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
Our aim to support PAs overcome the common barriers they face. We do this by offering support in a number of key areas.
PA Support Service
Our PA Support Service is entirely confidential and impartial. To ensure impartiality, the service is run by a professional PA. To ensure confidentiality, the service is a separate administrative entity to the rest of Active Independence's work.
PA Support Service contact:
Angela Burman on 07856 318160
This service is delivered in partnership with Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council.
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