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Count Me In – One-to-One Support

What is Count Me In?

Count Me In is a service that offers individual support to people that need help with their independent living.

We currently provide support to over 80 customers, employing about 85 staff members. We match each customer with a Support Worker who has the skills, interests, and personality to make for a good relationship.

Over 90% of our current customers are referred to us directly by Care Managers, who are Social Workers from Leeds City Council, although families and carers, or self-referrals are the other routes for being part of Count Me In support.

What we do

The support we offer is based on the customer’s Care Plan that is written and reviewed with the customer on a regular basis.

Support can be for any number of hours and can take place in the customer’s home, going to appointments, attending college or social and leisure activities. Customers could also attend groups to pick up life skills such as cooking, traveling on public transport, learning to manage money or just chilling for coffee. There is no limitation to how we can support.

How we support

We can offer help to go through the council’s application process or we can start the support if the support package is already in place. This could be a direct payment, personal budget or customers could be self-funded. For more information about Leeds City Council’s funding schemes please visit their website by clicking this button: Click here

We will help with every step of the process. We will provide a perfectly matched support worker and make sure that there is always support cover when required even when the regular support worker is away.

What next:

If you would like to talk through your current support needs (no matter what stage you are at) contact us to have a free informal conversation to establish if Count Me In support can be of assistance.

Call: 0113 244 3729
Email: Charlie Meikle, Count Me In Manager – charlie.meikle@peopleinaction.org.uk