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Your views on self-employed PAs

December 17, 2021

Earlier this year, we asked our members and their networks to share their experiences as self-employed Personal Assistants (PAs) or those who contract them or work alongside them.

The survey was completed by 39 respondents including PA employers, self-employed PAs, self-employed contractors, other support workers and other key stakeholders (independent support and local authority staff for example).

We’ve now produced a report outlining the key themes and comments from the survey results.

The report is broken down into different sections:

  • Self-employed PAs
  • Contracting with a self-employed Personal Assistant
  • Benefits
  • Disadvantages
  • Additional charges
  • Difficulties being accepted as a self-employed PA
  • Risks
  • Support for Personal Assistants
  • Registration
  • Local Authorities and self-employed PAs
  • Issues to explore / food for thought

You can access the report on self-employed PAs here.

We hope the results can help inform the conversations taking place within the social care sector, including the Personal Assistant Programme Board and National Care Service consultation.