Information below from The National Direct Payment Forum: The National Direct Payment Forum is at the forefront of the personalisation of social and health care. We are a thriving network who meet to share, develop and review good practice. We believe the Forum is unique in its field as the only place where both … Read more
Individual Employer Funding As an individual employer you can apply for the individual employer funding to train yourself and your personal assistants (PAs). This funding can be used to cover training costs to develop your skills as an employer, direct costs of completing training/qualifications, hiring replacement support whilst your usual PA is attending training courses … Read more
Yes, you can be employed by more than one person. You should tell your current employer if you plan to do a second job, so that they can make sure they follow any regulations, like The Working Time Directive.
It’s the responsibility of your employer to have insurance. The types of insurance they’re likely to have are public and employer’s liability insurance. If you’re using your car in relation to your employment, you’ll need to ensure it’s insured for business use
No, you would not normally get travel to work costs
An individual employer may or may not have ongoing support from social services or health services. Either way, you, as a personal assistant, should not be expected to have direct contact with social care or health services unless your employer has asked you to do this on their behalf or you’re supporting them at appointments
Each local authority has a policy that helps people know what to do if they suspect that an adult or a child is being mistreated. This is usually called a safeguarding policy. It’s a good idea to familiarise yourself with what safeguarding is about and who to contact, by looking on your local council’s website. … Read more
Your employer will be responsible for paying you, however they can choose to do that through a payroll service. Will I get a payslip? Yes, by law you must receive a payslip. How much holiday pay am I eligible to? The amount of holiday pay that you’re entitled to depends on the number … Read more
No. You will be employed directly by your employer who will sort out your pay, tax, national insurance and pension contributions. Some employers use a wages/payroll agency/bureau to sort out your pay every month
The employer is the person that recruits you to support them. All employment responsibility lies with the individual, and not with the local authority, health service or any introductory services.