Welcome to Gloucestershire
The Steadings Business Centre
|Tel: 0845 606 0312
Fax: 01452 332015
|Your Service Manager is:
|Your Independent Living Advisers are:
|Your TPSA Finance Officer is:
|Your Clerical Officer is:
Welcome to Penderels Trust Gloucestershire
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.
For our menu of services, please click on 'Guide to Additional Services' leaflet icon on the top right hand side of this page.
For more information on how to find a personal assistant in Gloucestershire on PA Finder, please click here.
To apply to be included as a personal assistant on PA Finder, please click here.
Are you aged 50 or over?
Age UK Gloucestershire and The British Red Cross are conducting a needs assessment of older people who live in the city of Gloucester and who are aged 50 years and over. The research will inform the bid to the Big Lottery for a new service or project. They are keen to capture as many views as possible about the needs of older people in the city and have created an online survey for that purpose. If you would like to share your views, please click on the following link or paste it into your web browser and follow the instructions: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/gloucsolderpeople .
We are running two training sessions for users of our services in Gloucestershire, one is called 'How to be a Good Employer' and the other is 'Keeping Yourself Safe'.
This training course focuses on how the key aspects of being an employer including recruiting staff, training and development, legal responsibilities and managing staff issues. Attendees also benefit from sharing experiences with other employers.
Where? Unit 23, The Steadings Business Centre, Maisemore, Gloucester, GL2 8EY.
When? 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 28th January 2015.
Keeping Yourself Safe
This training course focuses on how to keep yourself safe, both as an employer and as an individual. We will look at safeguarding and what to look out for, being vigilant with regards doorstep and telephone sellers and how to avoid online scams. This course is not about scaremongering, it is about taking sensible precautions.
Where? Unit 23, The Steadings Business Centre, Maisemore, Gloucester, GL2 8EY.
When? 10.30 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. on Wednesday 11th February 2015.
Places are limited and must be booked prior to the session. Please contact the office to book your place. Thank you.
Penderels Trust is working in partnership with Gloucestershire County Council to support adults and children who receive a direct payment in the county to help them get the most out of the care money they receive. 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 see our leaflet for more information or contact us at the local office.
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.
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.
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 Penderels Trust or Gloucestershire County Council. 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.
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 Gloucestershire County Council or Penderels Trust about the status of any personal assistant on the register. Neither Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire 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. Penderels Trust can help you with this. Please contact them at the Gloucestershire office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Penderels Trust on Local Rate 08456 000 683.
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.
To start your search for a PA, please click here.
For further information about PA Finder and help with searching, email us at email@example.com or call Penderels Trust on Local Rate 0845 6000 683.
Are you a personal assistant or interested in a career in care in Gloucestershire and looking for work?
Gloucestershire PA Finder has been developed jointly by Gloucestershire County Council and Penderels Trust. Join the Gloucestershire 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 Gloucestershire.
To give you an idea of what you can expect when working as a PA in Gloucestershire, please read our ‘Personal Assistant Handbook Gloucestershire’ (click here to view). As a PA working in Gloucestershire, we would expect you to work to the Code of Conduct Gloucestershire(click here to view).
Applying to be on PA Finder is easy, simply email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Penderels Trust on Local Rate 08456 000 683 and we will send you an application pack. Or you can click here to apply online.
Free training for Personal Assistants
Personal Assistants who live and work in Gloucestershire can access free training through Gloucestershire County Council's Learning Management System. PAs need to register at www.learningservice.org/gcc/gcc.aspx. They will then be able to access any of the training programmes listed in the catalogue free of charge.
Jonny Barratt Professional Photography Offer in Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire-based professional photographer, Jonny Barratt, has put in place a special offer for customers and supporters of Penderels Trust. If you quote 'Penderels Trust' when you book a photography session with him, you will pay a booking fee of just £30 and receive a free 8" x 6" print of your choice. In addition, Jonny will donate 20% of his takings from these sessions to Penderels Trust Gloucestershire to support the work we do in the area. Jonny operates a fully mobile studio so the photo-shoot can take place in the comfort of your own home or another location of your choice (in Gloucestershire). For more information and to see a gallery of his work, please click here.
Useful Links in Gloucestershire
Carers Gloucestershire - www.carersgloucestershire.org.uk
The Key - www.keywords.org.uk
Healthwatch Gloucestershire - www.healthwatchgloucestershire.co.uk
Your Circle - www.yourcircle.org.uk
Gloucestershire County Council Learning Management System - http://www.learningservice.org/gcc/gcc.aspx
Gloucestershire Association for Voluntary and Community Action - www.gavca.org.uk
Contact a Family - for families with disabled children - www.cafamily.org.uk