“Good employers make better
employerABILITY is about people becoming an effective employer of their own carers which is run by Hertfordshire PASS. Andrew Bird (employerABILITY Co-Ordinator) says: “ We are hoping to get more employers of their own carers living independently and managing their own budget. There will be a Health and Safety check for the apprentices and their own carer.” There is going to be a phone line for employerABILITY that we call the Support Service line it will help the employer deal with any problems they could have with their own PA:
- Dismissing a PA.
- Financial Problems.
- Payment procedures.
- How to stay as a private employer.
- About Access to Work and other benefits.
What does employerABILITY do for you?
employerABILITY enables you to become a better employer and gives you experiences of experienced employers.
Why should you go for employerABILITY?
We have the knowledge of the experiences that places like statutory bodies don’t have. We have an employer in the organisation who has been experienced on direct payments for 11 years who turns out to be Owen our chairman and Andrew (employerABILITY Co-Ordinator) has been an employer for his own carer for 6 years. Owen says: “ That you have to be a diplomat bearing in mind that as an employer you will have issues that will occur that not in normal happenings of life bearing in mind that you are in a unique position to build a very professional relationship with another person. One of the advantages that we have is that we can all talk from experience therefore we have more appropriate ways of going about different issues.”
employerABILITY also has a video uploaded on YouTube to watch it please click this link.
For more information please see our EmployerABILITY FINAL evaluation report .
The 2nd independent evaluation of Hertfordshire PASS’s employerABILITY programme ( – involving the development of a new apprenticeship in ‘being an employer of PAs’ and combining it with an apprenticeship for PAs) has now been published by Margaret Martin, the report’s author – go to attached link.
We are thinking of partnering with Real Life Trust.