The Personal Assistants Network is an information site designed to provide information and guidance for the following people:
- Personal Assistants (P.A.s)
- People who already employ a P.A. or would like to
- People who would like to become a P.A.
Giving money instead of services gives people greater control over their lives and provides the means to decide how and when that care is provided, usually by employing a Personal Assistant (P.A.) directly or through an agency.
For those that already are, or considering becoming, a Personal Assistant, this site will give advice on Legal Rights of an Employee and the Legal Responsibilites of an Employer. It will give some idea of the sorts of jobs a P.A. may be asked to do. It will signpost to sources of help and support. It will offer the chance to share ideas and best practice with other P.A.s through the e-Forum. The website will be used to give information regarding any relevant training which may be available and the views of its members will be sought on a variety of issues.
For people already receiving or in the process of applying for Social care, this site will help to explain more about Direct Payments. It will give information which can help in making the decision whether to employ a Personal Assistant directly or through an Agency. It will keep you up to date with new legislation involving leave entitlement, pension schemes ad Tax and NIC. There are many people who will be able to give advice and support and you will find contact details or advice on how to find them on this website.
PA Net is a network for P.A.s and P.A. employers and membership is FREE.
As a member of PA Net you will be invited to join the PA Net E-forums where you get the chance to discuss issues and problems with others in the same situation. You will be able to ask or give advice to others on how to handle a tricky issue or how to get through the ‘red tape’ and paperwork.
As a member of PA Net you will receive the PA Net Briefing – a newsletter exclusive to members. We hope you will also contribute by offering any news stories or giving feedback to what you would like including in your newsletter. See the details on how to contact us.
The PA Net website offers researched information on anything from Employment Law to guidance on how to perform certain support tasks. The website will keep you updated on policy changes and new legislation.
PA Net is a membership network and will be steered by its members. Feedback is most welcome.
This site will be continually updated and will reflect the needs of its members.
- Access to the PA Net forum
- PA Net Newsletter – exclusive to members of the PA Net
- Information on policy changes, new legislation, training and more straight to your inbox