A Personal Assistant (PA) working in the social care sector is someone who assists those who need support because they are elderly or they have a disability, to live as independently and in the way they choose, as much as possible. The role of any PA will be hugely varied, but will be tailor-made and therefore unique to the client. This is known as person-centred support.

I have many years of experience working as a Personal Assistant, supporting people to live independently. I have worked with elderly clients and those with a disability, as well as supporting those who are rehabilitating after illness or accidents.

I carry out a range of support including domestic, companionship, personal care, taking to appointments and social outings, assisting with paperwork and accounts, working on reminiscence projects, sorting and reduction of belongings, assisting with ICT, whilst using both my professional knowledge, qualifications and personal skills of compassion, patience, humour and flexibility.

With over 30 years of work experience in both the private and public sector, within the caring and service world, and within educational and publication industries I have many skills to bring to the client wishing to use the support of a Personal Assistant. Having worked as an Occupational Therapy Assistant within a large hospital, and the social services department of a local authority, and a member of the East Sussex County Council Support with Confidence scheme for over 3 years, I can offer my services as a qualified PA confidently.

Qualifications and courses completed:

Personal Assistant Induction training; First Aid, Manual Handling, Food Hygiene, Safeguarding, Mental Health Awareness, Medication Assistance, Business Administration, Typing, ICT, Proofreading. Current study: NVQ Level 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care.

Enhanced DBS checked and fully insured .