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Employing your own Personal Assistant (PA) is a popular choice for Direct Payment Holders, but as an employer you have to think carefully about the obligations you will have to your employee.

Hertfordshire Direct Payment Support Service is here to support you through this process.

We offer independent information, advice and guidance to support you through the process of employing your own PA, assisting with:

  • recruitment of a PA
  • advertising
  • payroll service information
  • contracts of employment
  • DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) checks
  • reference checks
  • employers liability insurance
  • budgeting
  • support with completing auditing information

Working alongside Hertfordshire County Council, we will support you through the process of setting up your direct payment. Once you are set up, you will be in full control and able to manage your direct payment.

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