Thank you

With thanks to the organisations involved in the development of this resource:


Scottish Government


Ayrshire Independent Living Network (AILN)


Community Contacts


Cornerstone SDS


Dundee Carers Centre


Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living (LCIL)


PA Network Scotland


SDS Forth Valley


To all the PA Employers who gave their time and expertise as part of the PA Employer Reference Group.


To all Local Authority, Independent Living Fund (ILF) Scotland and Disclosure Scotland colleagues who gave their time and expertise as part of the Local Authority Reference Group.

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Last Updated
10 June 2024
First Published
28 March 2022
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