If you’re an individual who employs your own personal assistants (PAs) using a personal health budget, you can apply for funding from Skills for Care for training for yourself and your staff.
Find out more about the funding and download the application form from the Skills for Care website.
If you’re a PA and your employer receives a personal health budget, tell them about the funding using this leaflet.
What can the money be used for?
It can be used for lots of different care-related training courses and qualifications including:
- Moving and handling
- First aid
- Adult social care qualifications
- Dementia awareness
- How to be a good employer
- Bespoke training
It can also cover travel costs and the cost of hiring replacement PAs.
Each application is considered on a case by case basis and there are lots of courses you could apply for. If you’re not sure email firstname.lastname@example.org or call on 0113 241 1275.
It’s easy to apply. Download the application form and guidance.
Applications close on 28 February 2018.
You can also find training in your area through these user led organisations who’ve been awarded funding to deliver courses for individual employers and PAs during 2017-18. If you’d like to access any of the training please contact them directly using the contact details provided via the link.
More support from Skills for Care
There’s lots of information and guidance for individual employers, personal assistants and those who support them, such as user led organisations, on the Skills for Care information hub for individual employers and personal assistants.