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Funding for training

It's important that individual employers and personal assistants (PAs) have the right skills to do their roles.

If you employ your own care and support through a personal budget from social care or health or using your own money (this is sometimes called being a 'self-funder'), you can apply for funding to train you and your personal assistants (PAs).

What can I claim for?

The money can be used to pay for training to develop you as an employer and to develop the skills of your PA(s).

It can pay for training courses, expenses to get to and from the training and for a replacement PA when your usual PA is attending training.

It can be used for different types of training like moving and assisting, first aid, communication, dementia awareness, diabetes awareness, risk assessments, skills for employers, and qualifications like a diploma in health and social care.

How can I apply?

Before you apply for funding, read this guidance document which explains more about the funding and how to complete the application form. 

When you've read the guidance document, complete the application form and send it to us with the relevant documents. You can download it as a Word document or a PDF document.   

Applications can be sent at any time up to 17.00 on 28 February 2020.

If you have any questions, read these FAQs, or get in touch via email (funding@skillsforcare.org.uk) or phone (0113 241 1275). 

Help us to spread the word

We want as many individual employers as possible to apply for funding, so please help us to spread the word. These resources can help:

You can email us for free printed copies of the leaflet and poster. 

 

 

Money for training