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

Employing a personal assistant

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

You can find out moreĀ about how we can help you employ a PA, or how to make your own arrangements.

Employing a PA

Finding a PA

Our online register makes it easy for you to find a PA and gives you peace of mind that we've checked them out.

You can read about our PAs' skills, training and interests to find a good match for you.

Find a PA

What our service users say

  • I've recruited a personal assistant through Barnsley PA Finder and it was very easy. It was nice to read a little about the PA and I could see that they had similar interests to myself.
    Janet
  • The PA Finder is easy to use and there's lots of information on the website to help you. I'm glad the scheme is available.
    Doreen
  • 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.
    Sharon

Register to become an approved PA

You can register online to become one of our approved PAs.

Before you apply, please read our information below about becoming a PA, support and training.

Apply to become a 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. To become one of our approved PAs, you need to register on our PA Finder.

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.

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