Market Development

Personal Assistants

Being a Personal Assistant is a valid career choice

"a Personal Assistant is a paid person providing support directly employed by the person or family member, often through Direct Payments, Self Directed Support or self funding" (Hampshire Personalisation Expert Panel, Presentation to PA Workshop July 2010).

The right person can make a difference

If you have a person centred approach and are able to be flexible and adaptable in supporting the choices of others then being a Personal Assistant may be for you. Although widely used by people with physical disabilities, older people, people with learning disabilities and people with mental health impairments may all employ Personal Assistants.