Glos Assistants aims to help connect people of any age with care and support needs who are looking for assistants with people who are (or want to be) an assistant.
How the site works
If you’re looking for an assistant
Whether you have care and support needs yourself or are looking on behalf of someone who needs assistance, our site can help you find the support that suits you and your lifestyle. You can submit an advert describing what you need assistance with, browse profiles of available assistants, contact those you’re interested in and arrange the support you need with the assistant(s) you choose.
If you want to be an assistant
Being an assistant can be a very varied job, offering flexible hours and rewarding work. When you register with us you can write a profile telling people a bit about yourself and the kind of work you’re looking for. You can then browse adverts, contact people to discuss roles further and start making arrangements with people you choose to work for.
For more information on what assistance could involve click here.
Will assistants be paid or voluntary?
An assistant can be employed on a paid or voluntary basis. Please check the Information and Guidance section of this website for more information on paid and voluntary roles.
Not sure where to start?
We’re here to help! There is lots of extra information and guidance on being an assistant or using an assistant, as well as a Top Tips Guide to help you write an advert here. You should also check out our Keeping Safe page to make sure you are recruiting safely and/or keeping yourself safe while supporting someone.
If you would like some extra help with writing your advert or profile, or want to find out more about being or using an assistant, you can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, come to one of our monthly drop-ins in cafes around Gloucestershire to meet one of our coordinators, who will be happy to have a chat with you.