From the historic shops on High Street to the beautiful greenery of Primrose Hill, The Good Care Group has been providing quality hourly care and live-in care services across St John’s Wood and beyond for over 10 years. We are the only dedicated live-in home care service provider in England to achieve an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).
If you have ever felt as if you could use an extra hand at home to continue living independently, our dedicated home care service is here to provide you with the support you need to continue living life on your terms.
Whether you need help for a few hours a week or require 24-hour care to help manage a complex condition, we’ll work with you to create a bespoke care plan that reflects not just your unique care needs, but your choices and preferences as well.
Our focus is on helping you live life as fully and independently as possible in the place you love most: your own home.
Arranging home care in St John’s Wood
Our friendly and experienced team are here to help you and your loved ones make sense of the options available to you. Call us today we will help you every step of the way.
When you’re looking for the right type of home care for yourself or a loved one, we know how difficult it can be to try and decipher between the different options available. The Good Care Group is proud to offer both live-in care and hourly care to our clients in the St John’s Wood area. Find out more about these two types of home care below.
Hourly care in St John’s Wood
Hourly care is when a carer visits you in your own home to provide support with day-to-day tasks for as little or as often as is needed. Our hourly care services can provide everything from discreet and sensitive assistance with bathing or dressing to helping with household duties such as cleaning, laundry and cooking.
Our care plans are completely flexible and tailored to your own wishes and preferences. Hourly care is provided in 60-minute sessions, so you can choose how little or often you would like support throughout the week. Our professional carers in St John’s Wood are not there to ‘take over’. The support they provide is always led by you and focused on helping you lead the life you choose.
Since we hire our carers locally, they’ll be part of the St John’s Wood community, too. Your carer will be happy to help you get out there and take part in the community you love, whether it’s visiting your favourite local shops or going for a stroll together in Regent’s Park.
If you find that your care needs are increasing as time goes on, our care plans are flexible enough that they can be adapted to meet your changing requirements with little to no disruption to your life.
Live-in care in St John’s Wood
For those that require round-the-clock care or extra support in managing a complex condition, live-in care in St John’s Wood is the more suitable option. Live-in care is when a professional carer moves directly into your home to provide you with the one-to-one care you need to live life as you choose.
There are many benefits to receiving live-in care in the comfort of your own home. You’ll be receiving care from a well-matched carer that understands you and your individual needs. While many people believe a live-in carer can only help with practical day-to-day tasks, they can do so much more. From accompanying you on trips into the St John’s Wood community and beyond to looking after your pets or providing friendship and companionship, a live-in carer is there to provide all the support you need to enhance your quality of life and improve your well-being.
If you are living with a complex condition such as dementia, Parkinson’s or multiple sclerosis, we can deliver specialist, nurse-led care which is overseen by our experienced clinicians. Our professional carers are fully-trained to perform a number of clinical tasks from PEG feeding to insulin administration so that you can receive the specialist care you need without ever leaving the comfort of home.
Why choose home care from The Good Care Group?
We believe that there is nowhere better to be than in your own home, which is why we are dedicated to providing the very best home care across England and Scotland. As the only live-in care provider to be awarded with an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC, we are incredibly proud to be keeping as many people as possible living in their own home with our exceptional care.
We’re not a care agency, so we employ and train all of our carers to the standards set by the CQC.
With an ‘Outstanding’ rating by the CQC in all five areas, you can have complete trust and faith in our service.
Local to you
Our St John’s Wood carers are employed from the local area, so you’ll have someone caring for you that has knowledge of your community.
We diligently monitor the outcomes of all of our clients, which significantly helps us to reduce falls, UTIs and hospital admissions.
More prestigious industry awards than any other home care provider for our service, training and culture.
Our in-house experts are led by a Consultant Admiral Nurse and an Occuptational Therapist, who specialise in dementia and mobility.
Hourly Care Manager,
I’m Jessica, Hourly Care Manager for The Good Care Group. I first joined the company in 2019 as a Live-in Care Manager, which I did for two years before leaving to start up an hourly care service for a franchise provider in North London. I rejoined The Good Care Group in 2022 as the Hourly Care Manager.
As Hourly Care Manager, my role involves working alongside our client services team, assessing new clients, creating robust care plans and risk assessments of their needs and working alongside the scheduling team to find a suitable match of carer for each client to ensure that their care is set up to achieve the best outcomes. I may also need to work alongside our Occupational Therapist or Consultant Admiral Nurse when setting up more complex care placements. My role varies day to day, and a lot of what I do involves supporting my team of carers and my clients with whatever the day brings.
My career in health and social care started in 2010. Since then, I have worked in various roles including as a carer, care scheduler, care supervisor, care manager and registered care manager.
As part of my role, I need to complete regular calls to check in and stay up to date with my care team and clients. Every three months, my care team is called for supervision and clients have visits and monitoring calls to ensure that they are happy with the care being provided to them. Clients also have six-monthly or monthly reviews of their care. If there are incidents or accidents, I provide support to them to ensure the safety of everyone involved, ensuring to review risk assessments and care plans to prevent future occurrences. I also work with the training team and support carers with their career development. My role is to ensure that the care team feels supported and clients are happy with the care and support that they are receiving.
I hold a Level 5 in Health and Social Care and have supported individuals with a wide range of needs including dementia, palliative care, Parkinson’s, cancer, motor neurone disease, multiple sclerosis, learning disabilities, autism, mental health and neurological conditions.
Alongside my Level 5 Diploma in Health and Social Care Management, I also hold a Level 3 in Education and Training, BILD Assessors qualification and an Open University qualification in Autism Awareness. I am a first aid instructor, moving and handling instructor and medication trainer. I believe that training is a vital part of the care role and continual development ensures the individuals that we support get the quality care they need.
I have witnessed both obstacles and successes within the sector and seen first-hand what difference can be made whether big or small in someone's life. I believe that the journey I have taken from starting as a carer to becoming a manager has allowed me to understand what support needs to be provided not only to the individuals we support, but the amazing carers that are providing it. I understand the importance of ensuring the highest quality of care is delivered, and enjoy leading and encouraging my team to work towards the best possible outcomes. I am an experienced care manager and have managed both hourly and live-in care in a home care setting. I have been able to see the benefits of people receiving care in their own home and remaining at home.
I am very proud of the journey I have been on to get to where I am currently in my career. I feel proud of my development and that I have been able to witness everything I have along the way from a carer to a manager.
Unlike introduction agencies, we are fully-managed care provider which means we directly employ and manage our carers, matching them closely to a client’s needs and interests. By choosing a fully regulated service provider like The Good Care Group, you can avoid the hassles of becoming your own employer and having to find and vet your own carer.
We have a stringent and rigorous carer recruitment process that ensures we only hire the industry’s best. Each of our carers is provided with industry-leading training and supervised by an experienced care manager. Thanks to our small, closely-knit team in St John’s Wood, we are able to provide higher levels of monitoring and support than any care home or introduction agency can offer.
Private care in St John’s Wood
When faced with the realisation that they need extra support with day-to-day living, many people fear this means they will lose some of their independence or autonomy. This is not the case with our private care in St John’s Wood. We take a holistic approach to care that places the individual and their choices and preferences at the centre of each of our care plans.
Whether it’s helping you get out and about the lovely, tree-lined streets of St John’s Wood or simply chatting together over a cup of coffee, our carers are there to help you maintain your freedom and enjoy the lifestyle you are accustomed to.
Dedicated dementia care in St John’s Wood
As one of the UK’s top dementia care providers, we know from experience that there is no place like home to receive the dedicated dementia care you need. Receiving one-to-one care in the comfort and familiarity of your own home has far-reaching benefits for people living with Alzheimer’s disease and other forms of dementia. Most of all, it allows people with dementia to continue living in their much-loved home while avoiding the upset and distress of moving into a care home.
We know each that each form of dementia is different and that’s why we create bespoke dementia care plans that focus on the unique needs, wants and preferences of each individual. We then match them with a compassionate and fully-trained carer that has specialised training in supporting people with dementia.
Our carers are knowledgeable in a range of best practice techniques proven to provide reassurance, reduce anxiety and calm behaviours that may challenge. This reduces the need to use antipsychotic drugs that are prevalent in some care home settings.
Whether you just need someone to pop in and check on your loved one or provide them with continuous 24-hour care, our fully-managed and flexible dementia care service gives families the peace of mind they need in knowing that someone is always on hand to look after their loved one.
Domiciliary care in St John’s Wood
Domiciliary care, hourly care and visiting care are all terms used to describe a carer visiting you at your home to provide you with the extra support you need to live independently at home. Our professional domiciliary carers in St John’s Wood can help you with a number of tasks around your home, from cooking nutritious and delicious meals to light domestic chores and caring for your much-loved pets or any other activity that helps you maintain your quality of life. They are also there to provide companionship and emotional support, if and when you should ever need it.
Respite care to cover breaks and emergencies
Caring for a family member at home while rewarding can also be challenging and difficult at times. Respite care is a short-term and flexible arrangement that allows an individual to receive the dedicated care they need in their own home. This allows family carers to receive some much-needed time to refresh and recharge without having to worry about the safety and well-being of their loved ones.
Respite care is useful in many other circumstances as well. It can be used as short-term support after a hospital stay or as emergency support due to a carer’s illness or absence. If you are considering live-in care for yourself or a loved one in St John’s Wood, short-term respite care will allow you to try a live-in care arrangement before committing.
Professional carers in St John’s Wood
Our professional and fully-trained carers are the heart of our organisation. We are proud to employ and train carers to the very highest standards. Our recruitment process is so rigorous, that less than 2% pass the process. This ensures each of our carers is capable of providing the award-winning care we are known for.
We provide each carer with our industry-leading induction programme. But the learning doesn’t stop once our unrivalled training programme is complete! We provide ongoing training and professional development that ensures each of our carers is knowledgeable in the latest best care technique and practices so that they can continue to deliver outstanding care.
How to arrange care in St John’s Wood
We know how challenging it can be when it comes to making care decisions for yourself or a loved one. We are here every step of the way to provide impartial support and guidance. Our friendly client services team will be happy to take your call and discuss the different options available to you.
If you have questions or would like to arrange for home care in St John’s Wood:
Call us today to have a chat with one of our dedicated client service team members.
Arrange to have a free and no-obligation care needs assessment with one of our care managers in St John’s Wood.
Meet your new carer and start your new journey with our award-winning care services.