As a Personal Assistant you will work directly for the person needing care and support. The duties you undertake as a Personal Assistant (PA) vary but the main skills are an ability to listen and respond to a person.

The job can be very flexible as well as rewarding, with full-time and part-time hours available. Average rates of pay range from £8 to £25 per hour.

Duties may include assisting someone to take their medication, prepare a meal, leave their home, socialise or go shopping.

Watch a video on what being a Personal Assistant means (credit: Skills for Care)

Watch a video about funding for training Personal Assistants (credit: Skills for Care)