There is Free Support Available for PAs

There are friendly and free services available to talk through the decision to become a Personal Assistant (PA) or if you need help or are feeling isolated as a PA. Organisations that provide a range of information, advice and support to PAs across Scotland are available. Some of these are specifically focussed on PAs’ needs whilst others are more generic for any worker.

The PA Network Scotland

The PA Network Scotland is available for any Personal Assistant in Scotland. Visit their website at the link below.

Local organisations

You can also find local organisations or groups in your area that can offer you help and advice using our Find Help service.

The National Wellbeing Hub and Helpline

There is lots of helpful advice about topics including mental, financial and physical wellbeing on the National Wellbeing Hub – visit the website using the link below.

The National Wellbeing Helpline is also available for everyone working in health and social care services, including PAs. It is a compassionate listening service which you can access whenever you need it – 24 hours a day, 7 days a week – by calling 0800 111 4191.

Next steps

Get in touch with the PA Network – you can find their contact details on their website below. Or visit the National Wellbeing Hub website using the link below.

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Last Updated
20 February 2024
First Published
01 July 2022
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The information does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice. You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal and professional advice from a lawyer about employment law matters, or an accountant/ tax specialist about taxation matters, and from HMRC and your insurers. You should not rely solely on the information in this Handbook. Support organisations listed in this Handbook can help you find appropriate sources of advice.