Definition: A Personal Assistant is a person employed to help someone with their daily social care in a way that is right for them. Using their Personal Budgets, a person can employ a Personal Assistant to provide support like: cooking, cleaning, help with personal care like washing and using the toilet, driving or help with getting around, medical tasks, shopping, banking or paying bills.
Category: Adult Social Care
Credit: Department of Health
Source: Glossary of Adult Social Care Terms
Service descriptions mentioning the term
The Trust will help you to manage your direct payment/personal budget
and to use this money to organise personal support. They will help you find, employ and manage your personal assistant
The Rowan Organisation provides a wide range of support services created to help you manage your Direct Payments
. This can include: supporting you to decide whether to employ a Personal Assistant
(PA) or to use other services; support with setting up the scheme; support with paperwork required by the scheme; support with finding and recruiting staff; providing you with information and advice
on the legal requirements of being an employer.