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Free Training and Qualifications

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This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for you and your PAs to get FREE TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS!


Employment Law

Managing Disciplinary and Grievance issues

Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults 

First Aid awareness

Infection Control

Food Hygiene

Moving and handling

Recruitment and selection

Interview Skills

Health and Safety

Equality and Diversity

Managing Difficult Situations

Managing Staff

Financial Management skills

Disability Awareness

Confidence Building

Manual Handling ( employers own home)

Learning at work (QCF Qualification) Home learning:

Safe handling of medicines

Principles of dementia care

Mental health awareness

Certificate in the principles of the preventions and control of infection

Preparing to work in adult social care

Team leading

Equality and Diversity

Duration of courses are between 2 & 3 hours (Learning at work courses are 1, 5 hours for enrolment. Courses will be running between August and October.


Workshops to launch "A guide for individual employers: supporting your personal assistant to gain the skills they need"

Workshop1Skills for Care will be holding a number of half day workshops across England to introduce a new guide which is a framework for learning and development for individual employers and their personal assistants. The workshops will be held with the national coproduction advisory group of Think Local Act Personal.

The workshop is aimed at individual employers, personal assistants and organisations that support them, as well as care providers, local authorities and training organisations.

These free workshops will provide opportunities for participants to learn about how to access the guide and to work with others to identify how the guide can be used to support learning and development.

Dates and venues:
2 July - BVSC, Birmingham
4 July - Holiday Inn Regents Park
11 July - Manchester Disabled Living
12 July - The Vassal Centre, Bristol
16 July - York Racecourse
18 July - Trinity Centre Cambridge
The event will take place 12.45pm-4pm and lunch will be provided.

To book your place, fill in the online booking form at

You could be losing ££££'s in funding to train your P.A's

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Funding for Personal Assistant Training

People who employ personal assistants can apply for a grant directly from Skills for Care to support the full cost of learning and development for both themselves and their personal assistants.


Funding is only available for a limited time (training must start by 30th September 2013. Your Direct Payments Advisor can help you apply. Act now or you will lose out!

Tracey received £7049 for training and said:-

I applied for funding for my PA training and found the whole application process easy to complete and have had a successful outcome from my application.


Call Ideal for All now 0121 558 5555

Or you can apply online at

If you need any help completing this, then contact your Self Direct Support Advisor who can help


"Skills For Care" PA Training - Funding still available

PASkills For Care still have money available to help individual employers and personal assistants to access training.

Individual employers can apply for money from Skills for Care for themselves and their personal assistants which will cover level 2, 3 and 5 diplomas and support training in range of areas including:

  • Emergency first aid
  • Drug administration
  • Moving and assisting
  • Safe guarding
  • Professional boundaries
  • Food safety
  • Passenger Transport Assistants Training Scheme (PATS)

The money can also be used to help individual employers to broaden their skill base, be more confident in their role and carrying out supervisions and appraisals with their personal assistants. Additionally the money could be used for individual employers to pay training providers for tailored courses that are specific to their needs. For more information and how to apply visit contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , or speak to your direct payment adviser.

An individual employer is someone who employs Personal Assistants (PAs) to provide care and support for themselves or a loved one.

You can apply for funding now. Grant funding will be allocated on a 'first come, first served' basis between now and 31 March 2013. Make sure you apply early so you don't miss out

I applied for funding for my PA training and found the whole application process easy to complete and have had a successful outcome from my application, I received £7049 for training.
The training has been used for Level 2 Level 2 Award in Communicating with Deaf blind People without sign language, Level 2 QCF Health & Social Care & a mixture of short courses. The wages for the PA are covered while training.

Service User

Personal Health Budgets

What is the aim of a personal health budget?

The aim of a personal health budget is to give individuals more choice, flexibility and control in meeting their individual health care and well being needs.

What is a personal health budget?

A personal health budget can help people to get the services and support the need to help manage their health needs, letting them take as much control over how money is spent on their care as is appropriate for them. It does not necessarily mean giving them the money itself.

At the heart of a personal health budget is a care plan. The plan sets out a person’s health care and wellbeing needs, the health outcomes a person wants, the amount of money in the budget and how this will be spent.

Who can get a personal health budget?

To start with, personal health budgets are being considered in just a few clinical areas and health conditions. These include NHS Continuing Health Care and some long term conditions.

What can I spend my personal health budget on?

The personal health budget can be spent on care or services that are set out in a person’s care plan and have been agreed. The personal health budget cannot be spent on: alcohol, tobacco, gambling or debt repayment or anything that is illegal.

What have people used personal health budgets for?

There are lots of examples of the types of things people have used their personal health budget for. Each looks to provide support in a way that best meets their individual needs. These range from specific pieces of equipment to gym memberships. It can also help people get the support of their valued health care professionals in a way that better fits their own lives.

When will personal health budgets be available?

People receiving continuing healthcare from the NHS will have the right to ask for a personal health budget including a direct payment by 2014. However, there is a pilot programme underway and the final report on the evaluation will be available in October 2012.

Third party Arrangement:

An independent organisation legally independent of both the person and NHS (for example a voluntary organisation such as Ideal for All) holds the money on their behalf and buys or provides the goods and services chosen and agreed.

Health Care Direct Payment

This is when the money is given to the person and they buy the goods and services chosen and agreed.

Ideal for All have supported people on direct payments (social care) for 14 years or more and have the experience and knowledge to support and train you in managing a direct payment and employing personal assistants. Unfortunately direct payments will not be available until 2014 and currently are not available under the pilot.

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