SILC logo with the text PA Finder to the right.

About Us

PA Finder was launched in 2006 following a need for an online service to support people to find a personal assistant.

It is owned and managed by Surrey Independent Living Council (SILC), a Surrey based charity providing services to support people to remain independent.

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 work suitability checks including Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks.

In 2014, SILC won the National Independent Living Award for Providing Greater Choice, Control and Independent Living, in recognition of the PA Finder service.

Photo of SILC member of staff with the National Independent Living Award

In addition to PA Finder, the services that SILC provide include:

  • practical advice on independent living,
  • support with recruiting and employing personal assistants,
  • training including Support with Confidence and Be a Good Boss training,
  • support with budgets, bank accounts and financial management,
  • community engagement and peer support,
  • managing and administering carer support payment schemes,
  • Carer Prescription Service.

For further information about SILC and what we offer, please visit