This website, facilitated by Encompass, is for PAs and PA employers within the Scottish Borders. We use the term PA throughout this site as a generic name for personal assistants, carers, companions, support workers, befrienders, etc.
A PA is a person who enables people who need support to live their life as they choose. They may offer support in everyday activities such as personal care, shopping, leisure activities, social interaction and respite for family carers.
Whether you’re a PA looking for work, or a PA employer looking for staff (including emergency cover), this is the place for you!
This Database is for any PAs looking for work. However, only employers who are clients of the Encompass Administration & Employer Support Service can access the database.
We have been able to provide this service thanks to funding from the Office for Disability Issues Facilitation Fund for user-led organisations.
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