What can a carer or personal assistant do for you?
In short, the role of a carer or personal assistant is to support you so that you can lead as independent a life as possible in your own home. They may work for only a few hours a week, or several hours each day (or night) and help with a range of tasks such as:
- personal care, such as washing, dressing and using the toilet
- preparing meals
- help with medication
- driving or helping you get around, and
- supporting family carers when they need a break