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Setting up my care business

When you're looking to provide care and/or support to people, generally the least interesting bit is how you go about setting up the company - we all just want to get on with the actual job... but setting yourself up properly is important to protect you and the service user.

There are pretty much three different options that you have:

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Be employed by
the service user

Work for yourself

Work for a provider
or agency

Each one of these brings different benefits and responsibilities to both you and your clients, so as well as working out what you want, if you have some clients already lined up, then it would be worth talking to them to see what they want too. There is a page for service users on employing their own staff, which you may find useful to share with them.

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