Employing A Private Carer

private carer ironing clothes in the home of an elderly client who uses a wheelchairThinking of employing a private carer? - Read helpful guidance from Which and the Trust

If you want to arrange extra support at home to help with daily tasks or personal care, it doesn't have to be through Social Care or Care agencies. You can hire a private carer or personal assistant yourself.

While this option will give you more flexibility and allow you to choose someone compatible, there are a number of things to consider carefully before going ahead.

The Trust and Which offer guidance on choosing a private carer or personal assistant, and highlight the financial and legal matters which must be considered.

Read Which article 'How To Employ A Private Carer'

Visit the Trust's 'How To Employ A Personal Assistant' section on the website