Creating and supporting an informed employer and employee relationship within the self-directed support sector

PA REport FinalSPAEN and UNISONScotland interviewed a small number of people who use direct payments to employ personal assistants and a similar number of people employed as personal assistants in 2008. The aim of this pilot study was to identify what issues exist in the employment relationship between these two groups of people.

We would like to thank the Scottish Government for providing funding for this research and to Carole Wilkinson, Chief Executive of the Scottish Social Services Council, for her assistance

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