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Partners and local support

These local organisations have supported the development of this course with invaluable guidance and feedback. They can offer support to disabled people with training, recruitment, payroll and advice services.

Most of them also advertise vacancies for personal assistants.

Bromley Experts by Experience

Equal Lives

Gateshead Access Panel

Glasgow Centre for Independent Living

Inclusion London

Independent Living Alternatives

West of England Centre for Independent Living

If you live in a region which is not covered by these groups, then please search here

General information

Aimed at disabled people who employ personal assistants, including peer support.

Being in Control: Getting Personal Assistants (PAs)

Employing Personal Assistants

The Rough Guide to Managing Personal Assistants

Being the Boss

Employing your own care and support

Personal assistant support network

Tax and National Insurance when employing someone in your own home

Disclosure and Barring Service checks

Individual Employer and Workplace Pension Schemes for Personal Assistants

Insurance - Employer’s Liability Insurance & Public Liability Insurance

Fish Insurance

Ellis Bates Group

Information about national minimum wage

Calculating holiday pay

Disability and sexuality

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The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support

UEA (University of East Anglia)

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