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Personal Assistant Finder

Personal Assistant Network

The Local Authority have a PA Finder on their website called the Care and Support Hub it gives you access to their online register of Personal Assistants (PAs) in order that you can find a PA that meets your care needs. 

You can search for a PA by clicking on 'Find a Personal Assistant' below.  You can then look at profiles of each of our PAs and contact them directly using their contact details.

You can also find out more information about what a PA is and how you can sign up to become an accredited PA in Barking and Dagenham.


What is a Personal Assistant?

Personal Assistant (also known as a PA) is employed by people who need social care, either because of their age or disability, to enable them to live as independently as possible.

A PA assists people with their everyday life. This can include helping with shopping, household tasks and help with personal care such as bathing and getting dressed.  They can also support people to access community resources e.g. the library as well as community activities and leisure facilities such as the cinema and the local bowling alley.

A PA understands that each individual is different and the support they deliver gives the people that employs them choice and control.

You can find a list of PAs that have been accredited by London Borough of Barking and Dagenham here.

It should be noted that PAs on this website are not employed by the Council. A PA will be employed by the individual person who requires the support or by the appointed ‘suitable person’ on behalf of the individual if the individual has not got mental capacity to direct their own support.

If you would like more information about PAs or would like information about how you can employ a PA, please contact:

Mary Ward, PA Coordinator

Email: Mary.Ward@lbbd.gov.uk
Tel: 020 8227 2185

Or write to:

PA Coordinator
2nd Floor South Wing
Civic Centre
RM10 7BN

Ian Marshall, PA Coordinator 

Email: Ian.Marshall@lbbd.gov.uk 
Tel: 020 8227 5128

Or write to:

PA Coordinator
2nd Floor North Wing
Civic Centre
RM10 7BN

If you would like information about becoming a Personal Assistant, please click here

Information for Personal Assistants

Working as a personal assistant can be very rewarding and a PA can make a difference to a person's life, making it possible for them to continue to live independently.  Please take a few minutes to look at the information provided about the role of the PA, what is involved, and how to get the most from the site.

People looking for a Personal Assistant (PA) will be searching for specific support to best suit their situation so it is important that you include as much information about you, your skills, abilities and availability. 

Please note that we reserve the right to remove any entries to this directory at our discretion. We hope you find the information helpful and wish you success in your search for employment as a Personal Assistant.

Click HERE to register as a personal assistant

Click HERE if you are already registered and want to sign in