Leeds City Council’s New Service


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Leeds City Council’s new service – Presto, is providing a range of support services at home with the aim of supporting people to living well and safely at home. The services include companionship, housekeeping, home maintenance and transport from the council’s own passenger transport service, but does  not include registered personal care such as bathing or dressing.

Their role includes assisting to prepare meals, carry out small domestic jobs, assist with the shopping, accompany the customer on visits or appointments and just spend quality time in the comfort of the customer’s own home.

Keeping up with the demands of a home can be a challenge. This is where Presto can help maintain that independence and the ability to remain living in the community. Often living independently and well at home can depends on those little but important things: shopping and eating well, maintaining a safe home and having great transport solutions so an older person can get out and about. The support the new service can provide may include cleaning paths, unblocking drains, changing light bulbs, transport and support to get out and about or help with keeping on top of household chores.

Presto’s services can be for as many or as few days as required. Hopefully Presto’s services will provide a peace of mind for carers in knowing there is a trusted, professional service to support their loved one if they can always be there in person. Although Presto is a service offered by Leeds City Council, it will not be funded by the council; there will be a charge to customers for the service they receive.

Further details for Presto can be found on http://www.leeds.gov.uk/civicEnterprise/Pages/Presto.aspx

or contact the office on 0113 378 3750 or via email presto@leed.gov.uk