Employing someone to help with your caring responsibilities

Paid carers or personal assistants can help you and your loved one to live independently at home, helping out with shopping, meal preparation, help with medication and respite for family members. If you employ one – using your own money or with direct payments – there’s a lot to consider.
Firstly, you’ll need to think about how much support you need and whether to use a home care agency or employ a personal assistant.

The Money Advice Service has a useful guide on its website.

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