Join to become a personal assistant

Applications for the Support with Confidence scheme closed on 29 May 2024.
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Working or wanting to work as a Personal Assistant? Join our Support with Confidence scheme.

If you are interested in becoming a Personal Assistant, or you are already working as a Personal Assistant and want to join our Support with Confidence scheme, please complete our online form. 

Sign up to become a personal assistant with Support with Confidence

People who wish to work or are working as a Personal Assistant and want to join our Support with Confidence scheme.

Join Support with Confidence  

You must either:

  • Live within Nottinghamshire or Nottingham City
  • Be willing to work with people who live in Nottinghamshire or Nottingham City

You do not need to have any formal qualifications or experience. However, you should have a particular interest in providing care and support for people who have social care and or health care needs. 


You will need

  • To complete the online application form 
  • To set up a profile for the Notts Help Yourself PA directory
  • To complete the Support with Confidence accreditation scheme which includes e-learning training
  • To provide two references which are requested upon receipt of application and have an Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check

What will happen next

This online form will take approximately 10 minutes to complete. Once you have submitted the form we will review your application, request your references, provide you with the information and support needed to undertake the process and register on Nottinghamshire Help Yourself. 

When you join the scheme you will receive:

  • Free training
  • Free Enhanced DBS check - including relevant barred list checks
  • Guidance and support with registering on the online register “Nottinghamshire Help Yourself”

As a member of the scheme:

  • You will be registered on the online directory “Nottinghamshire Help Yourself” where you can be contacted for PA roles
  • You have access to the online provider forum where you can get in touch with and network with other PA’s who have completed the Support with Confidence Scheme
  • The Support with Confidence logo will be included on your profile on Nottinghamshire Help Yourself


Join Support with Confidence

Alternative ways to do this

Download the application form [Word] and return to:

Support with Confidence, Notts Help Yourself
Strategic Commisioning Team
County Hall
Loughborough Road
West Bridgford

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