Self employed Female Support Workers/Personal (Care) Assistants

Ref: BRR7779

Location: Horsham


I am looking for personal care for a Woman

The candidate should be a woman

Drivers licence required: Yes

Own vehicle needed: Yes

Hours per week:

Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 2.5 hours (mainly social activities) Tuesday, Thursday: 2 hours Saturday: 1.5 hours Sunday: 1 hour (personal care and household) Approx timings: 11am – 2pm, to be agreed with employer PAs do not have to do every day but would like them to commit to one or two regular days a week.

Hourly pay rate:

£19.28 (Self employed rate)

I am a 57 year old Turkish lady with MS looking for support to continue living an independent life.

I live independently in my own flat with my younger daughter, who has severe learning disabilities, and our cat Simba.

I am bilingual. My condition means I sometimes forget the right words but I am fiercely intelligent and understand everything.

I enjoy going out most days as it helps my mental health and MS. I particularly enjoy swimming and going to the shops.

I require support with personal care including showering and dressing.

I require support with accessing social and leisure activities and going to the shops as my condition affects my balance and mobility.

I manage most of my domestic needs myself but need support with cleaning, snacks/drinks preparation, caring for my cat, and dealing with correspondence and paperwork.

I require support and accompaniment to attend medical and other appointments.

I require a driver with their own car who is proactive and flexible to my changing needs. Reasonable mileage when taking the client out will be reimbursed.

This is a rewarding role for the right individual.

I enjoy social contact and having a laugh and like people who can see the lighter side of life.

Duties include:

  • Administration
  • Housekeeping
  • Shopping
  • Cooking
  • Dressing / undressing

Candidate qualities:

  • Respectful of the employer's privacy and confidentiality
  • Able to tolerate the employer smoking in the workplace
  • 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
  • Patient and possess excellent interpersonal skills
  • Honest and cheerful
  • 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
  • Happy to work in a smoking environment

  • Understanding of working and communicating with those from different cultures, backgrounds, and with mental health conditions.
  • Creative problem solver
  • Must be self employed
  • Must be comfortable with cats

Additional requirements

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