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Welcome to PA Finder

A free service connecting people seeking a personal assistant (PA) and people working as a PA

If you are someone looking for a PA/support worker then you can advertise your vacancy with us by registering and adding your profile to PA Finder. You can also search our database of PAs who are seeking new opportunities.

If you are a PA looking for new opportunities then you can advertise your availability to work by registering and adding your profile to PA Finder. You can also search all of the work vacancies currently advertised on PA Finder.

For more information about what is involved in becoming a PA please see the "Being a personal assistant" guide by Skills for Care by clicking here.

PA Finder is not a care or recruitment agency and is also not an automated matching service and as such, PA Finder/SILC cannot be held responsible or liable for the recruitment of PAs. We strongly recommend that a thorough recruitment process is always followed including interviews, following up references and carrying out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

SILC is able to provide free support with recruitment and DBS checks for people whose care is funded by Surrey County Council and/or the NHS. We are also able to support people who fund their own care or live outside of Surrey but we would have to charge for this, details of the cost of this can be obtained by contacting the SILC office.

Skills for Care funding for training

Skills for Care have now opened their offer of funding towards training for people who employ Personal Assistants (PAs) to provide their care and support. The funding can pay for lots of helpful courses, for example you could arrange for your PAs to have Moving and Positioning Training in your own home, using your equipment.

SILC can help you:

  • Identify courses that suit your needs;
  • Apply for the funding; and
  • Deliver the training in a suitable venue.

The deadline for applications is 28th February 2020.

Full details of the courses on offer and training dates can be found on our training page by clicking here