Personal Health Budget (PHB) holder funding


If you receive a Personal Health Budget (PHB) from the NHS to employ a personal assistant (PA), you can apply for funding from us.

The funding can be used for care related training to help you as an employer, or to develop the skills of your PAs. 

It can cover the costs of training and qualifications, travel and the cost of hiring replacement support whilst your usual PA attends training.

The funding can not be used for any delegated health tasks that are included in your care plan – training for these essential tasks must be met by your local NHS organisation.

If you employ a PA using your own money or through a direct payment, you can also apply for the funding. Visit our individual employer funding page. 


How can I apply?

To apply for funding, you need to complete the application form and send it to us with all necessary documents. You can download this as a PDF or Microsoft Word document

You should also read the guidance document which explains more about the funding and how to complete your application. 

You can ask for assistance to complete the application form, but only you as the employer can agree to the conditions of the grant.  

To claim funding during the 2018/19 funding year, you must send your application with all necessary documents any time before 5pm on Thursday 28 February 2019.

Any training that you want to be funded must be started by 31 March 2019.

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What happens next?

We will consider all applications for funding on a case by case basis. If successful, we will usually tell you within 30 days and arrange payment directly into your bank account.

You might find our frequently asked questions about individual employer funding useful.


Other support for PHB holders

Our Information hub for individual employers and PAs has lots of practical resources and advice to support PHB holders who employ their own PAs.

If you work for an organisation who supports PHB holders, please share this ‘Money for training’ leaflet with them – you can email Skills for Care to request printed copies on