What is it?
Personal care assistants are employed directly by an individual to help them with various aspects of their daily life, so they can live as independently as possible. Personal care assistants usually support individuals in their own homes as well as out in the community.
- Organising and supporting individuals with their social and physical activities
- Booking and accompanying individuals to appointments
- Helping individuals get to work, college or university
- Helping with personal care such as showering and dressing (although not all PA roles involve personal care)
- Supporting with tasks around the house such as shopping, cleaning and cooking
- Monitoring their health, for example measuring body temperatures or administering medication.
Induction (Care Certificate), Moving and Handling, Basic First Aid, Health and Safety, Food Hygiene
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