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 a 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.
If you previously work in care or simply supported people with aspect of their daily living, you have already showed an interest in supporting and caring for others. Why not build on it?
Continue to give your time to a fulfilling and rewarding commitment as a Personal Assistant.
Are you keen on supporting people as an independent PA?
We would recommend that mandatory training was part of your professional development, training and qualifications portfolio. Further development is important too so we give you access to our training contacts and their online or classroom resources.
This is where screening processes which includes among other things:
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:
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
Mental Capacity Act
First Aid - Basic Life Support
NVQ Certificates in care subjects, The Care Certificate, other specialist subjects and skills.
**Need to stay up-to-date, our members have access to training providers**
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.
Take the first step, become a member and start your journey to making a difference.
To join our register: Start here