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What is a Personal Assistant?

The role of Personal Assistant (PA) is a flexible and rewarding role in social care, where you are employed to support an individual to live as independently as possible. The individual may have a learning disability, physical disability, or require support due to their age. No two jobs are the same.

The other benefits of becoming a PA is the flexible working hours, which can vary from 3 hours part time to 37 hours full time per week. The hours are arranged between you and the person you support, and can be during the weekdays, weekends or evenings. This can be beneficial if you have other commitments, such as childcare, studying or other employment.