Funding Available with Skills for Care

trainingIf you employ your own care and support (an individual employer), you can apply to to Skills for Care  to cover the cost of care related training for yourself and your personal assistant (PA).

Who can apply?

If you receive a direct payment from your local authority, a personal health budget (PHB) or use your own money to employ your own care and support staff, you can apply for this funding.

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 Personal Assistant.

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.

For more information, please get in touch directly with Skills for Care
0113 2411275 or email

**Not sure what a Direct Payment is? Our community group, the Knowsley User Led Organisation will be hosting a Direct Payment Information Session on Wednesday 6 July, 12.30 – 2pm at Knowsley’s Centre for Independent Living – all welcome!**

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