EDDPSS offer a range of online resources aimed at assisting people involved in the use or support of Direct Payments in the East Dunbartonshire area.
EDDPSS publish a range documents to support people who are using Direct Payments or who are interested in applying for a direct payment. Here you can view and download these documents online.
Training and knowledge sharing is an important aspect of supporting those concerned in managing a direct payment. EDDPSS offer a range of training options for those interested in developing their skills.
Although unable to instruct individuals as to which payroll provider to use, EDDPSS can provide details of suitable organisations. The information provided on each organisation has been submitted by that organisation and therefore should not be considered as a recommendation.
An alternative to employing you own PA, agencies often have more resources to cover holidays and sickness. However, they do not always offer the same flexibility and sometimes charge extra for specific tasks. Again, the information provided on each organisation has been submitted by that organisation and therefore should not be considered as a recommendation.
If you pay for the services of a personal assistant under the DIRECT PAYMENTS SCHEME – you are just that: an employer.
Being an employer brings with it responsibilities and legal obligations. For example if your employee is injured whilst helping you, you could be sued in the courts. It doesn’t have to be your fault. The fact the employee suffered injury whilst working for you may be enough for the courts to award compensation to your employee.
Similarly, if your PA causes any injury to others outside the home or damage their property, whilst in undertaking PA duties for you – you may be liable to pay compensation.
You cannot opt of your responsibilities and you are bound by the Employers Liability Compulsory Insurance Act.
The Inland Revenue, the Scottish Personal Assistant Employers Network (SPAEN), and Direct Payments Scotland (DPS.) are just three of many other organisations providing vital information and support.