“I absolutely love my job” says personal assistant Nathan
06 Jun 2022

Here at Ethos we are honoured to witness the dedication of carers and personal assistants – both the unpaid family and friends of our clients who support them in their road to recovery and the personal assistants who provide the daily care to help our clients work their way towards an independent life. 

We would like to pay tribute to them all as part of our contribution to National Carers Week

So we had a chat with Active Assistance personal assistant Nathan Wilson, 35, about how he came to be working with Ethos clients and what he likes most about this job. Here’s what he had to say:

“I’ve worked with Active Assistance since September 2021 and, after my initial training in Leicestershire, have spent all of that time working with the Ethos clients as part of a team of five live-out PAs.

“I had previously worked in child care and most recently at a nursery attached to a primary school. But I wanted to do something different. I had some experience looking after a friend with a spinal injury so when someone mentioned vacancies with Active Assistance I was immediately interested.

“Finding out the extra work that is involved in the PA role has been a real eye opener. I work with all the Ethos clients during my day depending on the level of support they need. Every person needs to have an individual approach and this means getting to know them all really well so that you can do the best for them.

“I absolutely love my job. I have met some amazing and inspirational people. One gentleman could only walk with crutches when he came to the bungalows but now he can walk unaided. And I have just helped another gentleman book a holiday and I’ll be going with him as his PA.

“It’s an incredibly rewarding role and I have learnt so much from my clients. They are inspirational people who have lost so much in life as a result of their injuries but constantly amaze me with their determination to get on with life and achieve things. 

“I would say to anyone considering becoming a personal assistant that they should go for it and enjoy the experience. You get so much out of it,” said Nathan.

Ethos is currently recruiting new trustees and is particularly keen to welcome wheelchair users or those with health and social care experience. For further information see the Ethos Group website at or contact us by email at or by telephone at 01691 404359. 

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