Skills for Care

Support for individual employers and PAs

Our dedicated pages for individual employers, personal assistants and supporting organisations brings together a range of resources and useful information for people employing their own care and support. It also has information about the personal assistant role and resources to support organisations that work with individual employers and personal assistants.  

An individual employer is a person directly employing a personal assistant for their care and support. This is usually done using a direct payment from a local authority, a personal health budget from the NHS or their own money (or a combination).  

Employing personal assistants is a way people can have choice and control over care and support arrangements; focusing on what’s important to them.  

These pages include information about learning and development for both individual employers and personal assistants, as well as funding to pay for training.  

News for individual employers and PAs

See the latest news for individual employers and personal assistants.



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