Personal Assistance Service (PAS)

To the core of the Independent Living Movement is personal assistance. Working to the agenda of the 'Leader', a PA enables the disabled person to make their own decisions and be in control of their own life. A PA undertakes a variety of tasks under the direction of the leader (on an one-to-one basis), ranging from personal care, educational and social supports to household assistance etc.

PAS are trained by DCIL, and are funded by the HSE and through Community Employment Schemes run by FAS, with programmes of study also available within the National University Ireland Maynooth and University College Dublin.

Key Benefits of Personal Assistance:

  • It is delivered and tailored to each Leaders needs.
  • Disabled people are enabled to take up education, training and work opportunities.
  • Personal Assistants enable disabled people to be an independent member of family, community and society.
  • Personal Assistants afford disabled people the opportunity to control their own lives.
  • Personal Assistants means, Independence, Empowerment, Rights and Options for disabled people.

The Donegal Centre for Independent Living is the largest service provider of Personal Assistants in County Donegal and we recruit new PAS on an ongoing basis. If you or someone you know wants a job that is challenging and rewarding, has variety, and is satisfying then this could be it.

No experience necessary as full training is provided by dedicated and experienced staff both in-house and on the job through a variety of training programmes. Contact us for further details.

Below you will find a summary of current DCIL PA Services.