Welcome to the Being the Boss website

We cannot guarantee the legal accuracy of the information provided on this site. Visit our Links section for organisations who can advise you further. Furthermore the promotion of advertised services does not imply that they are approved by Being the Boss and we will not arbitrate or participate in resolving any dispute with the provider.

This website has been created to address the lack of peer support available to disabled people who employ our own Personal Assistants (PAs). We aim to do this by sharing information based on the experiences of disabled people who employ our own PAs, and by providing a safe forum to discuss/share ideas. It is very important to appreciate that there is no ONE correct way of working with PAs. We all have our different approaches and we must respect and value this. However, we can all learn from and support each other to become better employers and to have a better relationship with our PAs.

NB: The website is for disabled people who employ PAs however they are funded - it is NOT just for disabled people who are receiving Direct Payments or Individual Budgets from the local authority.

STOP PRESS: The 'Being the Boss' organisation of PA employers has now been formed. Click here for more information and an application form. Click here to order the Handbook for Disabled Employers and Their Personal Assistants.

This helpline will be answered by people who themselves are disabled people who employ their own Personal Assistants, carers and support staff.

The number to call is 07872 038370

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