Find a Personal Assistant (PA)

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Employing a personal assistant can help you live independently and in a way that you choose. It puts you in control of your support.

The benefits of employing a personal assistant include:

  • they work for you
  • you decide what you want them to do
  • you decide when you want them to work.

CamdenPAs has been set up to make employing a PA as straightforward as possible. There are two ways to use this site to find the perfect person to support you in the way you want:

Note that you can employ a PA whether you are using funding from a council or paying privately.

If you receive Direct Payment from Camden council, then you can contact Age UK Camden (over 65s) or PSIC (tel 020 7383 4901) who can support and guide you through the process of employing a PA.

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Reference checks made easy

Every PA on our site has provided the contact details of both a personal, and a professional referee. This makes it quick and easy for you to get a reference.

Using this website to find the right PA

  1. Browse the list of PAs
  2. Look at their profiles to find suitable matches
  3. Make contact via each PA's profile page
  4. Carry out your selection and interview process
  5. Negotiate working hours and rate of pay
  6. Create a contract with the PA
  7. Get on with life!
Need help?

We know that, at first, the process of employing a PA can feel overwhelming.

If you receive Direct Payment from Camden council, then you can contact Age UK Camden (over 65s) or PSIC (tel 020 7383 4901). They can help with:

  • Interviewing your PA
  • Reassurance and advice
  • Providing you with contracts

Alternatively go to our Resources page. You'll find

  • Employer checklists
  • Example job descriptions
  • Example employment contract

Lastly, got a specific question? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

What if I don't find a match?

If you have special requirements and cannot find a suitable PA, then why not create an advertisement?

  1. You create your own ad highlighting your unique requirements
  2. Potential PAs will contact you
  3. Carry out your selection and interview process
  4. Negotiate working hours and rate of pay
  5. Create a contract with the PA
  6. Get on with life!

I want my PA to have the right skills for my needs

Camden Council are offering a free training package for PAs registered with CamdenPAs. This is designed to give PAs the competencies and skills that employers require. Learn more about this offer here.

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