“It doesn’t matter if they haven’t done PA or care work before as long as they are willing to give it a go and they are flexible and they’re disability-aware and not afraid to give things a try.”
“To have that bond with somebody and to know that they are enjoying their day and that they have someone there for them whenever they need.”
An assistant can provide anything from an extra pair of hands to a high level of personal care. It’s all about giving disabled people and families with disabled children the freedom to live how they want to with the right help, care and support.
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“First of all be yourself. Be willing to try anything, maybe things you haven’t done before.”
“It has enabled him to access the community and do lots of amazing, fun activities without having ‘Mum’ along the whole time.”