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A personal assistant (PA or support worker) is someone who is usually employed directly by a person who needs support to live their life in a way they choose.

Why do people employ PAs?

Disabled people (Adults, Children & Young People) or older people may need some support in their lives to live independently. Employing a PA ensures that they have control over how, and when their support is provided.

Generally, your Employer will be the person directing their own support. However, they could also be a parent or grandparent, the disabled person’s representative, family member or carer.

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For more information on the PA Role see our leaflet - Why be a Personal Assistant?

Access this FREE online training and reach our recommended minimum standard
- Introduction to the PA Role
- Safeguarding Adults
- Safeguarding children


Create a new account and quote organisation code: Leedscil2
- Moving & Handling Theory
- First Aid Awareness

E-mail asist@leedscil.org.uk for your free login information


Your employer is the person that recruits you to support them.

Your employer will advise you of the rate of pay and how often you will be paid (for example, monthly).

You will be entitled to at least 5.6 weeks holiday per year – this includes bank holidays.

Your working hours will be decided by your employer and will be set out in your contract of employment.

Yes, by law you must receive a payslip.

Are you interested in a varied and interesting job supporting disabled and older people with daily tasks so they can enjoy the same freedom, choice and control as the rest of society?

Leeds CIL supports hundreds of people to recruit their own workers from a variety of backgrounds with various skills, experience is not essential.

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PAs can register for free on the WYPA database.