ACAS (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service)
Employment relationship experts, offering practical information and advice on employment matters for employees and employers.
Helpline: 08457 474747
Bristol Helpline: 0117 9065 200
Publications Orderline: 0870 242 9090
Age UK has a vision of a world in which older people flourish. We aim to improve later life for everyone through our information and advice, campaigns, products, training and research.
Address: 207-221 Pentonville Road, London N1 9UZ
Telephone: 020 7278 1114
Criminal Records Bureau
Our aim is to help protect children and vulnerable adults by providing a first-class service to support organisations recruiting people into positions of trust.
Tel: 0870 909811
Textphone: 0870 9090344
Department of Health
Website: www.doh.gov.uk see also http://www.direct.gov.uk/
Enter "direct payments" into the search engine to access the relevant pages
Policy Related Enquiries: OPDEenquiries@doh.gsi.gov.uk
The National Council of Disabled People from Black and Minority Ethnic Communities
Waltham Forest College, Forest Road, London EH17 BJB
Telephone/Fax: 020 8527 3211
Health and Safety Executive
Provides information on Health and Safety in the workplace and publishes free leaflets
Bristol office: Inter City House, Mitchell Lane, Victoria Street, Bristol BS1 6AN
Telephone: 01179 886000
Independent Living (1993) Fund
The Independent Living Fund is an Executive Non-Departmental Public Body of the Department for Work and Pensions. We are a national resource dedicated to delivering financial support to disabled people and advancing standards of independent living.
Address: P.O Box 7525, Nottingham NG8 3RD
In Control believes people who need support can control their own lives and be full citizens - using Personal Budgets as part of their Self-Directed Support
National Employers Helpline
Gives advice on many aspects of tax, national insurance contributions
Telephone: 0845 71443143
New Employers Helpline
Telephone: 0845 6070143
National Centre for Independent Living
250 Kensington Lane, London SE11 5RD
Telephone: 020 7587 1663
Textphone: 020 7587 1177
Social Care Institute for Excellence ( Personalisation Videos on Social Care TV)
Taking on an employee (toolkit)
This tool outlines the five steps an employer must take when employing someone for the first time. It applies to most first-time employers who have already decided who they want to take on. More information is provided at each step of the tool for employers who may have further legal obligations.
You can also get advice and information on employment matters from the Business Link Helpline on 0845 600 9 006. It's open Monday to Friday between 9am and 6pm.