Why have an assistant?
Get assistance with a wide range of things
An assistant can help you get out and about or assist you with a wide range of tasks, whether you have a disabled child and need an extra pair of hands, you are an individual needing a higher level of care or anything in between.
You choose who works for you, when they work for you and what they do for you. It’s about finding the assistance that fits into and around your life the way you want it to.
Having an assistant gives you the freedom and flexibility to live life the way you want to. They can fill in the gaps so that you can get on with everyday life.
I want to find an assistant! How do I get started?
You can pay your assistant privately through self-funding or you can find someone to support you as a volunteer. You may also be eligible to receive a Direct Payment or a Personal Health Budget through which you might be able to pay for an assistant.
Contact The Care Advice Line on 01452 22 22 00 for independent information and advice on the financial aspects of care and support and access to further specialist financial advice.
You may also be able to claim funding if you need your assistant to receive some training. To find out more about Individual employer funding for training assistants click here.