This publication was produced by Skills for Care and is a refresh of the personal assistant (PA) toolkit that was originally developed in 2009 with ARC.

The following people took time to read and comment on the original PA toolkit:

Mrs D Betts, Mr P Barton, Mr Cosgrove, Linda Dickinson, Dee Frost, Pauline Heslop, Sue Jackson, Tracey Jannaway, Carol Jones, Sarah Kent, Terence McNeilly, Nina Osborne, Lynn Paterson, Christine Redshaw, David Rolph and Mrs P Sherriff.

Our thanks goes to the members of these organisations, who provided comments and feedback that helped to produce this version.

Active Independence
BCPC (Dudley MBC)
Breakthrough UK
Cheshire Centre for Independent Living
Compass Disability Services
Essex Coalition of Disabled People
Hammersmith and Fulham Action on Disability
Independent Living Association
Leeds Centre for Integrated Living
Leeds Centre for Integrated Living
Low Incomes Tax Reform Group
Options 4 U
Pay & Employment Rights Service
Peoplehub: personal health budgets network
Richmond Users Independent Living Scheme
Sefton Carers Centre
Sheffield Centre for Independent Living
South Yorkshire Centre for Inclusive Living
Southampton Centre for Independent Living
Stockport Council
The Disability Resource Centre
Trafford Centre for Independent Living
Trafford Council
West of England Centre for Inclusive Living
York Council for Voluntary Service;