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Rutland County Council looks to recruit more personal assistants




Rutland County Council is looking to recruit more personal assistants to work with children, young people and adults who have special educational needs and disabilities, as well as with older people who need some support.

A drop-in event is being held on Monday, October 22 to provide people with information about the role.

Rutland County Council looks to recruit more personal assistants
Rutland County Council looks to recruit more personal assistants

The event is being held from 2pm until 6.30pm in the council chamber and is open to everyone.

Lesley Hawkes, an Early Help coordinator, said the drop in event was designed to help people understand what being a personal assistant is all about and what the role entails.

"We will also be providing information on opportunities that are available to support people with a range of needs in the area.

"Above all else, the session will be a chance to see just how meaningful being a personal assistant can be."

Coun Alan Walters (Con), portfolio holder for Adult Social Care and Health said: "Personal Assistants support people of all ages with daily living tasks.

"This can be anything from nipping to the shops with them to pick up a few groceries to helping them to clean their home.

"Personal assistants also support people to attend local clubs, classes and activities.

"Providing this kind of service is invaluable to ensure people with additional needs can access and enjoy their community.

"It is an incredibly rewarding role, helping people to lead a happy and fulfilling life."

For more information about the event, or if you would like to know more about becoming a personal assistant but can’t make the drop-in session, contact Rutland County Council on: 01572 720 958.



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