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PA'S not turning up for their shifts

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ruth1
ruth1 Community member Posts: 43 Connected
Hi 
I have been trouble with my Personal Asistants with them not turning up for their shifts. 

I do not what to do. 

Any advice 

Thank You

Ruthanne 
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  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    Are they employed by a care company? If so then you'll need to contact them and hopefully they will be able to arrange someone else to come out.
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • ruth1
    ruth1 Community member Posts: 43 Connected
    edited August 2022
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    I employ my personal assistants through direct payments not through a care agency.
  • poppy123456
    poppy123456 Community member Posts: 57,110 Disability Gamechanger
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    This is one of the dowfalls of employing PA's this way and you risk not having that support when they don't turn up. I know this doesn't help you in anyway. Have you spoken to the PA to ask them why?
    Have you thought about looking for someone else as a replacement?
    I would appreciate it if members wouldn't tag me please. I have all notifcations turned off and wouldn't want a member thinking i'm being rude by not replying.
    If i see a question that i know the answer to i will try my best to help.
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm really sorry to hear this @ruth1 it's incredibly distressing to be let down when help for our personal care is so vital.

    How long has this been happening for? 

    Can you tell me if you have any family or friends you could rely on in the short term, as frustrating as that is?
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  • ruth1
    ruth1 Community member Posts: 43 Connected
    edited August 2022
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    No as my family member works full time and long hours.
  • ruth1
    ruth1 Community member Posts: 43 Connected
    edited August 2022
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    Personal Assistants are thinking that my family can and is going care for me.
    But my family as they work full time and long hours.
  • ruth1
    ruth1 Community member Posts: 43 Connected
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    I will have to recruit new personal assistants because I be handling  with Personal assistants not turning up. 
  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    I'm sorry you've been put into the position of having to recruit a new PA @ruth1 and can completely understand, that with family working, of course they can't support you, nor should they have to. 

    Have you gone through the recruitment process many times before?
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  • ruth1
    ruth1 Community member Posts: 43 Connected
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    No I haven’t had this problem before so I have recruit Personal assistants as I previously used a care agency.
  • ruth1
    ruth1 Community member Posts: 43 Connected
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    Thank you all I found some Personal assistants: Carers.
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    That's good to hear @ruth1 :) Have they been more reliable?

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  • Siwheels73
    Siwheels73 Scope Member Posts: 748 Pioneering
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    Hi @ruth1, I totally get where you are coming from on this. My wife and I have been in this position before, both privately employing AND with Care Companies. Please private message me if I can help.
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