Welcome to the PA Register

Welcome to Disability Sheffield’s PA Register 

The easy way for IEs and PAs to find each other 

Promoting choice, control and independent living for disabled people in Sheffield. The PA Register helps this happen.  

This is the place to be if: 

  • you’re and IE wanting to recruit a PA, or 
  • you’re a PA looking for work with an IE 

The PA Register is an easy way to be introduced to each other safely. 

 (PA means Personal Assistant or carer, the person employed by the IE 

IE means Individual Employer, the person who employs the PA 

DP means Direct Payments – the way an IEs care package is funded.) 

 How does it work? It’s quick, easy and free:

First sign up as either a PA or Individual Employer

Then search the PA Register and check out the profiles – it's easy: 

  • Tick the Location boxes first.  Click Search 
  • Check out the search results 
  • Then if you want, scroll down to Search Options and refine your search by ticking the boxes. Click Search 
  • Use the PA Register message facility to contact the people from your search result 
  • Wait for the replies  

Before you begin please read the Terms and Conditions and for more information check out  our FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

Of course, if you need a little support to use the PA Register, maybe because of your impairment or perhaps because you don’t have access to a computer, we’ll happily work with you. 

 ….and just a reminder: 

We politely remind you to reply to all the messages you receive as soon as you can. Of course, it's absolutely fine if PAs aren’t interested or available for job, or if IE’s haven’t got a vacancy anymore – just say.  

 …and finally: 

The PA Register and Disability Sheffield aren’t an employment agency - you’re in control. It’s your choice. The PA Register is just a great way to be introduced to each other safely.  

Anyone can register as a PA or IE on the PA Register – we don’t recommend, check or vet anyone using it. But we do recommend that IEs get written references (and DBS checks where appropriate) before employing a new PA. 


Disability Sheffield would like to thank the Big Lottery Fund for the funding they provided to enable us to develop this PA register.



We believe independent living means that disabled people have the same freedom and rights to exercise choice and control over their own lives as any other person. The PA Register helps this happen.