Personal assistants

A personal assistant, or PA, is someone who is employed by someone who has care or support needs and who is in receipt of a personal budget. As a personal assistant, you will undertake a wide range of care and support tasks, such as:

If you would like more information regarding personal assistants or about registering, please email

Register as a personal assistant

If you want to work in social care, you can ask to be registered on the local Personal Assistants (PA) Register. The Peterborough Care Directory lists PAs in Peterborough, enabling them to advertise their skills and availability to potential employers who have social care support needs. You will be helping to empower them to live as independently as possible. 

To join the register, you are required to download and complete the following items:

Please return the above completed forms to:

  • FAO: Faith Boys
    Peterborough Council for Voluntary Service
    32-34 Cromwell Road
    PE1 2EA

Benefits of being a personal assistant

  • Access to training
  • potential employers can view your professional profile at any time
  • employers have the assurance you have met council standards
  • access to monthly support groups for personal assistants in Peterborough.