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Useful Information and Documents

We want to support everyone who uses this service to feel that they have information they need when hiring PA and when looking for work.* If you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch.

Skills for Care have developed an Employing a PA Toolkit which sets out in individual booklets the different stages of recruiting and retaining PAs. Available in easy read, audio and visual.

Together with Individual Employers and PA’s we developed the Your Guide to Employing a PA in Portsmouth. This guide sets out the steps in recruiting a PA.

What is a Direct Payment?

Managing a budget and being responsible to pay a PA wages can be daunting, but there are services available to you to support you with the financial aspects of hiring a PA.  Find out more in the Managed Account Factsheet.

Disclosure and Barring Service Check, what is it and how do I get one?

Insurance, who needs it and how much does it cost?

Discrimination, Protected Characteristics, what are your responsibilities?

Portsmouth City Council Training Directory for employers and PAs to find Portsmouth City Council run training sessions

Training Forms:

  1. PCC Training Booking Form
  2. Skills for Care Individual Employer Funding Application Form


  1. Interview Advice and Questions
  2. Employment Contract

*If you are looking for information that’s not here please tell us and we’ll do our best to get you the information you need and include it on the website for  others to use.