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Assistant Employer Handbook

Are you employing or thinking of employing personal assistants?
Are you a personal assistant or thinking of becoming a personal assistant?

Access free information or support

Anyone needing support, whether already accessing social care or just taking first steps, can access free information or support.

Find Help will locate organisations relevant to your needs and help you make contact.

Important links to your local authority, payroll services and Independent Support Organisations can be found here and this guide can tell you about what these organisation’s roles are in supporting you.

You can simply talk through this guidance and learn so much more by finding your local Independent Support Organisation.

View the Development Timeline for the PA and PAE Handbooks.


Please note that the information contained in this Handbook is provided for guidance purposes only. Every reasonable effort is made to make the information accurate and up to date, but no responsibility for its accuracy and correctness, or for any consequences of relying on it, is assumed by Self Directed Support Scotland or any other contributing party.

The information does not, and is not intended to, amount to legal advice. You are strongly advised to obtain specific, personal and professional advice from a lawyer about employment law matters, or an accountant/ tax specialist about taxation matters, and from HMRC and your insurers. You should not rely solely on the information in this Handbook. Support organisations listed in this Handbook can help you find appropriate sources of advice.