Date Published: 17 October 2018
Rutland County Council is looking to recruit more Personal Assistants to work with children, young people and adults who have special educational needs and disabilities, as well as with older people who need some support.
A drop-in event is being held on 22 October to provide people with information about the role. The event is being held from 2pm until 6:30pm in the Council Chamber and is open to everyone.
“Personal Assistants support people of all ages with daily living tasks. This can be anything from nipping to the shops with them to pick up a few groceries to helping them to clean their home. Personal Assistants also support people to attend local clubs, classes and activities. Providing this kind of service is invaluable to ensure people with additional needs can access and enjoy their community. It is an incredibly rewarding role, helping people to lead a happy and fulfilling life.”
Councillor Alan Walters, Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care & Health
“We need more Personal Assistants to work with people with special educational needs and disabilities and with older people. The drop-in event is designed to help people understand what being a Personal Assistant is all about and exactly what the role entails. We will also be providing information on opportunities that are available to support people with a range of needs in the area. Above all else, the session will be a chance to see just how meaningful being a Personal Assistant can be. We’d encourage anyone interested to come along to the event and find out more.”
Lesley Hawkes, Early Help Coordinator
For more information about the event, or if you would like to know more about becoming a Personal Assistant but can’t make the drop-in session on 22 October, contact Rutland County Council on: 01572 720 958.
If you think you could support a child or young people call: 01572 758421. If you are interested in working with adults please call: 01572 720958.