Spectrum Social Care provides Brokerage service to older people, people with learning disabilities, people with physical impairments and/or sensory impairments, people on the autistic spectrum, people with mental health issues and young people in transition.
Established in 2000, Spectrum have been providing personalised, quality services to a diverse client base for over a decade. They provide a wide range of services including; Outreach support, Respite & Short Breaks and Supported Living services (see separate entries), as well as Money Management Payroll and PAs R Us through Spectrum Social Care, a PA recruiting service; they endeavour to tailor all their services to meet each individuals needs.
As a recognised Money Management provider Spectrum offer third party Managed Accounts for individuals who require that little extra support in managing their Personal Budget or Direct Payment. They will receive all monies from the care package both through direct payments as well as the Client’s contribution which are deposited into a designated Client Care Account. Spectrum will then organise all payments which have been agreed within their support plan and keep a record of these monies in order to ensure the client is not overspending on their predetermined budget. In addition they complete financial monitoring as requested by the funding stream and can provide their client with quarterly statements if requested.
Client Testimony – “Switching to Spectrum was the best decision we ever made, it has been so easy and the staff are so friendly”
All managed accounts are charged as an annual fee at the beginning of the year and incur a £30 set up fee when first established. Account pricing structures are as follows:
• Now Plan Account, £200 per annum, this covers the period of the now plan up to a full year.
• Basic, £300 per annum- This is for individuals who require support which includes up to 55 payments per year, this account has proven to be the most popular amongst the existing client base.
• Premium, £500 per annum – This is for individuals who require support to include regular payments throughout the year including up to 150 payments per annum.
The service also offer packages which group together the managed account and payroll service. Please contact for further details.
To complement their managed account service Spectrum also provide a payroll service for clients who have a personal assistant (PA) or independent carer. Spectrum will pay the individual on your behalf making the necessary deductions of tax and national insurance, make BACS payments to employees, provide pay slips to employees, calculate accumulated holiday pay, complete year end payroll process and resolve employee pay queries.
The team will ensure that your transition into becoming an employer is simple and hassle free and can even assist you in setting up the required insurance to employ your PA. They can also assist you in the recruitment of staff and supply your staff with any relevant training.
Costs are per employee -
• Set up Fee to cover admin charges £30.00
• Monthly payroll & payment including year-end (cost per annum) £81.84
• Weekly payroll & payment including year-end (cost per annum) £255.25
Qualifications & Quality Standards:
Spectrum Social Care are inspected by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to ensure a quality service is provided. The service is also a Recognised Provider and are on Sheffield City Council’s Framework agreement for providers of care and support.
All staff have an Enhanced Vetting & Barring Scheme checked (CRB), are fully trained, over 21 years of age and have referenced experience in health and social care as well as undertaking on-going training.
Spectrum Social Care hold full insurance and are a company limited by guarantee no 4083582.
Company limited by guarantee no 4083582.