You may not think of yourself as an employer but if you employ your own care and support staff (a personal assistant or PA) using a direct payment, your own money, a personal care or health budget or other means, that’s exactly what you are.
Skills for Care’s 'employing personal assistants toolkit' is the best place to start for any employer. It has sections on recruiting, managing and training your staff and useful templates you can download and use.
Use the sections below to find more really useful information and resources to support you as an employer.
*Funding now open*
Individual employer funding now available for training and qualifications for you and your PAs. Find out more.
*Accolades 2016-17 now open*
If you're an individual employer who's committed to the learning and development of your PAs, apply for our Accolades award 2016-17. Find out more.