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.

ACT actforfunding.org
Active Independence activeindependence.org
ARC arcuk.org.uk; panet.org.uk
BCPC (Dudley MBC) bcpc-net.co.uk
Breakthrough UK breakthrough-uk.co.uk
Cheshire Centre for Independent Living cheshirecil.org
Compass Disability Services compassdisability.org.uk
Essex Coalition of Disabled People ecdp.org.uk
Hammersmith and Fulham Action on Disability hafad.org.uk
Independent Living Association ilawestsussex.org
Leeds Centre for Integrated Living leedscil.org.uk
Leeds Centre for Integrated Living leedscil.org.uk
Low Incomes Tax Reform Group disabilitytaxguide.org.uk
Options 4 U options4u.org.uk
Pay & Employment Rights Service pers.org.uk
Peoplehub: personal health budgets network peoplehub.org.uk
RUILS ruils.co.uk
Richmond Users Independent Living Scheme ruils.co.uk
Sefton Carers Centre sefton-carers.co.uk
Sheffield Centre for Independent Living sheffieldcil.org.uk
South Yorkshire Centre for Inclusive Living sycil.org
Southampton Centre for Independent Living southamptoncil.co.uk
Stockport Council stockport.gov.uk
The Disability Resource Centre drcbeds.org.uk
Trafford Centre for Independent Living traffordcil.co.uk
Trafford Council trafford.gov.uk
Unison unison.org.uk
West of England Centre for Inclusive Living wecil.co.uk
York Council for Voluntary Service yorkcvs.org.uk; ilsyork.org.uk