A PA will either be employed by an individual who requires support or will be self-employed. The PA’s on this site have not been checked by or endorsed by Devon County Council. For more information please read our terms and conditions. A PA is employed by someone who needs social care, either because of their age or disability, to enable them to live as independently as possible. This could include helping with shopping, household tasks, supporting people to access community resources like the library as well as community activities and leisure facilities. A PA can also help with personal care such as bathing and getting dressed.