At The Bridge, we recognise that it can be difficult for children and adults to follow their treatment plan outside of therapy hours.

It is often the case that families and educators are not fully equipped to offer the young person the support they require to maximise their recovery. This is why we offer a personal assistant service.

What is a personal assistant?

A personal assistant is a type of support worker who works with the patient outside of their therapy setting. The Personal Assistant will work with children and adults in the community - based in home, school and social settings.

How would they help?

Our personal assistant works closely with our care coordinator and the patient in order to help the patient to achieve their goals. Our assistant’s role is flexible depending on each individual’s needs. Some examples of where our personal assistant can help are supervision at meal times, exercise activities, and social support. Our assistant can work with the patient to support their therapy goals and act as a point of liaison between the patient and our team.

How do I find out more about using assistance?

The assistance service can be discussed at the initial assessment or added in later in the treatment programme. To find out more about using assistance at home and/or school, give us a ring on 0161 820 8010 or email us at

Free phone consultation

We provide a free phone consultation with our therapists to discuss your situation and offer advice.

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