Join the Scheme
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
Information for Providers / Businesses
Membership is subject to checks by your Local Authority, they will tell you what you need to provide.
The Application Process
Please follow the information on your Local Authority Become a Member link here
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
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':