Disabled People’s Voice Hampshire’s proposal was for a website based service to help users find Personal Assistants, who not only can meet their care and support needs, but also have similar interests, life styles and personality types. This could also include the profiles of agency staff, for people who are not employing their own Personal Assistants.
This is what the judging panel said about their proposal:
The proposal clearly identifies a need and a gap in supply.
It could make a significant contribution to extending the take up of Direct Payments. It could also support people in rural communities where there is a shortage of paid carers
A practical proposal that could make a significant difference. I can see how this could be taken forward with the sum available