By Lindsey Walton-Hardy, Head of Services
Lots of our members and customers employ a personal assistant, to support them to live independently. But do you know what a personal assistant does?
What is a personal assistant?
Personal assistants (or PAs) support a person in their own homes as well as out in the community, helping them to live as independently as possible. The role may also include:
- Supporting a person with social activities.
- Helping with personal care.
- Doing practical tasks around the home
- Arranging and going with a person appointments
What makes a good Personal Assistant?
Personal Assistants come from all kinds of backgrounds, and you only need to bring your personality to the role, there is training for everything else.
Becoming a Personal Assistant could be a great choice for you if you are:
- Have good communications skills
You will get all the training you need to support the person, as well as a good hourly pay rate, access to carer discount scheme and statutory holiday allowance.
If you need any help, please contact us by email at [email protected]