We promote Independent Living, and support over 200 older and disabled people in the Royal Borough of Kingston who have been offered a personal budget by Adult Social Care in order to arrange their own personal care assistance. We hold a list of people who are interested to be considered for this kind of work.
When a member of Kingston's Self-Directed Support Scheme wishes to recruit a personal assistant, we run a search of our database, and print off a list of names and telephone numbers who may be interested in this type of work. The service user would then contact the potential personal assistant directly.
If you are a interested in joining this database as a potential personal care assistant, please contact Maria Keskes at firstname.lastname@example.org more information on what you need to do in order to join.
BEING A PERSONAL ASSISTANT – BECKY’S STORY
Since becoming a Personal Assistant (PA), I have found that there is a whole world of people that society is unaware of. People who just want someone to be there with them.
It doesn’t matter whether you have complex or simple needs, finding the right person makes all the difference.
Becky with Julian
I enjoy everything I do from personal care to outings ending in a cup of tea and cake.
Helping to solve every day problems and providing support goes a long way and leaves a warm glow when you receive heartfelt thanks.