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COVID-19 IE and PA updates

This page will be regularly updated with the latest guidance to support individual employers (PHB holders and direct payment recipients) and PAs during this challenging period. 

Individual employers

Find information and guidance dedicated to Individual employers that may be of help during these challenging times of COVID-19.  Find out more.
 

Personal assistants (PA)

Find information and guidance dedicated to personal assistants (PA) that may be of help during these challenging times of COVID-19. Find out more.

We also have the following information:


COVID-19 guidance: using direct payments.

Guidance for people who receive direct payments (social care personal budgets and PHB holders). The guidance is also for local authorities (LAs), clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and providers who support and deliver care via direct payments.

There is an easy read format of the guidance. Guidance on using direct payments during COVID-19 and a document setting out the most important things to know during the coronavirus outbreak. See the guidance.

 

COVID-19: Essential training

We’ve worked with our endorsed providers to make essential training available during COVID-19, which can also be accessed by PAs and their employers.

PAs should discuss training needs with their employer first, then they or their employer contact the learning provider to make sure the training course would be suitable - Find out more.

 

Share your COVID-19 challenges

We're sharing feedback! If there’s a specific problem you don’t know how to deal with, please get in touch at PA.Framework@skillsforcare.org.uk and we’ll work out how we can support you.

 

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