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Information for new or existing Personal Assistants

If you would like a career in the care sector, being a Personal Assistant could be for you. A Personal Assistant is employed by older or disabled people who need some support to help them live independently in their homes.

Being a Personal Assistant is a great career as it is flexible, friendly and always new and interesting. It’s a good opportunity for anyone who has previously been a carer for a friend or family member, worked or volunteered in health or social care or are looking to work with disabled or elderly people.

We are in the process of developing a training and support offer for existing Personal Assistants, and anyone interested in becoming one. On this page you will shortly find all the key information relating to:

  • Skills and experience involved in becoming a PA
  • Training opportunities
  • Future career options
  • Legal rights and responsibilities
  • Additional resources

We also have a dedicated support team who can answer all your questions and provide you with the skills and knowledge to be an excellent Personal Assistant and provide quality care to someone – get in touch with them at directpayments@islington.gov.uk or on 020 7527 8164. If you would like like to be notified when the resources go online, please let them know.

This page will be updated shortly as new information is confirmed.