Independent Lives has created a comprehensive set of resources for anyone managing their own budget as a Direct Payment, and are employing Personal Assistants (PAs) or Support Workers.
All of these materials are free to use and are designed to support you to be a confident and professional employer.
Please refer to the sections below, to find out more.These step-by-step resources are structured so that you can first read guidance to explain what you need to know, then apply this guidance by using the templates.
- Getting started on Direct Payments
- Recruiting a Personal Assistant
- Making a job offer
- Getting your Personal Assistant started
- Managing and supervising your Personal Assistant
- Ending a Personal Assistant’s employment
- Additional information for employers
- Training and development available for your Personal Assistant