Personal Assistants 101 | My Worst PA Experiences

(TITLE IMAGE: Hand trying to pick through eggs with different worrying expressions drawn on them) Just like any employer, those under the Direct Payments scheme – interviewing, hiring and managing their own staff for their care needs get their fair share of ‘bad eggs.’ Before I embarked on moving from CHC Adult Social Care agencies to Direct Payments, I often wondered if my interview experiences would be much like those on the hit film, ‘Inside I’m Dancing.’ (IMAGE: Main characters in ‘Inside I’m Dancing,’ Rory and Michael going for a stroll outdoors, in their powerchairs with their PA) Rory and … Continue reading Personal Assistants 101 | My Worst PA Experiences

Personal Assistants 101: Mutual Respect Speaks Volumes

Welcome to the first installment of many blog posts I have in mind on the matter of recruiting, managing, appreciating and knowing your rights as an employer of Personal Assistants via the Direct Payments scheme here in the UK. CLICK HERE for more information on what the Direct Payments Scheme entails In this blog I’m not holding back any punches, we are diving head first into the type of workable relationship you want to have with a person whom (let’s get real here!), is going to be very involved in your day-to-day life and needs to get to know you, … Continue reading Personal Assistants 101: Mutual Respect Speaks Volumes