What is PARES?
PARES is People Matter IW's Personal Assitant Recruitment and Employment Service. It is a very person centred service which puts individuals at the very centre of choosing who they want to provide their support but removes all the responsibility and legal obligations which come with being a direct employer
Recruiting Personal Assistants
Often people receiving personal budgets decide to recruit personal assistants directly with limited support around them. Although many people view this as empowering, it can also be a daunting and overwhelming experience, given the number of legalities and considerations involved. Currently there are few legal requirements attached to people working as Personal Assistants potentially increasing the level of vulnerability of those in need. Sometimes people have already identified their Personal Assistant either as a family member or known acquaintance, although many seek Personal Assistants through private advertising, word of mouth or agencies.
Support for those wishing to recruit a Personal Assistant
People Matter IW can provide a free information and advice service for anyone considering recruiting a personal assistant. We keep an up to date database of Personal Assistants please contact us for more information.
Support for Personal Assistants and for those wanting to become Personal Assistants
People Matter IW understands some of the complexitites involved with recruiting and hiring Personal Assistants. If you are working as a Personal Assistant we have a number of services on offer to support you in your work. These include access to training opportunties , Networking events, marketing support and entry on to our Personal Assistant register.
To find out more information on becoming a Personal Assistant or to be included on to our PA register please contact us on 01983 241494 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
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