When personal assistants (PAs) continue to support their employer during a hospital admission, this can have lots of benefits for the individual.
We've developed this new guide which outlines the benefits and shares learning and top tips about what works well, to help individual employers, local authorities and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) to work together to put the right processes in place to make it happen.
It includes an overview of The Care Act 2014 guidance around PAs continuing to support their employer during a hospital admission, and top tips for individual employers, local authorities and CCGs and hospital staff.
It also includes examples and templates from three NHS Trusts, including a template agreement for when community staff support people on hospital wards, and an example care plan to identify what paid carers will support people with in hospital.
How can the guide help you?
- Individual employers (i.e. people who use a personal budget from social care orhealth, or their own money, to employ their own care and support) can use the guideto think about what they want to happen if they’re admitted to hospital, and to help themto put plans in place.
- Local authorities and CCGs can use the guide to explore some of the ways that theycan work with people to put plans and processes in place to enable PAs to continue tosupport people during a hospital admission.
- Hospital staff can use the guide to understand more about the PA role, and how they canwork with PAs who are supporting someone in hospital to improve the outcomes for thatperson.
- The guide might also be useful for personal assistants as well as people who work in supportorganisations, such as user led organisations, to help them to advise individual employers andother colleagues around this topic.
Download the free guide
Download the guide here - it's free to download. Please share a link to the guide using: www.skillsforcare.org.uk/PAsInHospitals