Our goal is to provide you with a user-friendly site that has useful information for anyone in receipt of Direct Payments and those looking for a Personal Assistant (PA) or looking to work as a PA, in the Hull and East Riding of Yorkshire region.This site has been set up to enable PAs to register their interest in becoming a PA. You can also find out about  Direct Payments, Choices and Rights, our SERVICES and our courteous and resourceful staff.

This site is run by Choices and Rights Hull & East Riding An organisation of disabled people who have been providing services to disabled people since 1992.

 

A Personal Assistant (sometimes called a PA or a support worker) is employed by people who need social care, either because of their age or disability, to enable them to live as independently as possible. Personal assistants carry out a wide range of tasks as required by the employer, including support with things such as washing and getting dressed, cooking, feeding, and supporting people to go out and about so they have greater independence and the ability to live their life more fully. The key skills needed for being a PA are the ability to listen, be flexible and show a willingness to learn and respond.

A PA is usually employed by people who are directing their own care through a direct payment, personal health budgets or individual budgets from the local authority, or are funding their own support. Personal Assistants can be employed directly by one employer, can work for a number of different people . The job can be very flexible, offering part-time and full time work on different days and at different times

If you’re looking for a career change in 2024, you could make a difference to your life and the lives of others  by beginning a career in care.

Choices and Rights have received support from Hull City Council to produce a video showing three different examples of how disabled people can use direct payments. The video features stories of the different experiences of disabled people and their Personal Assistants (PAs) and was produced and edited by Mal Wlliamson. (https://malwilliamson.com/)

 

 

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Can I work with more than one person? If so, do I have to tell my current employer?

Yes, you can be employed by more than one person....
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Do I have to have my own insurance?

It’s the responsibility of your employer to have insurance. The...
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Will I get travel to work costs?

No, you would not normally get travel to work costs
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Do personal assistants maintain contact with social care or health services?

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What do I do if I think someone is being mistreated?

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Who pays me?

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Will I have to sort out my own tax and national insurance?

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Who is my employer?

The employer is the person that recruits you to support...
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Are there any standards or codes of practices for PAs?

There are no standards or codes of practice for personal...
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