Individual Employer Funding Now Open! Skills for Care have announced that you are now able to apply for funding in relation to training and development of a Personal Assistant (PA). If you use your own money or receive a direct payment from your Local Authority to employ a carer and/or support staff, you can now apply for this funding.

The fund can be used for training to develop you as an employer and to develop the skills of your PA. It can cover the direct costs of training and qualifications, travel and the cost of hiring replacement support whilst your usual PA is attending training.

To claim funding during the 2017/18 funding year, applications must be sent to us with all necessary documents any time before 5pm on Wednesday 28 February 2018. All applications for funding on a case by case basis.

For further information or to apply for this funding, please following the below link. This will re-direct you to the Skills for Care website. Alternatively, if you would like assistance or to discuss this further, you can email us by CLICKING HERE.

Source: Skills for Care