Personal Assistant Network
Whether you self fund your support or have a personal budget from the Council, employing your own personal assistant can increase the choice and control you have in deciding how your support needs are met, supporting you to live more independently.
Initially it may sound daunting to become an employer of a personal assistant but it doesn't have to be, the links and guidance notes below explain the responsibilities you will have. Alternatively you can find and pay for a personal assistant using a care agency, where you do not take on any responsibilities as an employer because the personal assistant works for the agency.
Currently Plymouth City Council has a contract with Enham Trust who provide a local support service and can help with advertising and recruiting staff. For more information about any of the Personal Assistants or Job Vacancies listed in the PA Finder please contact Enham Trust, Plymouth on 01752 547255.