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Working as a Social Care Personal Assistant

If you are employed as a Personal Assistant or thinking about working as one, there are some useful resources to help you.

What is a Personal Assistant?

Personal assistants are employed by many people, including older people, disabled people and parents of disabled children, to provide care and support as part of a commitment to what has come to be known as 'personalised care'.  They are sometimes known as Independent Living Support Assistants.

The Personal Assistant's Online GuidebookOpens new window

The Welsh Government has funded a partnership of organisations to develop this online guidebook and multimedia learning tool.  It provides anyone who is either already working as a Personal Assistant (PA) in social care or thinking of joining the profession with an up-to-date and accessible way to learn more about the role of the PA, gain awareness of the key issues PAs face and access sources of further information, learning and support. 

Employer toolkit

The Care Council have produced an online toolkit for direct payment employers and personal assistantsOpens new window

Make an application

A variety of Independent Living Support Assistant positions are available within the Swansea area supporting individuals to live as independently as possible.

Find out more and make an application Independent Living Support Assistant vacancies.



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