Home care: Combining Affordability and Convenience

Instead of using an agency, you can hire a personal assistant to act as a home care worker for you.

Personal assistants can offer you all that you’ll get from an agency worker, but you’ll also get continuity, familiarity and an ongoing relationship with an assistant.

But if you employ a personal assistant, you have the legal responsibility of an employer. This includes arranging cover for their illness and holidays.

Which? Elderly Care has advice on employing private individuals.