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Personal assistants

Personal budgets and direct payments and  have given individuals in need of care, the opportunity to choose who they want to work for them, as their personal assistants. This can be anyone from a neighbour, friend or family member; to someone they have chosen through a structured recruitment process. The personalisation of this process means that you will always know who is coming into your home to care for you.

How Can Home Care Direct help?

It is completely up to you who you choose as your personal assistants, however Home Care Direct is more than happy to employ them on your behalf. You will have all of the choice and control over your personal assistants, without the stress and responsibilities of being an employer. If you don’t already have a personal assistant in mind, we will help you to interview and recruit potential candidates, ensuring that you find a perfect match.

We will do all the necessary background checks on your behalf and train your personal assistant to meet your individual needs. They will be provided with a designated support officer who will oversee your care package.

Home Care Direct have worked with hundreds of people and their families up and down the country, to help people choose and organise their personal assistants, enabling them to continue living independently in their homes.

How employing personal assistants could benefit you

Along with getting to choose your own personal assistants, you will also have the choice of when support is provided, enabling you to fit it into a routine that suits you. Your personal assistants will only work for you, ensuring quality and personalised care. They will benefit from being part of a strong supportive team and will also receive a higher than average rate of pay. This along with the strong lasting relationships built between you and your personal assistants ensure a reduction in personal assistant turnover rates.

The personalisation of this process means that you will always know who is coming into your home to care for you.


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