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Any advice on where to look for carers/PA ie companies, online registers

Shazia
Shazia Member Posts: 5 Listener
edited May 2019 in Work and employment
I live in Manchester with my family. 

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  • Shazia
    Shazia Member Posts: 5 Listener
    I have Muscular Dystrophy and spend a lot of time at home. I've never chatted online before but thought it be a nice way to meet people with simular understanding
  • Ami2301
    Ami2301 Community Co-Production Group Posts: 7,946 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Shazia welcome to the community! Let us know if you have any questions :)
    Disability Gamechanger - 2019
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 2,946

    Scope community team

    Hey @Shazia
    Great to meet you and thanks for joining the community!
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  • Antonia_Alumni
    Antonia_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 1,781 Pioneering
    Welcome to the community @Shazia , please have a read through our guidelines about our community and please feel free to join our recent discussions

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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Shazia, great to have you here! I hope you find people you can relate to :)
    Scope

  • Shazia
    Shazia Member Posts: 5 Listener
    Hi All
    This is my first time. I live in Manchester and I have a NHS Personal Health Budget that covers my care cost. I used to be with a care agency but hated it for years. I then had the opportunity to employ my own PA's which was grate as most of my carers from the agency came with me, until now when a few of them want to leave which is going to leave me seriously understaffed. I asked the budget people for help on recruitment but all they said was advertise which i tried but couldn't get anyone with experience. So i'm really stuck i don't know where to look for experienced carers. i don't want to go back to an agency.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              I was hoping if any one has been through this and is able to help. Any advice on where to look for carers/PA ie companies, online registers etc. Or if you know anyone looking for a PA/carers job I will be grateful.
  • Richard_Scope
    Richard_Scope Posts: 2,946

    Scope community team

    Hi @Shazia
    I few of my friends have used Skills for Care
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  • Chloe_Scope
    Chloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,565 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @shazier, I hire my own PA's so can relate to the stress of people leaving and recruiting people. Have you tried advertising on job websites? 
    Scope

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