Individual employer funding

If you receive a direct payment from your local authority, or your own money to employ your own care and support staff, you can apply for this funding to cover the cost of care related training for yourself and your personal assistant (PA).

Individual employer funding closed on 28 February. To keep up to date about any future funding opportunities, sign up to our quarterly newsletter by registering on our website and select 'Newsletter to individual employers and those who support them' in the 'Subscription preferences' section. If you already have a Skills for Care account, please login and select this option under your preferences. 

Watch our video about the funding available.  


Important information: individual employer funding for personal health budget (PHB) holders

The initial funding available to PHB holders through the individual employer fund has now been disbursed in full. Following the success of this initial pilot, Skills for Care is working with NHS England to secure additional funding to ensure that we can continue to support PHB holders. PHB holders who wish to access funding are encouraging to email so that we can notify them when funding opens again or check the Skills for Care website regularly for up-dates.


More information and useful resources about employing your own care and support staff can be found on the information hub for individual employers and personal assistants.

If you have any questions please call 0113 2411275 or email

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