A Personal Assistant (PA) is someone who supports an individual to live more independently, usually in their own home. They can help with all sorts of daily tasks, including domestic tasks, personal care, shopping, sorting out paperwork and they can also support you to get out and about. Employing a PA yourself means you are the employer and in control of who supports you and how you wish to be supported.
If you are paying for your own care, you are able to choose this option to meet your care needs. If you are eligible to receive a personal budget in the form of a Direct Payment, you may consider having a PA which you can discuss with your support worker.
If you are interested in having a Personal Assistant to meet your care needs.
If you currently have a Personal Assistant or are considering having a Personal Assistant, Skills for Care offer an Individual Employer Fund.
The fund can be used for training to develop you as an employer and to develop the skills of your PA. The fund can cover the direct costs of training and qualifications, travel and the cost of hiring replacement support whilst your usual PA is attending training.
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