Employing a personal assistant

If you employ, or you're planning to employ a personal assistant (PA) to help you meet your care and support needs, there's lots of useful information and advice in our handbook.

The samples and blanks section includes examples of job adverts, application forms, interview checklists, and employment contracts, as well as other useful resources.

Becoming a personal assistant

If you are interested in being a personal assistant you can find out about the job in our information pack.

If you are looking to employ a personal assistant, or if you wish to register as a personal assistant looking for work, you can sign up to Sheffield's PA register.

Training opportunities

You can find free training opportunities for:

  • Individual employers who want to better understand their roles and responsibilities as an employer
  • Personal assistants wanting to improve their skills and knowledge

If you need to claim training costs for your personal assistants, or if you wish to fund specific training not offered in our standard directory, you can see if you meet the requirements and apply for training funded through Skills for Care by visiting their website.

Find advice and resources on Direct payments and managing your care.

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