Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find your CQC report?

BelleVie has registered with the CQC in May 2020, and we haven't been inspected yet. You can find our CQC page here. From June 2019 to May 2020, we have been working with Wellbeing Teams, rated outstanding by the CQC (their report can be found here), and we have learnt from them on how to provide outstanding care!

How much does a monthly membership package cost?

Following our free initial conversation with our Trusted Assessor at your home, we will offer you a customised monthly membership with the number of visits and outcomes you'd like to achieve. We use the number of visits and services provided to calculate the right membership price for you, at a competitive rate.

What if my needs and aspirations change?

We will review the number and length of visits you get every month, and we will discuss changing your package if you need more or less support from us.

How long are the visits?

We know what has to be achieved on each visit, but their priority is achieving a good outcome for you rather than watching the clock. Your Care and Support plan will give you a detailed list of the number of visits and outcomes, and estimated minimum and maximum times for different types of visits. Short visits for outcomes such as preparing a light lunch and some personal care are estimated to be around 1 hour; longer visits, for example for social activities and housekeeping are estimated to be between 1 hour and 3 hours. We don't do visits less than 1 hour unless specifically agreed in the care plan.

How many carers will I get?

You will see different Wellbeing Support Workers from the same small, local team. You will have all their names and pictures printed as part of your Welcome pack, and you will be notified in advance of which Wellbeing Support Worker is visiting you on a given day and time. If you have any issue or are not getting along with an individual Wellbeing Support Worker, please contact us to share your concern, and we will do our best to accommodate your preferences.

How do you recruit and train care workers?

We recruit carers for their values, and train them to have the right skills to support you in the way you want to be supported. All teams have initial training meeting the requirements of the Care Certificate, and they each have their own learning and development budget so that they can tailor their learning and training to exactly what you need. Our Wellbeing Support Workers are Dementia Friends, and gain their Level 2 qualification in medication. We follow a safe recruitment process, including DBS checks.

What if I need to cancel visits?

If you do not need our services for an entire week or more, we will not charge you for that, as long as you let us know at least two weeks in advance. We do not reimburse for cancellations of less than one week, except in the case of an unplanned hospital admission. In the case of cancellation for shorter periods than a week, we will do our best to offer you a longer visit at another time, or on another day, if the schedule of our Wellbeing Support Workers allows it.

What if I want to cancel my membership package?

You can cancel your monthly membership at any time (and for any reason) by giving a two weeks (14 days) notice.

How do you communicate with my family?

We know that keeping in touch with family and friends is important, and together with your family we will look at a range of possible ways to help you stay connected. If you want to do this, we have many different options – for example, this could include a private and confidential Facebook group where we post photos and updates with you, and your family can post as well; it could involve sharing learning and communication logs with your family, or texting or emailing photos. Privacy and confidentiality is very important to us, and so is helping you
stay connected - we can do both.