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Author Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS)
Date 01/08/2021
Resource Type Self-directed Support Library

PA Employer Handbook - Self-directed Support Scotland (SDSS)

The guide for people employing or thinking of employing a Personal Assistant.

click here to access the PA Employer Handbook

A personal assistant (PA) in social care is an employee of someone typically receiving an Option One Direct Payment to pay for their support needs. A PA’s role is to provide support as their employer directs to help their employer live their day-to-day life and work towards their ‘personal outcomes.’

Within this handbook we have also provided some information on arrangements a direct payment holder may have to engage a self-employed worker. However, as a handbook for PA employers, most of the information relates to employment, including the risks in engaging self-employed workers who might still be regarded as employees under employment or tax law.