Personal assistant support
There are common barriers faced by personal assistants.
- Work focuses on the specific needs of an individual employer.
- No two roles are exactly the same.
- There is no one place of work.
- There is no one set of policies or procedures.
- No one particular set of circumstances all PAs will share.
- There is a lack of access to professional support.
- Lack of interaction with others in similar situations.
- Individual employment is a relatively new concept with many unknowns.
This support project exists to tackle these issues.
A peer support network for all PAs
Our aim to support personal assistants overcome the common barriers they face.
We do this by offering support in a number of key areas.
The PA knowledge base is a collection of articles useful for anyone working as a personal assistant. There's a search function if you're looking for something in particular. We're updating this list all the time, so please do subscribe to the service if you'd like to be informed when new articles are published.
Date To whom it may concern Confirmation of employment This letter is to verify that NAME is employed by myself as a Personal Care Assistant. A Personal Care Assistant is employed to support my health and social care needs. They support me within the home and within the community. Some of the duties carried out […]
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Join the network.
To become a member of the network simply subscribe to our mailing list.
This ensures you receive regular invites to events and training sessions designed specifically for personal assistants.
Most events are entirely free and will help you get more from your work as a personal assistant.
We won't share your details with anyone else, we promise.
Write to us.
c/o Unit 37
Moorgate Crofts Business Centre
South Grove, Rotherham
Confidentiality and impartiality.
The personal assistant support service is entirely confidential and impartial.
To ensure impartiality, the service is run by a professional personal assistant.
To ensure confidentiality, the service is a separate administrative entity to the rest of Active Independence's work.
It is delivered in partnership with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.