Publication - Advice and guidance

Personal Assistant Employers Handbook Easy Read

Published: 1 Apr 2014
Part of:
Health and social care
ISBN:
9781784123246

What you need to know about employing personal assistants

23 page PDF

2.1 MB

23 page PDF

2.1 MB

Contents
Personal Assistant Employers Handbook Easy Read
What do I need to know about employing a personal assistant?

23 page PDF

2.1 MB

What do I need to know about employing a personal assistant?

responsible for support outcomes

You will be responsible for making sure your support meets your outcomes (the things you want to happen).

local support organisation will help

Your local support organisation will be able to help you to do this.

information

You can contact Self Directed Support Scotland to find out if there are any support organisations in your area.

The contact details for Self Directed Support Scotland are:

postal address

Self Directed Support Scotland

4 PURE Offices Bonnington Bond
2 Anderson Place
Edinburgh
EH6 5NP

phone

0131 516 4195

email

info@sdsscotland.org.uk

website

www.sdsscotland.org.uk

www.sdsinfo.org.uk

find out

There are things you will need to find out about before employing a personal assistant.

get references

You will need to find out how to get references.

References are given by people who used to employ someone. They will tell you about what the person did in their old job.

arrange staff training

You will need to find out how to arrange staff training.

manage your staff

You will need to find out how to manage your staff.

insurance

You will need to find out about any insurance you might need as an employer.

safe guarding

We think that you should make sure your personal assistant is a member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme.

The Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme is a way to check that a person is not known to be unsuitable to work as your personal assistant. It checks things like criminal records to find out more about a person.

website

For more information about the PVG Scheme please go to: www.pvgschemescotland.org/what-is-PVG.html


Contact

Email: Allie Cherry