Employer Advice and Guidance
Employing personal assistants (PA’s) / carers can improve your independence significantly – you can choose who you want to support you, the tasks they need to do, and when you need them. Purple know that it can also be quite daunting but good information and advice can really make a positive difference.
Below you will find links to help you on your journey with recruiting, supporting and keeping PA’s. Our toolkit provides you with all the information you need and acts as a reference for you whenever you are thinking about PA’s.
We have tried to make the toolkit as practical as possible and have not used any jargon.
We know sometimes people like to speak with advisors and this toolkit is not about replacing that service – but hopefully complementing it, giving you the confidence to make the most of your direct payment.