I am looking for personal care for a man

Drivers licence required: No

Hours per week:

3 hours per week Additional social support hours during the month may be available by agreement

Hourly pay rate:

£11 per hour

Personal & Social Support Assistant


I am a local man, born in and brought up in Shoreham. I’m 40+ years married and was an active sportsman playing football and cricket for local teams.

My interests are Geology, bird watching, gardening, conservation and history and I used to love holidays mountain walking in Europe and further afield.

I’m told that I am a calm and thoughtful person but I am frustrated because I am unable to continue doing the things I enjoy.

Initially I require support to assist me showering 3 times per week. I would also like the PA to assist me in improving my confidence in balance and walking

Also, that the PA will build up a good rapport with me and take an interest in my hobbies.


Duties include:

  • Companionship
  • Dressing / undressing
  • Other relevant duties as required

Additional Duties:

To assist in improving my confidence in balance and walking
Assistance with washing and showering, drying, hair washing/ brushing as required
Prompting when showering and assistance to get in and out of shower as required
To be a companion and take an interest in my hobbies
To sit with me and provide company for a few hours per month while my wife attends meetings

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer’s privacy and confidentiality
  • Able to both follow instructions and work on own initiative
  • Hygienic, tidy and well organised
  • Fit and healthy to undertake the required duties
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Able to speak and read English to a reasonable standard
  • Able to always work to high standards of health & safety

Reliable, honest and cheerful


Non-smoker due to medical reasons

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

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