Barony supports people to live in their own homes. Barony provides a wide range of support; from home support for a few hours every week to 24-hour support 7 days a week in more intensively supported accommodation including group living accommodation with 24-hour staffing.
You do not have to be a tenant of Barony to receive our support services. You may be a tenant of another landlord, own your home, or be living with family or friends. We can offer support to anyone from the age of 16 upwards.
Services Offered: 24 Hour Care • Adult Care (18+) • Personal Care (on a contracted hours basis)
Living At Home:
We offer practical help with things like:
- Keeping appointments
- Managing a budget
- Preparing a meal
- Going to the cinema
- Meeting friends
- Emotional support
- Personal care like help with dressing and bathing, taking medication, following a treatment plan
Care Offered: Alcohol Dependence (Past or present) • Drug Dependence (past or present) • Medication Assistance • Mental Health Condition.
Some people need a higher level of support to live independently. Some prefer to live in a home they share with others. Some people need this kind of living environment only for a period of time before they become confident enough to move on. For some people the level of support they require can be provided by visiting Home Support staff. For others 24-hour staffing is needed within the home.
As a Registered Social Landlord Barony provides for all of these situations.
Once you have been referred our staff will discuss your support needs with you and will agree a support plan as the basis of our work together.
Your support plan is subject to review and will change as often as your needs change.
Barony currently provides group living support in West Lothian, Fife, Edinburgh, Falkirk and Stirling.
We have four shared accommodation properties in Edinburgh; Mayfield Road, Madale Crescent, ArdmillanTerrace and Lauriston Place.
Who Pays For Your Support?
If you have been referred to Barony by your social worker then it is likely that your council will pay Barony for your care and support. Some council's have a charging policy which means that the council may ask you to pay for some of your care and support costs if you have your own income or funds.
If you receive a Direct Payment from your council to pay for your care and support, then you could choose Barony as your support provider and you would pay us directly.
Self Directed Support / Direct Payments
Self Directed Support, sometimes known as Direct Payments is when you arrange for some or all of your support instead of receiving services from your local authority social work or housing department. It is for people who would like more flexibility, choice and control over their care so that they can live at home more independently.
Self Directed Support means that you have more control over who you wish to be supported by.
You will require to undergo a social work assessment, but if you already use social work services, you can speak to the person you normally talk to about your support. If you don’t have a care manager or social worker but would like to speak to one, contact your local social work department who will help you understand Self Directed Support.
For further information, please get in touch.