Being a personal assistant can be a very rewarding career, but don't take our word for it; hear from some people who work as personal assistants.
Caroline is a PA for Claire, who has a learning disability and uses a personal care budget to pay for PAs. She works as a PA whilst studying at University.
Meet Kelly and Elem
Kelly and Elem work as personal assistants, supporting an elderly lady called Anne. Kelly previously worked in retail but after being involved in a serious accident, she decided to become a personal assistant as she wanted to help others.
Mo works as a personal assistant, supporting Helen with her personal care and social needs. He has worked in care for 9 years and decided to become a personal assistant 2 years ago. Mo has worked with many different people ranging from elderly people to younger people with learning disabilities.
Sue is a personal assistant and supports Marta who has Freidrichs ataxia Sue has a long background working in social care before becoming a personal assistant. Sue supports Marta with personal care, housework and social activities.
Meet Tuiji and Charlotte
Tuiji and Charlotte are personal assistants for Anne who has advanced dementia. They support Anne in her own home with personal care tasks, meal times and social activities. Tuija was a city worker but decided to become a personal assistant to make a difference. Hear more about what Tuiji and Charlotte do!