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Employing someone as a Social Care Personal Assistant

Information and resources for employers of Social Care Personal Assistants.

Employer toolkit

The Care Council have produced an online toolkit for direct payment employers and personal assistants.  This toolkit was developed and informed by a group that included organisations which support employers and personal assistants, local authorities and direct payment employers. 

The toolkit provides useful information and guidance, ideas and examples of good practice which will help direct payment recipients who are employers to support their personal assistants to gain the skills they need to be confident and competent in their roles.  It can help with your role as an employer from considering the skills, knowledge and attitudes you may be looking for when employing personal assistants to different ways of approaching their learning and development.

Independent Living Team

The Council's Independent Living Team can offer advice and support for Direct Payment users who need to recruit a personal assistant.

Contact them on 01792 636445 or email

Other sources of information

Our contracted payroll support provider Compass Independent LivingOpens new window also has useful information and links on their website.

The Money Advice Service also has information on employing someone to help with your careOpens new window

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