What constitutes personal care?

Personal care means helping a person to wash, dress, go to the toilet, be fed, or anything that involves ‘intimate care’. It also covers prompting a person to complete their personal care if the care worker is required to be in close proximity. For example, being in the same room as someone whilst they bathe to make sure they are able to do this properly and safely, and to be on hand to help if needed, would be considered personal care.