Many people who need help with daily tasks employ a personal assistant.
Personal assistants usually support individuals in their own home or out in the community supporting them with daily tasks such as appointments, or social activities.
Part of supporting a person to live independently could include:
- help with mobility and personal care
- helping individuals lead a healthy lifestyle
- attending vocational training, volunteering or work experience
- supporting them with social and physical activities and hobbies
- working with them to manage correspondence and bills
- completing or encouraging them to complete daily tasks like cooking, cleaning and shopping
- helping individuals attend work, college or university.
Find out more about the job of Personal Assistant on the Skills for Care website.
More information and advice
Surrey Independent Living Charity (SILC) can offer independent advice on employing personal assistants.