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Hi, my name is Aushi! 👋 I am new here! Where should I advertise for a PA/support worker?

AushiAushi Member Posts: 3 Listener
edited February 23 in Disabled people
Hi,
Hope you are all well and coping with lockdown.

i am a visually impaired mum, I am currently looking for a PA/support worker to help me and my 14 year old son.

any tips or advice on where to advertise would be really helpful.

happy to be here 💐  

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  • Tori_ScopeTori_Scope Posts: 4,010

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    Welcome to the community @Aushi :) It's great to have you here!

    Just to let you know, I've moved your post into our disabled people category, and renamed it slightly, so that other members will be able to find it more easily. 
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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,127 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi and welcome on board 

    I an also visually impaired with a 14 year old son 

    You might want to try social services who have list of approved carers they also should have a sensory team who could maybe help as well 

    They can do an assessment to see what care you need 

    You can also refer yourself for a care needs assessment on the Gov website 

  • AushiAushi Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi Tori, thanks for moving the post and for the tweak 🙏
    FW stumbles before getting used to the place!
  • AushiAushi Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hey @janer1967

    What a co-incident! How are you coping with home learning?

    I’ve tried all the routes you have kindly suggested - my borough does not hold a carer register I am afraid.
    I do receive a limited personal budget which makes attracting the right talent very difficult - any tips?
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,127 Disability Gamechanger
    Home schooling difficult when you cant see much to help but he does zoom classes so not too bad just have to help with few bits 

    I dont have any care I am in a wheelchair as i am also an amputer so not sure tbh I have seen adverts on Facebook before but dont know how safe that would be 

    What about students that are doing care courses 

    Hopefully other members may have some suggestions 
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