Our Origins –
Egalité was founded in 2007. At this stage we supported a small group of adults with disabilties in their own shared home, but as part of our family (Adult Placement/Shared Lives). We continue to support these same 4 individuals but today, in response to demand, we have grown to offer this same level of family based, person centred support to many more people.
In 2009 we became Egalité Care Ltd (known as Egalité) and registered as a Domiciliary Care agency. As a registered Learning Disability Nurse, I had a clear vision of the sort of service I felt was needed. With my family and others we set about creating our excellent person-centred and outcome-based service. I was joined at this stage by my sisters Alison and Helen. Together with a group of dedicated staff and other family members we set about creating the sort of care we would want for our own family.
Over 10 years later, Egalite provides support to over 60 people each week and employ over 100 local people. We have created an Outstanding Domiciliary Care service for adults of all ages. In addition we provide Supported Living services for younger adults with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and autism. Some of our clients may also have mental health needs.
This year we have ambitions to expand our day activities further. We have always provided support to individuals to access a wide range of educational, work related and social activities in their local community. With the opening of our new offices in Findon Valley we will be developing a resource centre for more small scale individual activities.
From music sessions to coffee mornings, film nights to parties, our resource centre will be a great place to have fun and meet new people.
Our Homecare will be expanding to support more local people including not only local young adults but also our older neighbours. We will be bringing all our experience and expertise, whilst maintaining the quality of our care by retaining our minimum hourly call as we do not believe in rushing anyone. We recognise that taking enough time is just as important as the practical care and support given.