Become a personal assistant
The role of a personal assistant is to support an individual with any aspect of their life where they require care or support. Personal assistants usually provide support in the individual's own home.
Some personal assistants are employed by the individual receiving support, others work for a personal assistant agency or choose to be self-employed. Some personal assistants work full or part time with one individual, whereas others have a number of clients who they support.
You can find more information about becoming a personal assistant on Leicestershire County Council's website.
Explore the local case studies below to find out what it is like to be a personal assistant.
Personal assistant - watch this video to see how Jess built her career as a personal assistant and how she fits her role around her family life.
Personal assistant - read Sunny's story to find out how he has built a career specialising in delivering personal assistant services to people who are Deaf or hard of hearing.
Personal assistant - read Liz's story to learn what her role as a personal assistant involves and what inspired her to start a career in adult social care.