Adult social care

What is a personal assistant?

A personal assistant can support you in your own home so that you can remain independent.

You can find out about what they do before you decide whether a PA is the right choice for you.

About personal assistants

Finding and employing a PA

There are different ways you can get help from a personal assistant.

Read about how we can help you find and employ a PA, or how to make your own arrangements.

Find a PA

What our service users say

  • I've recruited a personal assistant and the process was very easy. It was nice to be able to find out a little about the PA and I could see that they had similar interests to myself.
  • There's lots of information on the website to help you. I'm glad the scheme is available.
  • The site is brilliant. It's easy to apply, I was invited for an interview straight away, and I was given lots of information. I'm looking forward to becoming an approved PA.

Become a PA

To help you decide whether becoming a PA is the right career path for you, read more about what the role involves.

You can also find out how to register to become one of our approved PAs.

Register to become a PA

Support for PAs

How we can support you to make sure your skills and knowledge are up to date, including training and qualifications.

Training for PAs

Once you become a PA you'll have access to training covering all aspects of your role. Read about our training programme and the benefits of signing up to the PA Finder.

PA code of conduct

Our code of conduct makes sure that all PAs deliver high quality services to the people they support.