Personal Assistant Employer's Handbook

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

Case study - Paul

How a support organisation assisted Paul to recruit 4 PAs.

Paul requires support from his PAs to help maintain a family life as well as assisting him to contribute to, and access, society. With the assistance of a support organisation, Paul developed the job description which includes both personal and domestic duties within the household as well as providing support so he can access the community, to work etc.

Paul was supported through the recruitment process and was signposted to relevant organisations for specialist information, such as employment/contract information, payroll organisations etc. He also inquired about training for his employees and the support organisation provided Paul with relevant training sources that would deliver the specific training he felt was important for his employees.

With the support and advice he received, Paul has now been employing staff for four years; consequently Paul enjoys his citizenship rights and is respected as an equal player in society.



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