Funding for Personal Assistant and Individual Employer learning and development

People who employ personal assistants (Individual Employers) 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.

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) for individual employers is money from the Department of Health that can be accessed via Skills for Care. Its aim is to support the ongoing development of people working within the adult social care sector.

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What is a Trade Union

A trade union is an organised group of workers who have joined together to achieve common goals such as better working conditions, living wage and a safer working environment. Ordinary working people are in trade unions

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Two of the most rewarding years of work I have ever done

When I was asked to write this blog, there were a massive number of different topics and issues that came to mind about which I could have written.  The only problem being, they would all have been about problems, about the negative side of being a PA, which is a job that I love. 

So, I thought that I should write about something a little more positive; and here goes:

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Building an Online Community for PA's

This site is about building an online community of Personal Assistants.

  • UNISON acknowledge that this kind of work can be isolating.
  • The site is designed to provide information and guidance on issues that face Personal Assistants.
  • UNISON want to offer Personal Assistants the chance to share ideas and best practice.
  • As a member of the online community you will be invited to join UNISON and take full advantage of all the union has to offer.
  • The site will offer links to other organisations that offer support and information for Personal Assistants.
  •  This site will keep you updated on policy changes and new legislation that affect Personal Assistants.
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UNISON, the union for Personal Assistants