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COVID-19 IE and PA updates

This page will be regularly updated with the latest guidance to support individual employers (PHB holders and direct payment recipients) and PAs during this challenging period. 

Individual employers

Find information and guidance dedicated to Individual employers that may be of help during these challenging times of COVID-19.  Find out more.

Personal assistants (PA)

Find information and guidance dedicated to personal assistants (PA) that may be of help during these challenging times of COVID-19. Find out more.

We also have the following information:

Download COVID-19: FAQs for individuals in receipt of a personal budget from health or social care. A working document developed based on questions and concerns raised by members of the public, contributed to by multiple departments and organisations, including DHSC, Think Local Act Personal, In-Control, Skills for Care and the Personalised Care Strategic Coproduction Group.


COVID-19: Essential training

We’ve worked with our endorsed providers to make essential training available during COVID-19, which can also be accessed by PAs and their employers.

PAs should discuss training needs with their employer first, then they or their employer contact the learning provider to make sure the training course would be suitable - Find out more.


Share your COVID-19 challenges

We're sharing feedback! If there’s a specific problem you don’t know how to deal with, please get in touch at and we’ll work out how we can support you.


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