There are lots of benefits to having your own Personal Assistant in Care. You will have more choice and control over how your support needs are met.
If you are unsure whether taking on a Personal Assistant in Care is right for you, you may find it helpful to hear from individual employers sharing their experiences.
If you take on a Personal Assistant in Care, you become an employer and it is very important that you understand all the legal, financial and practical issues that this involves.
If you are employing a Personal Assistant in Care for the first time, the amount of information may seem daunting. Skills for Care have developed an Information Hub with all the information and resources you need to guide you through every stage – from recruiting a Personal Assistant in Care, to managing , training and dealing with problems. It includes useful templates and Easyread booklets.
You can also find links to all the information you need on our Quick links page.
You may be receiving a Personal Health Budget from the NHS which could be used to employ a Personal Assistant in Care.
If you have been assessed as being eligible to receive care which is funded by your local authority, you can choose to receive Direct Payments. You can use your Direct Payments to employ a Personal Assistant in Care.
If you do not want to be assessed by the Council, or you are not eligible for funding, you can pay for a Personal Assistant in Care privately.
If you are looking for information and resources on specific topics relating to employing a Personal Assistant in Care, see our Quick links page.
If you are looking to employ a Personal Assistant in Care, sign up via the link on our home page to create an account. You can complete our vacancy registration form. The team will check your registration and contact you if they require any further information. Your vacancy advert will then be published on the website.
If you are looking for a PA, browse our bank of PAs and send vacancies directly to the PAs most suitable for you - find out more here.