Chilmington At Home

Welcome to our Chilmington at Home Service

Chilmington at Home aims to provide a high quality personal care and support service for adults with learning and physical disabilities in their own home.  

We do this through the following services:

Supported Living Care & Support

Chilmington at Home's Supported Living Service in Reading is tailor-made to help people with learning and physical disabilities to live a more independent life, with access to appropriate care, advice and support.  The aim being to help people develop and build skills and confidence so that they reach their full potential and experience as much control over their lives as possible. 

We can offer packages ranging from 24 hour care to simply a few hours per week to help access an activity.

We work closely with the individual, their circle of support and other agencies and professionals to develop the appropriate care package and provide quality support. This means that we can assist with everything from personal, intimate care, to help with the running of a service user's own home and providing friendship and support to pursue hobbies, cultural activities and the lifestyle that is desired.

Our person centred staff are experienced in providing care and support to people with epilepsy; sensory impairment; communication difficulties; cerebral palsy; and those who are fed via peg. Our team is committed to assisting service users to access the lifestyle of their choice, to promoting autonomy and helping and supporting service users with making choices. 

By inducting, training and assessing our staff within our residential home environment, we are confident of the skills and quality of our team before they work with people in their own homes. This enables us to continue to provide the high quality service that we are used to providing.

Respite Care

We can provide Respite Care to enable full time carers to take a well-earned break. Taking regular breaks is an important step towards preventing crises from occurring and maintaining the health and well-being of carers in the longer term.  

Chilmington at Home can provide experienced and trained staff to help multiply disabled people for either a few hours or during carer holidays or hospital treatment. Care can be provided in the person's own home. We also sometimes have availability for residential respite at Chilmington House if this is your preferred option.

Remember, our staff are inducted, trained and coached by a highly skilled team of care managers in a residential setting before they are deployed to work with you in your own home.  

Respite care can be funded through a personal budget (from Social Services or the Health Authority) or privately.  

Re-ablement

Because the team at our Chilmington at Home Service in Reading is highly skilled, we can provide re-ablement services to help you regain some of your independence and help you get back up to speed following hospitalisation or illness.

What Chilmington at Home does

  • Assist with washing & dressing eg bathing, showers, washes, teeth & hair care
  • Meal preparation & assistance to eat  
  • Prompting & giving of medication
  •   Continence Management eg changing pads & assistance with accessing the toilet   
  • Enhanced / specialist support eg administration of emergency epilepsy medication; peg feeding; using nebulizers; application of penile sheaths; care of existing urinary catheters  
  • Manual handling transfers / use of handling techniques & equipment eg getting in & out of bed / bath etc


  • Referral & support to access other professional input eg District Nursing; Speech & Language  
  • Shopping either with you or on your behalf  
  • Light domestic tasks eg making beds / cleaning inside the home / laundry     
  • Helping you to manage your money and bills as well as accessing advice about benefits, rights and housing issues    
  • Experienced support to help you make the most of your life; eg social activities / hobbies & interests like gardening / swimming / clubs / cinema / healthcare appointments / hairdressers     
  • Help to access transport services

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How to make a referral to our Chilmington at Home service

If you already have an Individual Budget or Self-Directed Support budget allocated to you by the Local Authority or Health Authority which you wish to spend on care & support in your own home, then in the first instance contact our Service Manager Martine Dell on 0118 9585329. When you contact her it will help if you or someone who knows you well can tell her a little bit about you & the kind of service you are looking for. She can then arrange to come & see you in your own home to discuss this in greater detail without any obligation. 

If you like what you hear about us & wish to go ahead, then she will carry out a detailed assessment of your needs & wishes as well as your home environment as this is where our staff will be working with you. You may like to involve your family members, professionals or other people that are important to you in the decision process. If you would like to be involved in choosing the staff that work with you, Martine can arrange for you to meet some suitably experienced or qualified staff for you to choose from.

If the hours of support you need are substantial we can also arrange to recruit staff specifically for you, if we do this then you can interview or meet candidates during the recruitment process. We would then train, supervise & support them in their work.

If you do not yet have a budget allocated to you for your care & support & you would like or need one, then contact your local social services department who will arrange for you to have an assessment of need to establish your eligibility. Remember that family carers are also entitled to an assessment of their needs too. 

If you find that you are not eligible for local authority or health funding it is possible for you to fund some care at home using your own money or benefits such as Attendance allowance or DLA / Personal Independence Payment (PIP).

How much would your care and support cost:

Chilmington at Home can offer a range of services to meet your needs. Rather than try and 'pigeon hole' a service user into a pricing structure, we prefer to visit you to discuss your needs and tailor a service and fee level around you.

CQC Overall rating - Good

Chilmington at Home was last inspected by the Care Quality Commission on 7th January 2016 and was awarded a rating of "Good"

Click on this link to the CQC's website for more information.  The inspection report can be viewed on their site or can be downloaded below.

Download the CQC report for the Chilmington at Home Service here: