What do I do if my PA is self-isolating? What do I do if my needs increase? What if my PA needs PPE to take care of me?

A recent enquiry to Healthwatch Central Bedfordshire 

The following advice is for people who buy care and support through a direct payment, as well as local authorities, clinical commissioning groups and those who provide care and support.

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Do you have a contingency plan?

Contingency planning is a key part of any personalised care and support planning process and it is likely that you will already have covered this in your personalised care and support plan. However, in this difficult period there is a greater chance that any paid or unpaid care arrangements you have in place could break down due to sickness or self-isolation and it is important that you, and your carers, are prepared for this eventuality.

The attached template contingency plan lists things that may become applicable. Keep this with your current personalised care and support plan, if you have one, so that you can easily refer to it.