Where to get support as a PA

There are a number of organisations that provide a range of information, advice and support to Personal Assistants (PAs) across Scotland. Some of these are specifically focussed on PAs’ needs whilst other are more generic for any worker.

Personal Assistant Network Scotland

The Personal Assistant Network Scotland is the only specialist organisation in Scotland, dedicated to supporting PAs.

Membership is free and the PA Network Scotland offers a range of benefits and support to PAs.

Find out more on their website: https://www.panetworkscotland.org.uk/


ILG PA is a UK-wide membership platform which offers support, wellbeing advice, training, guidance and rewards

There is a cost for membership although some Employers may cover the cost of this.

Find out more on their website: https://www.ilg-pa.com/

Online SDS forum

SDS Scotland host an online forum dedicated to discussions around Self Directed Support. It’s free to join and you can use the forum to ask questions, share information or start a conversation.

You can access the Forum here: https://forum.sdsscotland.org.uk/

Help with employment issues

There are other organisations who can give advice specifically on employment issues. Check out the article in the Resources section below.

Next steps

You can find further information at the resources found below.

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Last Updated
23 May 2024
First Published
01 April 2022
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Please note that the information contained in this Handbook is provided for guidance purposes only. Every reasonable effort is made to make the information accurate and up to date, but no responsibility for its accuracy and correctness, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by Self Directed Support Scotland or any other contributing party.

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.