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Country Cousins

Organisation name
Country Cousins
Description
Country Cousins introduce carers throughout the UK to clients requiring support to remain living in their own home. Care is provided by a temporary live-in 'cousin' carer for periods of convalescence or respite, holidays or longer term care.

Clients needs differ greatly but generally fit into one of the following categories of care. Country Cousin's aim is to ensure that the 'cousin' assigned will have the appropriate skills and experience to manage competently throughout each assignment:

Home Support - support, but no care, there are certain tasks which you need help with. These can include:
Meal preparation
Light housework
Shopping
Home administration
Personal laundry
Companionship
Home Support & Care - as well as the tasks outlined above, our 'cousins' will help with a limited amount of personal care:
Help with washing and dressing
Help into the bath or shower
Continence care
Help to prepare for bed
Assistance with medication
Home Support & Advanced Care - for those Clients who require a greater degree of personal care in order to remain in their own homes. This can be due to terminal illness, stroke and more advanced Parkinson's or Alzheimer's Disease.
Street address
Third Floor
West Point
Springfield Road
City/Town
Horsham
County
West Sussex
Postcode
RH12 2PD
Main Phone No
0845 601 4003
Fax
01403 217827
Is this a national or local organisation?
National
Is there a local support network?
Not applicable
Does the organisation provide free publications or leaflets?
No
Does the organisation publish a newsletter?
No
Does the organisation fund research?
No