A Mencap personal support worker is someone who, although employed and managed by Mencap, works with an individual as a ‘personal assistant’ to support them with a range of support and care activities.
Who can have a personal support worker?
People who have an individual budget, or other form of direct payment, can choose to have a personal support worker. A personal support worker service can also be purchased by a group of individuals who wish to use their individual budgets for specific support or activities, such as going out and socialising with friends. This may make it more cost effective to access community activities with high quality support that people can rely on.
Will I get along with my personal support worker?
Mencap works with people to recruit the right personal support worker for them. People often choose a personal support worker who has the same likes and interests as themselves.
To make things easy and worry free, Mencap deals with practical issues such as pay, training and professional supervision.
Who to contact
To find out more about personal support and personal support workers, please contact Mencap Direct on 0808 808 1111.