Wonderful news from Skills For Care, this week, if you employ your own carer or support.
Applications for funding to cover the cost of care related training for both yourself and your assistant , has now been extended to 31 March 2016.
For more information on how to apply and what you need to do this link will take direct to their appropriate page. http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/Funding/Individual-employer-funding/Individual-employer-funding.aspx
Who can apply?
If you receive a direct payment from your local authority or use your own money to employ your own care and support staff, you can apply for this funding.
As part of a pilot project in 2015, separate funding is also available to personal health budget (PHB) holders employing PAs. This funding will close on 31 March 2016. You can find more information about PHB funding below.
What can I claim for?
The fund can be used for training to develop you as an employer and to develop the skills of your PA.
The fund can cover the direct costs of training and qualifications, travel and the cost of hiring replacement support whilst your usual PA is attending training. ….http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Learning-development/Funding/Individual-employer-funding/Individual-employer-funding.aspx