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Personal assistant database

A personal assistant is someone who is employed to support adults who are disabled or chronically ill to live their lives more independently. They may offer personal, domestic, social or administrative support.

We understand that it can be difficult to find the right people to help you and that there is a growing demand for personal assistants. This is why we have developed a database of personal assistants.

Join the database

Are you an extraordinary person, who wants to support other people?

If you are and are available to work for one or more hours per week with people of all ages and backgrounds, then why not join Merton's Personal Assistant Database!

The database holds details of suitable Personal Assistants for Direct Payments customers to recruit from. The role of a Personal Assistant depends upon the specific needs of the person employing them; you may be involved in personal, domestic, social or administrative support.

Formal qualifications are not usually necessary, but a flexible and friendly attitude is a must. The hours vary depending on the person you are working for. You may be subject to a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and an interview before starting your new role. Interviewers will ask for evidence of your right to work in the UK and also references.

Please log on to the link below and enter your details into the database. Once you have registered your details please follow the instructions and complete all of the following sections. It is important that you complete the application form fully giving as much information as possible to ensure the customer has an idea of your experiences and attributes.

http://merton-i.merton.gov.uk/kb5/merton/asch/pa_profile_landing.page

Skills for Care launches new funding round for individual employers

People who employ their own care staff (individual employers), can apply for funding from Skills for Care to cover the full cost of care related training and development for both themselves and their personal assistants. This could include short courses on dementia awareness, Emergency First Aid or holistic massage, or an accredited qualification such as a Diploma in Health & Social Care.

Skills for Care are now accepting applications for funding for 2015-2016. All learning and qualifications must be paid for and started after the 1st April 2015 and before the 31st March 2016.

For further information and to download a copy of the application form please visit: http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Funding/Individual-employer-funding/Individual-employer-funding.aspx

This page was last updated on Wednesday 12 August 2015

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