What are personal assistants?
A personal assistant provides the exact care and support you need to help you stay independent in your own home.
There are many benefits to employing a personal assistant:
- they work for you
- you decide what you want them to do
- you decide when you want them to work.
You may want to employ a family member or friend who knows the best way to handle your needs, but if you want to hire a professional, look at our online register. You can search for personal assistants in your area.
Employing a personal assistant - Disclaimer
The primary purpose of the Personal Assistant Register is to provide access to information for you, your family or brokers about who is available to work in Derby as a personal assistant and to provide a ‘platform’ for personal assistants to advertise their services to you.
We are working on a new way to provide the Personal Assistant Register. Whilst the Personal Assistant Register is still available, it is not being maintained. The register has not been updated since 12 July 2022. Please bear this in mind when searching for a new personal assistant.
We cannot guarantee that their work will never give rise to a complaint. However, should this be the case, any difficulties should be dealt with fairly and without undue delay in the first instance by you as the employer. You will be responsible for dealing with any work-related problems by following your disciplinary procedures.
If the problem is more serious and if you think you are a victim of abuse, or you think you know someone who is being or has been abused, it is really important to get help and advice by contacting the Safeguarding team. Information can be found on our Safeguarding vulnerable adults pages