• Part time
  • Anywhere
  • £17 GBP
  • 31 July 2024
  • Salary/Hourly Rate: £17

Applicant status required: Self-employed

* This role is a private arrangement with a person or family who is seeking support for someone else or themselves. You will not be employed by or carry out work for Humans Cornwall; we have a dedicated team to help identify private personal assistants for care and support. These roles are personally assisting somebody to achieve their goals, gain independence and/or manage their daily lives; These will be self-funded by the family or person, or they may receive a Direct payment from Cornwall council. *

Location: Rural location circa 3 miles west of Bodmin.

Couple in their mid-80s, seek an empathetic personal assistant to support them to maintain their independence, mobility, and wellbeing. The gentleman has prostate cancer, and the lady has balance problems and reduced mobility.

Support required:

·       To provide company;

·       Support with some personal care – washing and dressing but hopefully the need will diminish;

·       Preparing meals;

·       Shopping and;

·       General housework.

Hourly rate of pay: £17

Hours per week: variable subject to a minimum of 10 hours (five 2-hourly visits).

The couple’s son is currently staying with them. Extended hours will be required when he is away, up to 7 hours per day for consecutive days, which may include weekends.

Working schedule:

Weekdays: two hours between (11:00 – 13:00)

Extended hours: up to seven hours (10:00 – 17:00)


·       Full driving licence and own car.

·       A proactive approach willing to adapt to the couples needs which are expected to change over time.

·       Sense of humour.

·       Valid DBS

·       Public Liability Insurance

·       Must be self-employed



·       A love of nature and happy to feed Robins on the doorstep.

Offers of employment may be subject to DBS checks & referencing. If the role is on a self-employed basis, please ensure you have proof of employment status and public liability insurance.

When applying, your C.V. will be passed onto the family or person for their consideration. Due to the high number of applicants that are received for various roles, it is not possible to inform applicants if they have been unsuccessful. Please contact the below email for updates if needed.

If interested, please send your cv to dana@humanscornwall.co.uk and quote reference H47

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