Employ a Personal Assistant (PA)
If you receive a Direct Payment for Self-Directed Support, you can employ a PA using the funds.
Some people listed here are already members of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Scheme. In any case, we strongly recommend a new or updated PVG check before you employ someone.
You do not need to only consider people from this list.
You can get advice with managing a Direct Payment, including hiring a PA, through our partner agency The Lothian Centre for Inclusive Living.
You can also advertise directly for staff or look for PA vacancies through their website.