Using the Personal Assistant Register – Information for PAs
What does a Personal Assistant do?
A Personal Assistant, or PA, is someone who assists a person who has care or support needs in their own home and local community. As a PA, you will help the person you assist to live their life as they want to, this may include tasks such as:
- Helping with personal care (washing, using the toilet or bathing)
- Preparing food and drinks
- Assisting with shopping or paying bills
- Helping someone access social or leisure activities
People choosing a Personal Assistant tend to look for someone with similar interests to themselves so they can be supported to engage in activities they and you can enjoy together. The work can be very flexible and can usually fit well around other responsibilities you may have.
Most PAs are directly employed by the person that they are assisting although some PAs work on a self-employed basis. (Please refer to Employing someone to work in your home)
Milton Keynes Council Personal Assistants (PA) Register.
If you think this type of work might be for you then you can apply to be registered on the Milton Keynes Council Personal Assistants (PA) Register.
In order to appear on the register as a PA, you must complete the online registration form, some parts of the form are mandatory (and must be completed) and others are optional. By completing and submitting this form, you are entering into an arrangement with the Council and you must agree to the Council’s PA Register Terms and Conditions. (Please note these may be amended from time to time and it is the responsibility of the PA to ensure that they are familiar with the most up-to-date version).
The PA Register Administrator will receive all applications, check and verify the information received and ensure that applicants meet the minimum standards for inclusion in the register.
Once your profile has been agreed and posted on the website potential employers will be able to see your profile. This can boost your chances of getting the type of work you want.
You will be able to login to your profile to update your details.
Last Updated: 11 March 2021