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Welcome to the Wakefield PA Database and Matching Service

Are you disabled person, or someone with a long term condition, in the Wakefield District?

Do you need support to live independently? Help with personal care, household tasks, getting out and about? Want choice and control over how your support is given and who provides it? Need someone you can trust and rely upon?

Welcome to the Wakefield PA matching service

Would you like to be a personal assistant in the Wakefield District?

  • Do you want to assist a disabled person live independently?
  • Do you need flexible, fair employment and access to training and development?

Welcome to the Wakefield PA matching service

Our website contains useful information for people who want support, or personal assistants who want to be employed by disabled people. Our service can help you to find someone local who meets your needs.

The service is designed by disabled people, led by disabled people and personal assistants. We can help you gain fair employment, access to training and development, better terms and conditions and safer, flexible support.

"Now I employ my own personal assistant, I can choose what time I get up, when I go to bed and have choices about what I eat and when."

"I've got a PA who will help me get to gigs, so I can go out with friends from my school without my mum!"

"My PA gives me control over where I go and how I live my life and it doesn't have to be the same each day. She helps me stay in my own home safely and I have my life back."

"The agency charged a lot and my father didn't always get the same person each day, which made him anxious. With his new PA, we have someone we trust, so we have peace of mind. When we see him now, we do fun things as a family, instead of having to dress him and change his sheets. He has control and pride again."

The Wakefield PA Matching Service is a collaboration between Choices and Rights (in Hull), Vision Sense (in Jarrow), Wakefield DIAL (in Castleford) - we are all disabled people who use PAs and we are working together to provide safe, valuable services in Wakefield District.

The project is funded by Wakefield Council. To register, or for more information, visit us at http://www.wakefield.padatabase.org

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