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Organising your own support


Organising your own Social or Continuing Health Care Support with Direct Payments

Once you’ve made the decision to go the direct payments route for your Social Care support, SILC can help you in the following ways:

  • understanding what your options are and the most appropriate way of managing your direct payment,
  • helping you recruit and employ a personal assistant if you wish to do so and
  • accessing training for both you and your personal assistant.

Recruiting and employing a personal assistant

SILC can support you every step of the way:

  • helping you prepare a specification, outlining the skills, knowledge and experience that your assistant will need,
  • helping you write a contract and job description detailing the hours of work and the tasks involved,
  • helping you to draft and place a job advertisement,
  • helping you to send out application forms and shortlist replies and
  • being there with you whilst you interview suitable candidates.

DBS and reference checks

Once you’ve decided on who you’d like to employ, we’ll help you:

  • carry out Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks and
  • follow up references.

Confidentiality and Safeguarding

SILC will ensure that your personal details are not made public or shared with anyone other than the person or people you choose to employ. We’re there to help protect your privacy at every stage.
(For more information, please see our privacy page here)
SILC, Astolat, Coniers Way, Burpham, Guildford GU4 7HL. Tel: 01483 458111  Privacy Policy 
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