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For Care Recipients:

Choosing an independent Personal Assistant (independent carer) to provide your support is a great way of:

  • Enabling you to live your life to the fullest
  • Keeping control of your life
  • Gaining flexible support with task you may need help with
  • Having choice over who supports you
  • Getting greater consistency in the person who supports you

…but how do you know you are in the hands of someone you can trust?

Reassurance when it matters most

Our unique approval scheme sets the standards for all Personal Assistants to abide by.

With the QCAS stamp of approval you can be reassured that your Personal Assistant

  • Has a conviction-free enhanced DBS on the Live checking Service
  • Has positive references which have been manually verified
  • Has the right to work in the UK
  • Has verified identification
  • Has an overseas police check where required
  • Has agreed to conform to the QCAS code of conduct
  • Has a unique Photo ID badge

Hassle-free, with all the benefits

We understand that you want to ensure safety for you and your loved ones when someone visits your home to provide care or support, however many people are unsure what they should check for and how to confirm the documents are valid. QCAS removes this complication so All you need to do is look for the trusted QCAS ID badge.

Our live checker even means you can or a loved one can check the status of your Independent carer’s QCAS status at any time.

What if I have concerns about my Personal Assistant?

You can call us. We are here

So what is next?

If you feel that an Independent Personal Assistant (carer) is the right choice for you. We recommend to contact an 'introductory service' that introduces QCAS approved Personal Assistants.

You can also find Personal Assistants with the help of social prescribers via your local GP surgery as well as local charities.

Once you have found a Personal Assistant you like, always check they are QCAS approved by asking them for their unique identification number and check it using our live checker at any time.

Becoming a member

Demonstrate your commitment to providing quality care and receive the many benefits that come with QCAS approval.

Becoming a member of QCAS is straightforward and our team will support you all the way.

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As a Community Interest Company (CIC), we are a social enterprise that has been set up and run for the benefit of the community. We rely on donations to further improve and grow the service across the UK and strive to ensure as many people as possible are able to access the high-quality care they deserve.