Personal Assistant Employers Handbook Easy Read

What you need to know about employing personal assistants


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

You are unable to find a care agency or employ a personal assistant who can give the services you need.

special communication needs

You have special communication needs.

cultural or religious needs

Your cultural or religious needs can only be met by a family member.

you and social worker agree

You and your social worker or care worker agree this is the right thing to do.

local authority

Your local authority must agree if you want to employ a family member as your personal assistant.

before talking to care worker

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?

how will this change your relationship

Contact

Email: Allie Cherry

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