Can I employ members of my close family as personal assistants?
You may be able to employ a member of your close family as a personal assistant if:
You are unable to find a care agency or employ a personal assistant who can give the services you need.
You have special communication needs.
Your cultural or religious needs can only be met by a family member.
You and your social worker or care worker agree this is the right thing to do.
Your local authority must agree if you want to employ a family member as your personal assistant.
Before talking to your social worker or care worker about employing a family member you should think about these things:
- how will this change your relationship with them?
- how you will feel about being their boss?
- what you will do if they don't do the job you are employing them to do?
- how you will feel if you have to end their employment?
Email: Allie Cherry
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