Pay & Conditions
Employers have a legal responsibility to ensure that they pay their employees at least the minimum wage. Guidance on the current minimum wage can be found on the Gov UK website.
Further advice about rates of pay for assistants can be found on the Disability Rights UK Website.
Taking on a paid assistant comes with significant responsibilities, as you are an employer. These include pay, tax, terms & conditions of employment, holiday leave, insurance, maternity leave, pensions etc.
We strongly recommend that you look carefully at the Skills for Care ‘Employing Personal Assistants’ toolkit. For more personal help, you can contact one of the Direct Payment Support Providers who can help you manage your new responsibilities.
You can also find information on the ACAS (Accreditation, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) website on employment matters.