need a pa?

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To support yourself or a family member, at home, or in the community


Embrace can support you with recruitment by:

  • Creating an eye catching Person Centred Job Advert which we can distribute widely throughout our networks ( we also hold the details of potential PAs looking for work )
  • Support you to short list, interview and obtain references for your PAs
  • Help you to source relevant training, both for yourself and for your PAs
  • Signpost you to services which provide Payroll, DBS checks and advice around Employment Law and contracts of employment

If you would help with recruiting a Personal Assistant then please click the button below:

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If you need support to find Personal Assistants, then we can help.

Embrace is a registered charity serving the people of Wigan and Leigh. We support families and individuals who receive Direct Payments to recruit, interview and employ the very best Personal Assistants. Working in the heart of our community we are well placed to ensure people get the very best from their Direct Payment or Personal Budget

If you receive a Direct Payment, Personal Budget or Personal Health Budget and think we may be able to help, please contact us on:

Telephone: 01942 233323



training for employers

Through Skills for Care Embrace have been fortunate to be able to deliver training for families and individuals who are employing Personal Assistants.

If so, why not sign up to our FREE 2 day course.

We will be running further courses throughout the year, so if you would prefer an alternative date, please give us a call and express your interest.

Course content will include; preparing to employ, recruitment, creating a person centred job description, managing and supervising staff, assertiveness, boundaries, conflict resolution and developing an essential lifestyle plan; we will also be signposting responsibilities around contracts and employment law.

The course is open to all employers, those who are at the beginning of their journey as well as those who may have employed staff for some time, this will be a fantastic opportunity to share experiences and learn together.

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Is there a charge?

We do not charge to help you find a Personal Assistant if you are in reciept of a Direct Payment or Personal Health Budget and live in the Wigan and Leigh Borough.

how embrace can help

the ways embrace can help include interviews adverts signposting

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