Make it Personal – Be a Health and Social Care Personal Assistant

Do you want to know more about one of the fastest growing professions in the country for both full and part time employment?

If so, come along to an information event and learning session run by Disability Sheffield and start a career in health and social care.

The event is being held in Sheffield Hallam’s Heart of the Campus building (room HC.0.29) on Wednesday 15th February from 3:00pm to 5:30pm.

This event will give you an opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of the role of the Personal Assistant within health and social care.

Disability Sheffield are aiming to increase the recruitment and retention of those working in the PA role by giving you access to the information and resources required to gain employment in this line of work.

There will be opportunities to chat to those who not only employ their own Personal Assistants, but also people who are currently working as PAs themselves. Individual Employers and Personal Assistants will also be on hand to share their knowledge and experiences alongside informal learning sessions for you to get involved in.


The event will feature three key sessions which are a must for any student wanting to get into Health and Social Care work;

Session 1 – Terminology and Differences
This session is a short exercise that will help you understand the differences between the care roles in the Health & Social Care industry.

Session 2 – What is the PA role?

As well as covering what attributes an ideal PA would possess, this session also involves a short Q&A that will help to dispel any myths you may have heard about the role of a Personal Assistant. We will also present you with a number of scenarios that will lead you to question what a PAs values, attitudes, beliefs and behaviours might be.

Session 3 – Being a PA
This session will be an informal discussion around what it might mean to support an employer in the various roles that a PA may encounter.

Alongside this, there will be audio and visual information running that will detail real life experiences of Employers and their PAs. There will also be lots of resources available on the day for you to take away with you.

Read Francine’s PA journey here.

Read Lucy’s PA story here.