
  • pursuing a hobby

Who provides Compass?

Compass is provided by Bradford Council through theĀ Shared Lives Scheme. Providers are scheme workers who have been assessed, checked, trained and supported to provide a safe and professional service.

When and where is it provided?

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.

How do I access the service?

You will need a Care Act Assessment from a Social Worker to access Compass.

Contact the Independence Advice Hub on 01274 435400 or using the Independence Advice Hub online form to arrange an assessment and make a referral to Compass.

What happens next?

When you contact us your information will be passed to a member of the team who 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.

Is there a charge?

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.

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