A personal assistant is someone that can be employed to help you if you need social care and / or healthcare support, either because of a disability or condition a young person has.
What can they support with?
Personal assistants can help carry out a range of tasks to support you, including:
- personal care, such as helping you to get washed and dressed
- preparing meals
- finding and going to leisure and recreation activities
- socialising and helping you to get involved in your community
- supporting you at your place of work
- shopping services
- cleaning and housework
- health-related tasks
Who is eligible?
To get a personal assistant, you will need to be under the age of 18 with eligible support needs.
How to arrange
For more information about getting a personal assistant for children and young people, please contact Havering’s PA coordinator by emailing Mary.Ward@havering.gov.uk or calling 01708 433801 between 7am and 3pm, Monday to Friday.