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Enabling people to live as individually and
independently as possible and supporting
them to achieve their goals and aspirations

Spinal Care

Established in 1992, Active Assistance has over twenty years specialist experience working with and understanding the needs of people with Spinal Cord injury.  We have been at the forefront of working with thought leaders such as MASCIP and specialist units as well as client support organisations such as SIA, BACKUP and Aspire to refine our service provision.

Our passion is built on a simple belief: each individual should be enabled to live a fulfilling life to their own potential.  We aim to do this by developing confidence through committed, empathetic and sustainable support. Our highly specialised clinicians work with NHS staff to ensure that each individual has a care plan tailored to their specific needs. We never forget that clients have a choice.

We always tailor services around the needs of the client and what suits them and their families. We are committed to working in partnership with the NHS, local authorities and other stakeholders to provide the highest quality assured continuing care in the community built on sound governance principles.  Structured, well planned home healthcare is both safer for service users and more cost effective than hospital or other institutional care.  So whether, an individual requires a live-in care package or a live-out package ranging from a few hours a day to full 24 hour support, Active Assistance is able meet the challenge.

We recruit staff who positively embrace our values. These are re-enforced through our highly acclaimed and award winning training programmes. All staff are trained around the special needs of individual clients and specifically trained in bowel management, catheter care, skin care and ventilation and breathing support. The high quality (CQC ‘good’ rating) of our service provision is widely recognised.

We believe that great outcomes for clients are only achieved if we foster the development of our own people to their fullest potential. So, whether you want to work as a live-in or visiting live-out Personal Assistant (you may know this as a Care Worker or Support Worker), Active Assistance is the ideal organisation for people looking for fulfilling and flexible care work in the UK. It is really a rewarding care job as you are working with adults and children who are paralysed as a result of a spinal cord injury.

Assignments are pre-arranged throughout the UK, so you can choose when to work and when not to. As a Live-in Personal Assistant, your food and accommodation will be provided.  Live-in assignments are flexible around the needs of the client and the PA and can typically range from living in for three to four days, to three week assignments – the choice is yours!

If live-in is not for you, Active Assistance has a large number of positions for Personal Assistants (Care Workers / Support Workers) working on a shift basis.

As a supporter of all the leading spinal charities, our philosophy is very simple: we do not accept that a spinal cord injury should prevent anyone from living life to their full potential.  If you feel that you have similar values, why not come and join us and make a real difference to people’s lives.

There are not many jobs where you can go home and say that you have made a real and tangible difference to someone’s life.