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Welcome to Sunderland

Penderels Trust
Unit 33 North East Business & Innovation Centre
Wearfield
Enterprise Park East
Sunderland
SR5 2TA
Tel: 0191 516 6276
Fax: 0191 516 6277
Email: sunderland@penderelstrust.org.uk



Your Service Manager is:  Daniel Jones 
Your Independent Living Advisers are: Maria Bakatselos
  Stacey Stephenson 
Your Finance Manager (Managed Accounts) is:  Susan Craig 
Your Clerical Officers are: Thomas Rogan
  Nicola Chipp

















Welcome to Penderels Trust Sunderland

Please find below some general information on the services we offer.  You can also access our PA Finder service from this page.  Please click on the appropriate link which will take you to the information you need.  Please contact us at the office if you need any further help or information.

For more information on our general services, please click here.

To access our Events Calendar, please click here.

For more information on how to find a personal assistant in Sunderland on PA Finder, please click here.

To apply to be included as a personal assistant on PA Finder, please click here.


In Sunderland, all users of our services are able to have free access to our document centre. In the document centre, you will find useful information fact sheets and commonly used forms that you will be able to download and save onto your own computer or print out.

You will need to be registered to use the document centre. Please e-mail us at sunderland@penderelstrust.org.uk or call 0191 516 6276 and ask for your document centre login number. Please note that it may take up to 3 working days to be activated so why not register now?

Once you are registered, please click on the button to access the centre.

If there is a document you would like that is not on the document centre, please e-mail us at sunderland@penderelstrust.org.uk and will send it directly to you.


Our Services

Penderels Trust is working in partnership with Sunderland City Council to support adults and children who receive direct payment in the area to get the most of their care money and to achieve their goals.  Our support includes:

  • Support when recruiting a personal assistant
  • Guidance on all aspects of being a good employer including legal obligations and responsibilities
  • Support with choosing and using a care agency
  • Help with money management and keeping accurate records
  • Payroll services
  • Managed accounts

Please contact our team in Sunderland for more information.


PA Finder: For Employers

If you are looking to employ someone to meet your care and support needs, we know it can be a daunting and sometimes expensive task. Finding the right personal assistant is important and it can be difficult to know where to begin to find that right person.

Sunderland PA Finder has been developed jointly by Sunderland City Council and Penderels Trust. Using PA Finder is free to use whether you are receiving community care funding or paying for your own care. You can access PA Finder 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Getting Started

We recommend you read the information below before you use PA Finder. To start your search for a PA, please click here.

Using PA Finder

You will be able to access a list of personal assistants looking for work in your area and use the search criteria to find the right personal assistant for you. You will still be able to choose the person you employ and they will work for you, not Sunderland City Council or Penderels Trust. You will still need to interview them to make sure they are right for you and you will have to meet all your legal obligations as an employer. Help is available to support you with this (please contact your Independent Living Adviser at the office details listed at the top of this page).

The link to access PA Finder is below, but please read the following information carefully before you use PA Finder.

Your Responsibilities

Information provided on PA Finder is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, this information must not be taken in any way as a warranty by Sunderland City Council or Penderels Trust about the status of any personal assistant on the Register. Neither Sunderland City Council nor Penderels Trust will accept any liability whatsoever arising out of the use of information obtained through PA Finder, or any liability arising from employing a PA on the Register.

The selection, recruitment and employment responsibilities of using a PA from PA Finder sit entirely with the employer, including undertaking a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (this was formerly CRB), references and checking eligibility to work. Penderels Trust can help you with this. Please contact them at the Sunderland office (contact details can be found at the top of this page).

Once you have employed someone, it is important that you issue your employee with a contract of employment and a job description within eight weeks.  Penderels Trust can help you with this.  Please contact them at the Sunderland office.

Safeguarding

A PA may be removed from PA Finder if they provide false or misleading information, we receive negative feedback from an employer, or if a safeguarding allegation is upheld. If you are concerned about someone’s continued inclusion on PA Finder, please email us at pafinder@penderelstrust.org.uk or call Penderels Trust on 01226 736602.

Getting Started

Please note that this is a new service and we are still working hard to populate PA Finder with PAs.  If you are unsuccessful in your search this time, please do return at a later date and try again as we are adding new PAs all the time.

To start your search for a PA, please click here.

For further information about PA Finder and help with searching, email us at pafinder@penderelstrust.org.uk or call Penderels Trust on Local Rate 01226 736602.

PA Finder: For PAs

Are you a personal assistant or interested in a career in care in Sunderland and looking for work?

Sunderland PA Finder has been developed jointly by Sunderland City Council and Penderels Trust. Join the Sunderland Personal Assistant PA Finder and make finding the right job much easier. It is free to join PA Finder and you can say where and when you would like to work.  Potential employers will be able to search PA Finder and see your profile at any time.  PA Finder will be actively promoted throughout Sunderland.

Applying to be on PA Finder is easy, simply email us at pafinder@penderelstrust.org.uk or call Penderels Trust on Local Rate 01226 736602 and we will send you an application pack. Or you can click here to apply online.

To give you an idea of what you can expect when working as a PA in Sunderland, please read our ‘Personal Assistant Handbook Sunderland’ (click here to view).  As a PA working in Sunderland, we would expect you to work to the Code of Conduct Sunderland (click here to view).

Useful Links

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