Publication - Advice and guidance

Personal Assistant Employer's Handbook

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

Basic information about what you need to know if you are considering using Option 1 - a Direct Payment becoming a Personal Assistant (PA) employer

45 page PDF

161.8 kB

45 page PDF

161.8 kB

Personal Assistant Employer's Handbook

45 page PDF

161.8 kB

ISBN 978 1 78412 320 8
DPPAS 13216

This document is also available in pdf format (413KB)


Background and introduction

Becoming a PA employer - The Pathway

Being a PA employer

The role of information and support organisations

Case study - Paul

The role of local authorities

PA employer responsibilities

Employing close family members

Pension contributions

PA employment status

The role and responsibilities of a PA

Training for PA employers and PAs

Case study - Emilie

Summary of the recruitment process

Starting up

Recruitment and employment paperwork

Example - job description and person specification
Example - application form
Example - Rehabilitation of Offenders Act (1974) form Interview checklist and example interview questions
Example - letter inviting people for an interview
Example - letter asking for a reference
Example - letter offering the job
Example - contract of employment

Useful contacts