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Personal Assistants


The following information and advice covers the areas of prevention, self-care and resources to help maintain or improve your overall health and wellbeing.

A Personal Assistant can be employed by yourself or via an agency to carry out any tasks to assist you to maintain your independence such as;

  • Personal care and hygiene, such as washing, dressing or using the toilet
  • Accessing services in the community such as leisure and social activities
  • Driving to help you get around
  • Correspondence and paperwork
  • Attending doctor and hospital appointment
  • Domestic household tasks, meal preparation, laundry and cleaning
  • Escorting you to meetings, community events, day trips and outings
  • Help you with medication
  • Assisting you to fulfil your parenting role
  • Maintaining relations with family and friends
  • Work, training and educational activities
  • Mobility in your home and in the wider community
  • Accessing necessary facilities and making use of public transport
  • Shopping and ironing
  • Supporting family carers when they need respite or break from their caring role


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