Direct Payments Courses for Direct Employers and Personal Assistants

Introduction to Direct Payments training for Direct Employers(Direct Payment recipients)

(fully funded/free to attend)

This FULLY FUNDED series of training sessions have been developed by people who receive direct payments and longstanding recipients of direct payments.  The programme is also available to anyone who funds their own care as a Self-funder who also wants to know more about their rights and responsibilities as an employer. 

Whether or not you employ a Personal Assistant, these sessions will help you to understand how to manage your direct payment effectively and will give you clear guidance about your rights and responsibilities in this regard.

The importance of good communication, good employment practice and the legal implications of your role will be included throughout the programme.

Here is an outline about what you can expect from the full programme.

Day 1: Recruitment

· Writing job descriptions & person specifications: Preparing job adverts: Advertising: Shortlisting: Interviewing: Making a job offer

Day: 2 Contracts

· Pay;Pension;Redundancy;insurance;What the Support Agencies Offer;Role of Birmingham City Council Finance Team

 Day 3: Induction

 Supervision; Learning & Development; Health & Safety; Risk Assessments; Managing Working Relationships; Sources of Support Available




Direct Payments Information and Resources

The information on this page is for Direct Payment Recipients, Personal Assitants and anyone who would like to gain further knowledge on the processes, benefits and support around Direct Payments.

If you are from Birmingham City Council Assessment and Support Planning and please visit the Direct Payments Learning Resources homepage where you will find the e-learning, case scenarios and other information to support your role.

What are Direct Payments?

Direct Payments, Your Care and Support

Information about the Prepaid Card

Becoming an Employer

If you are a considering taking up a Direct Payment and employing your own Personal Assistant the information below may be of use to you.

To see a presentation about Employer and Employee Rights & Responsibilities please click HERE

Please note this material is provided solely for reference purposes for delegates of this event.  It remains (c) The Change Agency and must not be altered, distributed or resused in any way without the express written permission of Mahtab Khan


Please click HERE to see a Graphic Record of one of our events about how to recruit a Personal Assistant

Last modified: Wednesday, 17 June 2020, 1:46 PM