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Best Place to find a Personal Carer?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:36 pm
by simon_1506123
Desperately seeking a new carer for my Wife other than agency sites any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
any Websites/services/people offering services?
All responses appreciated.
East London area- Ilford/Romford area

Re: Best Place to find a Personal Carer?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 1:27 pm
by Chris From The Gulag
As a potential employer , the local Job Centre may be able to assist ... especially with what can , and cannot be , included when seeking an employee.

Perhaps even with the usual " Package " now needed for any employee spelt out ... hours / sick pay / holidays / pension etc.

A free add in various local sources spelling out precisely what you are seeking in a " Carer " ?

Swiss army knife type , or one with specialist skills ?

Just a few thoughts ...

Bear in mind that this site / forum is designed for family carers ... ?

Re: Best Place to find a Personal Carer?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:54 pm
by Henrietta
If you decide in the end that the responsibilities of being an employer are too onerous, and decide to use a care agency, check out their ratings on the CQC -Care Quality Commission web site . There are some very good ones and as many here can testify some not quite up to scratch.

Re: Best Place to find a Personal Carer?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 3:59 pm
by susieq
Hi Simon

You could try looking in the personal ads columns of "The Lady" magazine - it's always been very popular with people looking for nannying or companion positions but latterly there have been ads for personal assistants/carers as well.

I'd also suggest approaching your local Social Services and ask if they have a list of vetted care assistants who 'freelance'.

Re: Best Place to find a Personal Carer?

Posted: Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:40 pm
by Melly1
Hi Simon,

Others on here have used https://papool.co.uk

In our area we have Penderels trust who operate a payroll service for those who are replying a PA or care worker. They help with advertising etc They also have adverts from those offering care. I don't know if they operate in your area, but it's worth a look. https://www.penderelstrust.org.uk/rcrPA ... _region=-1 If they don't operate where you live there will be something similiar, I'm sure.
It's also worth visiting your local Carers Centre for info.

Melly1