FREE Training for Disabled People and their Personal Assistants

Free training to improve care quality for Midlands disabled people

From August, free training will be available for disabled people and carers in Derby and Nottingham. This is all thanks to a Skills for Care grant to local charity Disability Direct.

Disability Direct will work with local providers Nimbus and CredAble Provider Aspire Physio to run courses that will help local people give and receive the best quality care.

The courses will explain what’s expected of a Personal Assistant, how to move and handle someone safely, the responsibilities of the person employing the PA, and how to manage your PA.

The term Personal Assistant (PA) is used instead of carer because a PA is directly employed by a disabled person to support them. It is not a care role in the traditional sense.

Amarjit Raju, CEO of Disability Direct, explains why they are running the training:

There is a lack of advice for disabled people on how to be good employers of PAs. And it’s difficult for PAs to learn the skills they need because of their working hours. This training will teach disabled people and PAs what they need to work well together to improve their health.”

Claire Torkington, Area Officer at Skills for Care agrees,

Skills for Care wants everyone to have the highest quality care possible and training Personal Assistants and their employers is one way to do this. This grant works with people’s care requirements so that they can attend the training without having to worry about the extra costs. Everyone who attends gets their travel and care costs paid for and a certificate of achievement.”

The 4 half-day courses will be run every month in August, September and October. Spaces are limited so book soon

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Call 01332 404040 to book for Derby Based Sessions

Call 0115 958 3948 for Nottingham based sessions

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