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Personal Assistants

Complete our online form to join Reading's PA Register.

Many older people and adults with care and support needs (because illness or disability) prefer to directly employ their own carers - known as Personal Assistants.

The work is varied - depending on the needs of the person it may involve providing: 

  • personal care (help with washing, dressing etc.)
  • help with meals
  • help with household tasks and errands
  • support to get out and about to take part in activities

You don't need any special qualifications for this role. If you like working with people, have a calm, flexible approach and good communication skills this could be the job for you.

You can find information and advice on becoming a Personal Assistant on the Skills for Care website:


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