SEMPA enables people who are older, or disabled, or have a health condition, or just vulnerable to live independently in their own home by employing and managing their own care staff / Personal Assistants (PAs).
SEMPA therefore stands for:
Supporting Employers Managing Personal Assistants
- SEMPA on national tour with Premier Care SEMPA CIC is going on a national tour with Premier Care ( – one of the UK’s leading specialist insurers for the over 50s and disabled people) in February 2015. The tour involves presentations to CCGs and DP Managers and other health and social care professionals focusing on the use of Personal Health Budgets. SEMPA will ...
- Oct 2014 SEMPA Newsletter Oct 2014 SEMPA Newsletter
- SEMPA CIC Introduction by Nigel Fenner Watch a 46 second intro to SEMPA CIC and ‘what sets SEMPA apart’.
- Promotional video SEMPA CIC Contract of Trust programme – promotional video
- July 2014 SEMPA Newsletter Download here the July edition of the SEMPA newsletter
- SEMPA filming SEMPA films Peter Beresford and Mike Adams
- University of Cambridge management teaching SEMPA CIC benefits from University of Cambridge management teaching
- Owen Parry Owen Parry – prime reason for SEMPA coming into existence – dies on 22nd June
- Sponsored Cycling SEMPA raises £900 cycling 1,000 miles from Land’s End to John O’Groats
- Independent Living Fund (ILF) SEMPA videos John Young, an employer of PAs, sharing his concerns about the Independent Living Fund (ILF)
Support for older people or disabled people or those with a health condition, or those who are vulnerable
Support for professionals and relatives / friends
- Are you a social worker or health professional? Click here
- Are you a charity who works with the elderly or disabled people? Click here
- Are you a teacher or college lecturer? Click here
- Are you a relative or friend of someone you feel would benefit from
- moving out of care, or
- remaining in their own home rather than ‘going into care’? Click here
Support for groups...
Maybe you are a social worker, or college lecturer or charity responsible for a number of people who want to live independently by employing their own PAs? We can offer our employerABILITY programme as a 1 year or modular programme to suit.
We need your stories...
For much of our work we use the lived experience or stories of experienced employers of their care staff / PAs to share as a vital resource for others who need support in taking up this role. We hope you will share your stories.
Join others and join the Guild
Being an employer of carers / PAs in your own home can be a lonely experience, so why not join others and become a member of the ‘Guild of Employers of PAs’? This has been established for employers to:
- raise, set and maintain standards for being an employer of PAs,
- provide support to employers of PAs, directly and by peer to peer support by helping each other
- increase the status of employers of PAs, and
- provide a national voice.