Becoming an Employer and Recruitment Support

Becoming an employer and employing your own staff directly usually gives you the most control over your assistance, but it also gives you responsibilities under the law. This may sound daunting, but there is a lot of support available to you, making being an employer as simple and as effective as possible for you. As long as you get advice or support whenever you might need it, you have every chance of getting what you want out of being an employer.


DAD Direct Payment Support Service Payroll dates for 2020 - 2021 (Darlington)

Dates to ring in by:                       Date wage due to Personal Assistant (PA):

06 April                                                       10 April

01 May                                                       08 May

01 June                                                      05 June

29 June                                                     03 July 

27 July                                                       31 July

24 August                                                  28 August

21 September                                            25 September

19 October                                                23 October

16 November                                            20 November

14 December                                            18 December

11 January 2021                                      15 January 2021

08 February 2021                                     12 February 2021

08 March 2021                                         12 March 2021

There is a new email address for sending in your payroll hours, please use This email address is specifically for payroll hours and you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt.

It is important that you ring in with the hours on the above dates by 12 noon to ensure your payroll is processed in time for you to pay your PA’s on the due date. Please remember to tell us about any holiday, sick pay or leavers at each payroll. If you wish, you can ring in with your hours before the Monday of payroll week.

We endeavour to provide you with a reminder courtesy call but please don’t rely on this as we cannot guarantee to do this on every payroll. If you would like to receive a text reminder please let us know.

Other ways to give us your hours:

  1. Email Payroll Hours
  2. Leave a message on 01325 360524 leaving your name and contact number so that we can call you to verify the hours.

We will send you details of payments to be made by Friday of payroll week (so long as we have the hours in by 5pm on the ring in date).

If you receive your payroll details earlier than Friday and you choose to pay your PA early, please make them aware that this is not their normal pay day as there may be occasions when we are only able to get payroll details to you on the Friday.

You must make sure that you pay any HMRC payments as soon as you receive your payroll letter.



How you can support us

As a local organisation we very much rely on the support of our local community, and continue to support people flexibly to have greater choice and control and remove the barriers that disabled people and children experience in their everyday lives. We support over 2,000 people every year.  But we need your help.

Click here to find out how you can support us

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