If you need help you can get support from a personal assistant. This is someone that you employ to support you with the things you need.
If you do employ a personal assistant, you will have employer and legal responsibilities that you need to be aware of.
The Council holds a list of accredited personal assistants working in the borough and can support you to find the right personal assistant for you.
If you have a direct payment from the Council you can employ a personal assistant using your direct payment.
If you are currently receiving a different type of support from the council and would like to switch to a personal assistant you can contact the council to ask about personal assistants.
Becoming a personal assistant in Havering
If you are already, or want to become, a personal assistant in Havering, we run an accreditation process and can register you so you receive:
- information about training opportunities
- access to support from the Council
- invitations to events to meet other personal assistants
- accreditation on the borough’s accreditation list
Praise for Havering personal assistants
Daughter Donna Pearson praises the care and support her 90-year-old mum Iris receives from personal assistants from Havering Council.
They're polite, helpful and experienced, she says. Their presence gives peace of mind.