Connection Support PA Register
People who need support from social or health care, can receive money as a Direct Payment to make their own care arrangements in a way which best suits their personal preferences and unique circumstances.
Many people use a Direct Payment to recruit and employ their own care staff. With the right support to assist with undertaking employer responsibilities, these types of care arrangements have proven successful and work well for all involved. Personal Assistants can be people known to the person needing support, they could be a family member or friend, whereas others are found from advertising a job position.
There is no set list with the type of support people can look to have help with. Instead tasks will be relevant to peoples individual needs, interests, hobbies and how they wish to be supported. As such, job descriptions can be quite varied and may include support to get dressed and washed, cook and prepare meals, clean the home, or help someone with their parenting tasks or to access facilities in the community such as a gym, shopping centres or an activity club.
Personal Assistants on our PA Register are employed directly by the person needing support. They can also be employed by a family member or representative when the person they are supporting does not have the mental capacity to be the employer. A Personal Assistant works directly with the individual they are supporting, in a person-centred way, to enable them to live their life according to their wishes and interests.
Connection Support’s PA register aims to help people advertise job roles and support people wishing to work in the care sector to find work. The register offers a safe space to promote and advertise Personal Assistant job opportunities.
For PAs/Care Workers
Information for PAs
Information on how to find opportunities through our PA register.
Register as a PA using our online application form.
Active Job Adverts
View active job opportunities for PAs/carers from employers.
Information for Employers
Information on how to add vacancies to our PA register.
Active PA Profiles
View information about PA's looking for employment opportunities.