Working as a PA can be extremely rewarding but can mean you work alone for much of the time without colleagues to speak to or bounce ideas off. In Suffolk we run a PA Forum which meets regularly to get PAs together for informal discussion and networking and to offer training and support in areas of interest. Further information on the next forum date will be available soon.
Training and development should be a part of any role within the care and support sector and it is no different for PAs. There are many options for training available to PAs including short courses, e-learning and other information covering specific subject areas. For further information please visit the Suffolk Brokerage website
PAs can also undertake formal qualifications in social care such as a Level 2 or Level 3 Diploma in adult social care. For further information on this, and for information on funding that might be available towards the cost of training, please visit the Skills for Care website: