Employing a Personal Assistant (PA)

A PA can enable you to live independently by providing any help you need with personal care, other daily living tasks, and by accompanying you to social and leisure activities. It means that you are able to choose who you want to provide your support and control how it is delivered, to suit the needs and lifestyle of you and your family and friends.

There are many benefits to employing a PA:

  • They work for you
  • You decide how you would like them to work
  • You decide when you would like them to work

Should you recruit your own PA we have a number of resources below that will hope you through this. You can contact our team if you have any questions.

Training for you, as an employer

You might also want to do some training to help you to be a better employer, particularly if you are new to employing staff. See our Employer Training Section (link)

Training topics might include:

  • recruitment and selection
  • being a good boss
  • employment law
  • managing and supervising
  • record keeping.


Please ensure that you get Employers Liability Insurance before you begin the process – see one of the factsheets below.

LCIL4 – Employment Checklist

LCIL5 – Employers Liability Insurance

LCIL21 – Record Keeping