Advisory Organisations for Employees and Employers

This page gives contact details of organisations, both government funded, private or charity which can offer help and advice for Personal Assistants and people who employ (or are thinking about employing) Personal Assistants.

If there is any information you need that you don’t see here then contact us and we’ll do our best to help.

INDEPENDENT  LIVING  FUND  (ILF)

The Independent Living Fund (ILF) is dedicated to delivering financial support to disabled people and advancing standards of independent living. They  provide discretionary cash payments directly to disabled people so they can purchase care from an agency or pay the wages of a privately employed Personal Assistant.

PO Box 7525
Nottingham
NG2 4ZT
Telephone: 0845 601 8815
Textphone: 0845 601 8816
email: funds@ilf.org.uk.
www.dwp.gov.uk/ilf/

Disability Rights UK

Give support and information around Direct payments and Individual Budgets.  It has a directory of organisation offering advice, which you can search for by town or type.

www.disabilityrightsuk.org

THE DISABILITY ALLIANCE

Provide information on social security benefits, tax credits and social care to disabled people, their families, carers and professional advisers.

www.disabilityalliance.org

BEING THE BOSS

This website offers the opportunity for disabled people who employ PAs, however they are funded, to share information based on their experiences and provides a safe forum to discuss/share ideas.
website: www.beingtheboss.co.uk

SHAW TRUST

Is a national charity which supports disabled and disadvantaged people to prepare for work, find jobs and live more independently.

Telephone: 01225 716300
Minicom: 08457 697288
www.shaw-trust.org.uk

BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR SUPPORTED EMPLOYMENT (BASE)

BASE is a membership organisation for supported employment agencies and supported businesses in the UK.

Tel: 08445 617445

Website: http://www.afse.org.uk/

BRITISH INSURANCE BROKERS’ ASSOCIATION (BIBA)

Website: http://biba.org.uk/

FISH INSURANCE

Disability and independent living insurance providers offering a carer & personal assistant insurance policy

website: www.fishinsurance.co.uk
Telephone: 01772 724 442

HM REVENUES AND CUSTOMS

Advice on a variety of subjects including tax credits, child benefits, National Insurance, PAYE, SSP.

www.hmrc.gov.uk
Telephone 0845 300 3900

PENDERELS TRUST

Penderels Trust’s aim is to assist service-users with all aspects of independent living including preparation for assessment, providing annual cost of care, accessing funding sources e.g. the Independent Living Fund, assisting people to recruit and train their own staff and liaising with other services and professionals. There is also a recruitment page for PAs and employers.

www.penderelstrust.org.uk
Telephone: 02476 511611

ACAS

Help with employment relations by supplying up-to-date information on employment law and independent advice to employers and employees to solve problems.

Helpline on 08457 47 47 47
Text Relay by dialling 18001 08457 474747
Website: www.acas.org.uk

Gov.UK (formerly Business Link)

Is a government online resource for employers, with information on tax, payroll, employment law, health and safety, becoming an employer and much more

www.gov.uk/

Disabled Parents Network (DPN)

Is a national organisation who provides support information and advice to disabled parents and their families.

www.disabledparentsnetwork.org.uk

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