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Looking for a PA

Jackie1234Jackie1234 Member Posts: 1 Listener
Hi Andrew here, I'm looking for PA in my own home where I live in Woodhouse mill area of Sheffield I'm needing the following, Monday,8-10.30, Tuesday 8-9 , Wednesday 8-10.30, and Friday 8-10.30 for showers and assistance dressing, light cleaning etc.

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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Jackie1234    Pleased to meet you.

    Thank you for joining and sharing.

    I am one of the team of community champions.

    Please if I can suggest the following organisations to help you.

    https://www.carenearme.co.uk.

    https://www.salvationarmy.org.uk.

    https://www.redcross.org.uk.

    https://turn2us.org.uk.

    Please can I ask have you spoken to the local council or any one from Social Services to help you. Have a look on their website.

    You can apply for help and support.

    Please can add if you have a condition, disability illness often a relevant organisation connected. Please if you wish to contact the forum, tag my name.

    I will search for you on line, just an idea.  Your area .

    Please I hope that helps you please ask if we can be supportive further.

    Please take care.

    @thespiceman




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  • pollyanna1052pollyanna1052 Member Posts: 1,998 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi, I have carers and have Direct Payments to pay for the majority of the cost. I pay £39.22 a week towards them.

    I am about to lose one of them and am replacing her with an agency. I also have a long term carer, who I love and am so lucky to have such a caring person.

    I live with my hubby who does the bulk of my care, but that will change soon, as he is struggling. He is 71 now and has RA.

    All this has been arranged by Social Services. You need to ask them to do an assessment. You will also have to have a financial assessment if you need your care to be funded by the council.

    You can of course, arrange this privately and pay for it yourself.

  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Jackie1234 and a very warm welcome to the community!

    Here is an article about the tips of hiring a personal assistant.

    If there is anything else we can do then please do let us know. :)
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