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As a support organisation you may be asked by individual employers and personal assistants about matters relating to budgets, funding, finance and insurance. These resources will help you find out more.
User led organisations (ULOs) can apply for a grant to deliver training for people who employ their own care and support (individual employers), and their personal assistants.
This tool from Think Local Act Personal, helps council staff, and their partner organisations, deliver Care Act compliant social care systems and processes which relate to personal budgets. It also addresses other common issues related to delivering the best outcomes for personal budget holders.
This guide provides information to help practitioners understand their role. It should be used as a reference during the process of considering whether or not to use indirect payments.
The Pensions Regulator has published some research and guidance notes for small and micro employers, including individual employers about how much automatic enrolment for their PAs might cost them.
The Pensions Regulator has developed a presentation for professionals and organisations supporting individual employers with automatic enrolment.
If your organisation supports individual employers with payroll you may also be helping them to ensure they comply with their automatic enrolment pension duties. Using the attached spreadsheet, organisations can nominate themselves as a point of contact for automatic enrolment for multiple clients (such as individual employers), let The Pensions Regulator know that your clients employ PAs, and receive emails with key information and reminders of important deadlines about automatic enrolment.
NHS England maintains a website dedicated to information and resources concerning the introduction and delivery of PHBs in the NHS. This website includes information for NHS and local authority professionals and is concerned with all aspects of the PHB process; including those beyond individual employer and PA working.
This money, paid in the form of a grant, can be used to pay for the full cost of learning and development for employers and PAs. Full guidance and application form are available (including in easy read format).
Questions and answers on the insurance needs of individual employers and personal assistants. Written for NHS organisations this document will be useful for those working in social care as well.
Published by the Department of Health, this tool helps local authorities to understand how their services compare for value for money with similar local authority areas.