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Employing a personal assistant

A personal assistant can help you with personal care and everyday tasks, such as washing, dressing and preparing meals.

Many people who have been assessed for care and have been given a personal budget now choose to select a personal assistant themselves, rather than asking us to do it for them.

The contact details on MyChoice are displayed to facilitate direct approaches being made by people in receipt of a direct payment and families that want to be able to commission their own care arrangements. We do not accept any responsibility for the information provided or for any private commissioning arrangements. If you directly employ a personal assistant for yourself or for the care of a family member, this is done under separate legal arrangements which do not involve us.

We strongly advise that you complete your own appropriate checks regarding the personal assistant that you employ. You can find out more about recruiting a personal assistant from the Skills for Care website. 

MyChoice directory is impartial – We do not endorse or recommend any of the personal assistants listed. We have tried to ensure the accuracy of information on these pages, but we do not check on the quality of any services shown on the directory. If you need help to use MyChoice or have any questions, please email us at