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Walsall Personal Assistant Network

Ideal for All has been commissioned by Walsall Council to increase the number of Personal Assistants registered on the Walsall Personal Assistant Network (a free online directory bringing together PAs and those looking to employ their services).

As part of this contract, Ideal for All is also offering PAs advice and training to improve their knowledge and skills in personal care.

If you are interested in becoming a PA or already work as personal assistant, Ideal for All can offer you advice and support in the following ways:

Help to register

- If you are PA and are available to work for Walsall residents, you can register online today by visiting the Walsall Personal Assistant Network web page.
- You can also contact us for advice on registering or improving your profile on the directory.

Interested in working as a Personal Assistant?

- Attend one of our introductory events or book a one-to-one meeting with one of our advisers for information, advice and guidance on working as a personal assistant in care.

Training and Qualifications

- Enrol onto the ‘Introduction to Personal Care Assistant Award Level 1’ delivered by Walsall Adult Community College.
- Begins August 2016.
- Fully funded (no cost to you).

Walsall PA Network Steering Group

Would you like to take part in a service user steering group to improve the Walsall PA Network? Ideal for All is looking for members to join a small group who either access the directory as a PA or as an employer, and are willing to share their views and experiences. There will be three steering group meetings held over the next six months. The first meeting will take place on 13th July 2016 in Walsall.

For more information about the Walsall PA Network contact Viv Palmer on 0121 558 5555 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

What is a PA?

Some people use their Direct Payment or own resources to employ a Personal Assistant. A Personal Assistant provides their employer with one to one support so that they have more choice, independence and control over their life. Increasingly PAs are working for disabled people, older people and individuals with long term health conditions. 

For more information about the role of a Personal Assistant and frequently asked questions, download our leaflet below.

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