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Where to go for information on Self-directed Support

Darlington Association on Disability 01325 360524

What is self-directed support? In Control

Social Care Institute for Excellence

Using the Care Act Guidance - The Department of Health and Social Care

Adult Social Care - Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council

Where to go for information about your Direct Payment

Darlington Association on Disability Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

The Social Work Team Adults and Children - 01642 774774

Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council - Out of hours emergency duty team: 01642 524552

Alternatively if you have a mini com you can ring the emergency duty team on: 01642 602346

The emergency duty team operates when your local social care office is closed, usually between the hours of 5.00 p.m. to 8.30 a.m. the following morning. At weekends and on Public Holidays, a 24 hour emergency service is provided.

Redcar and Cleveland Adult, Children and Health Care

Carers support - Carers Together Tel: 01642 488977 or Email Carers Together
23 Queen Street Redcar TS10 1AB

Where to go for information about being an employer

Direct Payment Support Service 01642 049920 can help with Advertising, job descriptions, person specification and adverts There are also Options of recruitment support available, e.g. interviewing and use of interview room and handling applications.

Employing staff for the first time - 7 steps. Gov.uk

Employing people, A guide to new employers from ACAS

The Job Centre Portland House,
West Dyke Road, Redcar,
TS10 1DH
Get a New Job: 0845 606 0234
New Benefit Claims: 0800 055 4888
Appointments: 0845 604 3719

Creating fair workplaces, Equality and Discrimination

Where to go for information about Employers Liability Insurance

FISH Insurance 0800 088 3245

Premier Care 0845 838 4709

Health and Safety Executive

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Where to go for information about paying your staff or setting up a payroll

PAYE and payroll for employers

Running Payroll, HMRC

DAD Direct Payments Payroll Service - 01642 049920

Where to go for information about inducting and training your employees

Direct Payment Support Service 01642 049920

ACAS Recruitment and Induction - 08457 47 47 47

Or visit online at ACAS to look at tips for getting the induction right or use the online helpline

Where to go for information around Employment law, disciplinary issues and what to do if you are unhappy with your personal assistant

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

ACAS Disciplining Staff advice - 08457 47 47 47

FISH Insurance (Peninsula Employment Law Advice) 24 hour employment law advice Call our FREE on the employment advice line 24/7 on 0800 028 2420 and press option 1

ACAS codes of Practice

Gov.uk Employing people and the Law

Unison Manual handling Law

Where to go for information on Redundancy and holiday entitlement

Making staff redundant GOV.Uk advice

Direct Payment Support Service 01642 049920

GOV.UK holiday entitlement calculator

Where to go for information on Maternity leave and pay

GOV.UK Maternity, paternity and adoption calculator for employers

Maternity and what someone is entitled to - Citizens Advice

GOV.UK statutory maternity leave and guidance

Maternity Rights ACAS Helpline - 08457 47 47 47

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Where to go for information on Safeguarding

Redcar and Cleveland report abuse and Neglect Safeguarding board 01642 065 070 or Email

Direct Payment Support Service 01325 360524

Safeguarding vulnerable groups- Disclosure and Barring Service Telephone 0870 9090811

Registered Charity No. 1125848. Company No. 6688735

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