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What is a Personal Assistant?

A Personal Assistant (P.A.) is someone who helps a person with a disability to do things that they may not be able to do themselves. Personal assistance is the cornerstone of the Independent Living movement.

“Personal” means the P.A. works under instruction or to the agenda of the person with a disability. “Assistance” refers to the method of working; a PA’s role is to assist. They enable the person with a disability to make their own decisions and control their own life. Check out our personal assistant service page for more information.

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