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Introduction
Information for Providers / Businesses
Application fees to join Support With Confidence
Personal Assistants – about being self-employed or employed

Introduction

The Support With Confidence scheme is run by a number of Local Authorities and provides a list of businesses and/or individuals providing care and support services who have been successfully approved, demonstrating that they have undergone the appropriate training and met background checks.

Membership is subject to checks by your local authority, they will tell you what you need to provide find your Local Authority running the scheme here

We will also require you to agree to comply with the Terms and Conditions of the scheme which includes the Code of Conduct

Information for Providers / Businesses

From cooking or cleaning, helping with shopping or bathing, to odd jobs or taxi services providers and Personal Assistants who offer care or support at a client's home or in the community can now apply for approved status as a member of the Support With Confidence scheme.
Support With Confidence is run by Local Authorities who provide a listing for residents to search for approved members.

Membership is subject to checks by your Local Authority, they will tell you what you need to provide.

We will also require you to agree to comply with the Terms and Conditions of the scheme which includes the Code of Conduct

The Application Process

Please follow the information on your Local Authority Become a Member link here

Guidance Notes

 

You will need to include copies of supporting documents to verify some of the information requested, according to the sections you need to complete.
Terms and Conditions of Approval are included in application form, and membership is subject to compliance with the Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct as published on the website.

 

Application fees to join Support With Confidence

Fees are levied by your Local Authority and will differ.  Please click on your area to see your local fees or contact your Local Authority list of Local Authorities here

Membership is subject to compliance with the Terms and Conditions and Code of Conduct as published on the website.

Personal Assistants – about being self-employed or employed

Before you make any decisions you should contact your local HM Revenue and Customs office (below).

Please follow the advice provided by HMRC (HM Revenue and Customs)

Their website says that it is not a matter of choice whether a worker is employed or self-employed – although there is no definition in law. It depends on your circumstances.

Their site has detailed guidance, together with an online tool called an ‘Employment Status Indicator' which anyone can use. Don't miss the sections on the following link entitled ‘Employed or self-employed' and ‘Employer's obligations':

Employment Status – HMRC

Find your local Tax office – HMRC

HMRC webinars

Should I register as self-employed? PA Net