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Welcome to Flintshire

Penderels Trust
St Andrews Park
Queens Lane
Mold
Flintshire
CH7 1XB
Tel: 01352 706235
Fax:
Email: flintshire@penderelstrust.org.uk



Your Service Manager is: Jane Bown
Your Independent Living Advisers are: Debbie Davies

Emily Kershaw
  Sharon Stapley-Lopez 
Your Finance Officer (Managed Accounts) is:  Gill Wake-Corrigan 














Welcome to Penderels Trust Flintshire

Please find below some general information on the services we offer.  You can also access our PA Finder service from this page.  Please click on the appropriate link which will take you to the information you need.  Please contact us at the office if you need any further help or information.

For more information on our general services, please click here.

To access our Events Calendar, please click here.

For more information on how to find a personal assistant in Flintshire on PA Finder, please click here.

To apply to be included as a personal assistant on PA Finder, please click here.


Services in Flintshire
Penderels Trust is working in partnership with Flintshire County Council to support adults and children who receive a direct payment in the county to get the most out of their care money and to achieve their goals.  Our support includes:
 
  • Support when recruiting a personal assistant
  • Guidance on all aspects of being a good employer including legal obligations and responsibilities
  • Support with choosing and using a care agency
  • Help with money management and keeping accurate records

We also have a payroll service and financial support services that are available at very competitive rates.

Please contact us at the office for more information.

Direct Payments Group - Important - This group needs your support to keep running!

Please show your support and join us at one of our friendly meetings....everyone is welcome!

You might want to get involved with things like:

Having a say about what matters to you
Changing policy and social care practice
Sharing your experiences/stories
Developing training
Getting information
Influencing decisions that are made

As a person who uses direct payments, it would be great if you could get involved to make sure that your voice is heard.

This group gives disabled and older people a stronger voice and a say.  It has influenced FCC policy and helped develop some of the best Direct Payments Services in Wales. 

For more information, please call us.

PA Finder: For Employers

If you are looking to employ someone to meet your care and support needs, we know it can be a daunting and sometimes expensive task. Finding the right personal assistant is important and it can be difficult to know where to begin to find that right person.

Flintshire PA Finder has been developed jointly by Flintshire County Council and Penderels Trust. Using PA Finder is free to use whether you are receiving community care funding or paying for your own care. You can access PA Finder 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Getting Started

We recommend you read the information below before you start using PA Finder. To start your search for a PA, please click here.

Using PA Finder

You will be able to access a list of personal assistants looking for work in your area and use the search criteria to find the right personal assistant for you. You will still be able to choose the person you employ and they will work for you, not Flintshire  County Council or Penderels Trust. You will still need to interview them to make sure they are right for you and you will have to meet all your legal obligations as an employer. Help is available to support you with this (please contact your Independent Living Adviser at the office details listed at the top of this page).

The link to access PA Finder is below, but please read the following information carefully before you use PA Finder.

Your Responsibilities

Information provided on PA Finder is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, this information must not be taken in any way as a warranty by Flintshire County Council or Penderels Trust about the status of any personal assistant on the Register. Neither Flintshire County Council nor Penderels Trust will accept any liability whatsoever arising out of the use of information obtained through PA Finder, or any liability arising from employing a PA on the Register.

The selection, recruitment and employment responsibilities of using a PA from PA Finder sit entirely with the employer, including undertaking a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (this was formerly CRB), references and checking eligibility to work. Penderels Trust can help you with this. Please contact them at the Flintshire office (contact details can be found at the top of this page).

Once you have employed someone, it is important that you issue your employee with a contract of employment and a job description within eight weeks.  If you have a direct payment and are supported by Penderels Trust, we can help you with this.  Please contact the team at the Flintshire office.

Safeguarding

A PA may be removed from PA Finder if they provide false or misleading information, we receive negative feedback from an employer, or if a safeguarding allegation is upheld. If you are concerned about someone’s continued inclusion on PA Finder, please email us at  pafinder@penderelstrust.org.uk or call Penderels Trust on Local Rate 01226 736602.

For More Help

Please note that this is a new service and we are still working hard to populate PA Finder with PAs.  If you are unsuccessful in your search this time, please do return at a later date and try again as we are adding new PAs all the time.

For further information about PA Finder and help with searching, email us at pafinder@penderelstrust.org.uk or call Penderels Trust on Local Rate 01226 736602.

PA Finder: For PAs

Are you a personal assistant or interested in a career in care in Flintshire and looking for work?

Flintshire PA Finder has been developed jointly by Flintshire County Council and Penderels Trust. Join the Flintshire Personal Assistant PA Finder and make finding the right job much easier. It is free to join PA Finder and you can say where and when you would like to work.  Potential employers will be able to search PA Finder and see your profile at any time.  PA Finder will be actively promoted throughout Flintshire.

Applying to be on PA Finder is easy, simply email us at pafinder@penderelstrust.org.uk or call Penderels Trust on Local Rate 01226 736602 and we will send you an application pack. Or you can click here to apply online.

To give you an idea of what you can expect when working as a PA in Flintshire  please read our ‘Personal Assistant Handbook Flintshire’ (click here to view).  As a PA working in Flintshire  we would expect you to work to the Code of Conduct Flintshire (click here to view).

Useful Links

Flintshire Wellbeing Directory - http://flvc.org.uk/health-and-social-care/wellbeing-directory/


Welsh Government 'More than Words' Welsh speaking policy - www.wales.gov.uk/topics/health/publications/health/guidance/words

Flintshire Local Voluntary Council - www.flvc.org.uk (01352 744000)

Flintshire County Council - www.flintshire.gov.uk (01352 752121)

HMRC Helpline - www.hmrc.gov.uk (0845 0108500)

Jobcentre Plus - www.gov.uk/contact-jobcentre-plus (0845 606 0234)

Department for Work and Pensions - www.dwp.gov.uk (0845 850 0293)

Age UK - www.ageuk.org.uk (0800 169 6565)

ACAS - www.acas.org.uk (084570 474747)

Mencap Cymru - www.mencap.org.uk/wales (0808 808 1111)

North East Wales Carers Information Service - http://www.carers.org/local-service/flintshire (01352 752525)

Age Connects North East Wales - www.acnew.org.uk (08450 549 969)

Barnardos Flintshire Services - http://www.barnardos.org.uk (01352 755422)

Flintshire Citizens Advice Bureau - http://www.flintshirecab.org.uk (08444 772 020)

Flintshire Disability Forum - http://www.scope.org.uk/support/services-directory/flintshire-disability-forum-information-advice (01352 755 546/01352 756 618)

Flintshire Mind - http://www.flintshiremind.org.uk (01352 757 637)

The Silver Line - www.thesilverline.org.uk Tel: 0800 4 70 80 90

Welsh Language Information - http://cymraeg.llyw.cymru/?lang=en

Welsh Government 'More than Just Words' Welsh speaking policy - www.wales.gov.uk/topics/health/publications/health/guidance/words

PA Employer Toolkit from Care Council for Wales - www.paemployertoolkit.wales 

Online Training for PAs - http://pasonlineguidebook.blogspot.co.uk or http://llawlyfrarleinargyfercp.blogspot.co.uk 

Advocacy Service North East Wales - www.flintshireadvocacy.co.uk 

Alzheimer's Society - www.alzheimers.org.uk Tel: 01352 700741 Email: flintshire@alzheimers.org.uk  
  
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