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Where to go for information on Self-directed Support

Darlington Association on Disability

In Control

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Department of Health

Darlington Borough Council

Where to go for information about your Direct Payment

Care Manager
Adults and Children - 01325 346200
Darlington Borough Council

If you need to contact your care manager and are unsure of whom this is please contact the intake team on the number above.

Darlington Association on Disability Direct Payment Support Service
01325 360524

Peer Support

Direct Payments Peer Support Group (first Tuesday of each month) at DAD Independent Living Hub,West Lodge, West Crescent

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

DAD Stronger Voices…Strong Support, Helpline 01325 357345

This is a project which can support you to understand how you can have more choice and control over your support and help you understand the process of personal budgets and give advice if you have a problem.

DAD Advocacy Project 01325 360524

This project can provide Advocacy support if you use Adult Social Care and need support to make your views heard.
This project also provides Independent Mental Health Advocates, Independent Mental Capacity Advocates and relevant persons representative advocates.

Where to go for information about being an employer

Advertising options, completing job description, person specification and adverts

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Job Centre

Safe Recruitment, vetting service

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Options of recruitment support available, e.g. interviewing and use of interview room, handling applications

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Employers Liability Insurance

Ellis Bates 0191 232 8391

FISH Insurance 0800 088 3245

Premier Care 0845 838 4709

Direct Care Insurance 0800 458 3301

Health and Safety

Health and Safety Executive

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Contract of Employment

Gov. UK Employment Contracts Guide

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Payroll information

Gov.UK - Managing your payroll

HM Revenue and Customs

Doing your own payroll

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Employee induction and training

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

ACAS Recruitment and Induction Helpline 08457 47 47 47

Equal opportunities as an employer

ACAS Equality Direct 08456 0034 44

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Employment law, disciplinary issues and what to do if you are unhappy with your personal assistant

ACAS Disciplining Staff Helpline 08457 47 47 47

Insurance providers’ advice lines:

Ellis Bates 0191 232 8391

FISH Insurance 0800 088 3245

Premier Care 0845 838 4709

Direct Care Insurance 0800 458 3301

LawRite - Online Law Guide

Peninsula - Online Advice Guide

Holiday and sickness cover

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Care Manager 01325 346200

Emergency support (out of hours)

Emergency Duty Team 08702 402994

Manual handling

HSE - Manual Handling frequently asked questions

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Darlington Borough Council Occupational Therapy Department 01325 346200

Redundancy

Gov.UK - Dismissing staff and redundancies

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Maternity pay

HMRC Statutory Maternity Pay Calculator

Gov.UK Statutory Maternity Pay and Leave Guide

ACAS Maternity Leave and Pay Guide Helpline 08457 47 47 47

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Safeguarding

Darlington Borough Council 01325 346200

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Disclosure and Barring Service (formally known as Criminal Records Bureau) Telephone 0870 9090811

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