Personal assistants are individuals who work with one or more individuals to support them with various aspects of their daily life.
Personal assistants can help you attend day time activities and appointments, help you administrative and household tasks and help you build and retain life skills and confidence in and around your home.
Personal assistants are employed by the person receiving the support, and the support is paid through a Direct Payments.
Direct payments (DP) are a way for you to have control over your care and support.
A DP is a cash payment made to you to pay for the support required to meet the needs and outcomes agreed in your support plan.
The amount of money available for a direct payment is determined by the completion of a personal budget and a financial assessment and need assessment will decide how much it should cost to get the right care and support to meet a person's needs.