Employing your own personal assistant(s) can help you live independently, in a way that you choose. Our online toolkit will help you to recruit a personal assistant and explains what to do when they’re working for you.

Employing personal assistants’ toolkit

This toolkit guides you through the process of recruiting, managing and training a personal assistant. It’s available online or you can email marketing@skillsforcare.org.uk for a free paper copy.

Individual employer funding

You can apply for funding to pay for training to develop you as an employer and to develop the skills of your personal assistant(s). It can also cover the cost of travel and hiring replacement support.