Personal Assistants’ Programme Board

A Personal Assistants’ Programme Board has been set up by the Scottish Government with the aim of ensuring the integration of PAs into the overall social care workforce. The Board meet every two months and includes representatives from the following members: PAs, PA employers, Scottish Government, Independent Support Organisations and other key stakeholder groups.

What will the Personal Assistants’ Programme Board do?

The Board will identify issues important to PAs and what is needed to help develop and support the role of PAs. Subgroups will focus on taking forward agreed key priority areas for action and will report their progress to the Board regularly. This will help the Board to fully understand the wider issues which affect PAs and to advise the Scottish Government. For example, this might be promoting the value of the PA role, support of improvements in working conditions, training needs for PAs, work to reduce isolation and increased access to information and support.

Where can I find out more information?

A web page has been set up that contains further news and information on the Programme Board, including the latest newsletter and updates on the progress of the work plans of the subgroups.

Next steps

Take a look at the Personal Assistants’ Programme Board website below.

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Last Updated
21 June 2022
First Published
28 April 2022
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