Personal Assistant/ Mothers Help

Ref: DP5035

Location: Haywards Heath


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Hours are Term and Non-Term based Term time hours are Monday- Friday 2 - 6pm Non Term hours are planned ahead and agreed to add up to the same amount Extra hours are available if in agreement

Hourly pay rate:

£10.42 per hour plus mileage

Hello, I am a lady with Multiple Sclerosis.
I normally don't introduce myself in that way but feel it's good to get that out of the way.
I have twin 11-year-old boys and we have two little cats called 'Aphie and Tubs'. I am currently waiting to be paired with a Canine Partner. However this has been delayed due to Covid as dogs currently working in partnerships and needing to be replaced due to age have taken priority and so at the moment there is no news of how soon a partnership will become available.
Whilst I am not a full-time wheelchair user, I do have mobility issues with distances.
I do not require any personal care, but I do need support with job's around the house and whilst outside the house.

Currently my support is reduced due to one of my PA's having to leave to begin early maternity, so it means that I have ability to start the role immediately if possible or work around any notice period needed.

Over night Support will be discussed however it is not part of this role currently

Duties include:

  • Medication prompting/administering
  • Other relevant duties as required
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Transportation
  • Companionship

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Reliable with good timekeeping
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Honest and cheerful
  • Creative
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Must be comfortable with pets
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

  • To drive my vehicle, you need to be over 25 years old. I can arrange some sessions to become use to the vehicle if you felt you would like as obviously it is a larger vehicle.
  • Some knowledge of MS would be useful but is not totally necessary

Additional requirements

Non-smoker preferred or someone willing to refrain from smoking during working hours, Vulnerable to the risk of infection and disease transmission


All applicants must have the right to work in the UK and be willing to undertake an Enhanced Disclosure & Barring Service check if required.

Please note, if you are successful in your application for this position you will be employed directly by the individual employer and not Independent Lives. Successful applicants will be entitled to Holiday pay and will be issued employment contracts.

*Exemption for gender is claimed under the Equality Act 2010 Part 1 Schedule 9