This information is for people who are thinking of employing their own Personal Assistant (PA) and for those that have decided they definitely want to employ a PA. The most important thing is that you decide how your PA will support you, help you and work with you. You can decide what they will do how they will do it and when. You're in control.
Options4U is a user led organisation that has recently been set up in North Lincolnshire. It is a group of disabled people who are willing to help others understand and participate in the new system of funding personal care. Options4u have put together a DVD of how personalisation is working for groups of people and you can view the DVD online.
Handbook for employing personal assistants
Adult Social Services together with Sheffield City Council have produced a handbook to help employ a PA. This guidance has been designed and written by people who use their personal budget to employ their own PA.
The guidance comes in a number of different parts which have been attached, please click on the pages to access that part of the handbook.
Part 1: Things you need to know to be an employer
Part 2: Examples and sample documents useful for employers
Part 3: Frequently asked questions
Part 4: Skills Passport Guidance