Personal Assistants are care workers who are employed directly by the budget holder or their advocate. This approach provides choice, control and continuity of care to the employer. It removes bureaucracy and enables successful one to one person centered support to be delivered.
The personal assistant’s role is determined by the needs and ability of the person they are supporting. The tasks to be undertaken can range from personal care, cleaning, laundry, shopping, cooking and gardening to managing finances, responding to correspondence, scheduling and accompanying on appointments, befriending, going to the cinema or on day trips or accompanying your cared for person on holiday. You will be delivering personalised one to one support, building a platform to create a good professional relationship with the person you support.