Working together to change lives

Independent Lives is a user-led charity and social enterprise working to change the lives of disabled people, people with support needs and carers. Our vision is a fair society where everyone can participate and has the opportunity to fulfil their potential. 

A guide to employing personal assistants using your direct payment

If you're considering employing personal assistants using your direct payment, then our handy video guide is the best place to start.

In less than 15 minutes, this short video will explain the key roles and responsibilities of becoming an employer using a direct payment.


Author: Gareth Shephard

Become a trustee

We are looking to recruit new trustees to our board and are now recruiting people with experience and passion in the following sectors: Lived experience of disability, health and social care, HR and legal.


Author: Sylvia Mills