Personal Assistant

What about a Personal Assistant (PA)?


A Personal Assistant (PA) is a carer who will usually work directly with individuals to support them with a wide range of aspects of their daily life. At home, in the community, at leisure or at work, a PA will be flexible enough to support an individual to live more independently. 

A Personal Assistant (also referred to as Social Personal Assistants or Independent Carer) will be self-employed and offer a range of care and social support services. 

Personal Assistant must have all the necessary requirements for self-employed professionals and must satisfy all relevant laws relating to work and business in the UK. 

Personal Assistants vary in qualifications, experiences and type of services on offer. 

As an active professional on our register, a Personal Assistant will need to continue to meet all training, care industry standards, and other requirements, as part of the commitment to delivering high quality to their clients.

See Typical rates 2019 for Personal Assistants, for information only.


Where to start the journey to becoming a Personal Assistant - PA

Personal Assistant, Carer

  • If you care about the people in your neighbourhood
  • If there is a feel-good attitude about people around you, You can be a Social Personal Assistant. 
  • When you already have natural personal attributes like being kind, having compassion.
  • You are reliable and honest, trustworthy and committed, it means that you already possess some of the marks of being a Personal Assistant.

Would this be right for you?

Personal Assistant, Carer

  • You have previously worked in care
  • You supported someone with an aspect of their daily living
  • You have already shown an interest in supporting and caring for others.  

Why not build on it? Continue using your time to deliver high-quality services to people looking for care and support.  At the same time find a fulfilling and rewarding commitment as a Personal Assistant.

What about training and qualifications?


As an independent PA, we would recommend that mandatory training was a part of your professional portfolio.  Specialized industry training and qualification will always be a brilliant feature. 

Staying relevant and up-to-date with laws and regulations is always important.  We give you access to our training contacts and their various online and/or classroom resources.

First things first: Registration


This is where screening processes which include among other things: 

  • having a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service check), 
  • ID Checking, 
  • some external verification and membership, where required,
  • Final internal confirmation.

So, Why work as a Personal Assistant?


  • Independent, flexible working.
  • A rewarding, challenging and fulfilling career.
  • Continuity of support services to your clients.
  • Manage your own diary - be your own boss. 

Support for Personal Assistant.


At Connect2PA Ltd, we give access to documentation and resources to help keep you operating efficiently. Some of our support and services to you mean that:

  • We locate and source free or affordable training development courses. Information and tailored advice. 
  • We build links to professionals in social care to enhance opportunities for business. 
  • We are here to listen and to help every PA in their business venture.

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Training, Skills & Qualifications

Typical mandatory training

Must be in line with industry standards to meet the Current and Up-to-date Training Certificates status:

Manual Handling – Client Handling 


Infection Prevention and Control

Health and Safety 

Food Safety 

Risk Assessment

Fire Safety 

Mental Capacity Act

First Aid - Basic Life Support 

Medication Awareness

Skills and Qualifications

NVQ Certificates in care subjects, The Care Certificate, other specialist subjects, and skills. 

Click here to request a registration pack.

**Need to stay up-to-date?  Our members have access to training providers**

Join us as a Personal Assistant

 If you value being independent and enjoy flexible working while promoting choice and control. You could be a social Personal Assistant. You can offer your support and services to people who want to be in control, whose wellbeing and independence is an important part of their lifestyle choices and living.  


  • Choice, Control and Well-being
  • Enjoy supporting people
  • Reliable, high-quality services
  • Independent and professional
  • Relevant training certificates and a proven track record of excellence.

Take the first step, become a member and start your journey to making a difference.
Join the PA register