A TV production company called Ricochet is working with BBC Three on a new two part series which aims to match young disabled people with personal assistants of a similar age and with similar interests.

They are hoping to speak to people who are on the lookout for a new personal assistants and might be interested in taking part, they have approached HomeCareDirect to see if any of the people we are working with were interested in taking part. Of course we have jumped at the chance as this fits in perfectly with the HomeCareDirect ethos of matching the right personal assistant with the person they are working with. HomeCareDirect believe that when choosing a personal assistant it’s not only important to find someone with the right skills, but also someone with the right personality and outlook. By directing your own support with us, your whole staff team will be made up of people you have chosen. You will always know who is coming into your home and when, whilst having the flexibility to fit your personal assistants around your mobile casino existing lifestyle.

As you can see from the picture one of the people we work with, Jazz and his personal assistants share a love of dressing up and the Avengers!

Ricochet are looking for people to get involved and have released the following statement to help get people involved:

A new TV series is setting out to challenge perceptions of disability and care.

Are you young, disabled and stuck in a rut? Would finding the right carer broaden your horizons?

Do you wish there were more young people like you to do the job?

We’re making a new TV programme that aims to match young disabled people with carers of a similar age, who can both face exciting new life challenges together.

If you’re aged 18-30, disabled and need regular care support we would love to hear from you.

To apply please contact us on personalservices@ricochet.co.uk or phone 01273 224 802.

Ricochet television (part of the Shed Media group) make a broad range of programmes, including Mr Drew’s School for Boys, Andrew Marr’s Megacities, and Born to be Different an ongoing series which has been following six children with disabilities for the last decade. A full portfolio of their output is available on their website www.ricochet.co.uk.

This could be a really exciting opportunity for any of the young people we support to get involved in a TV show on BBC Three that is looking to challenge the perceptions of disability and care.

Please get in touch with us if you or anyone you know would like to get involved with this exciting project and we”ll keep you up-to-date on our news page here.