Disability Direct are offering free training sessions in Derby for personal assistants which are guaranteed to help you care better.

Disability Direct

Disability Direct who work closely with Derby City Council Social Services departments to ensure that disabled people are receiving their maximum social security benefit entitlements and potential use of Direct Payments are offering some free training days for disabled people to help them work better with their personal assistant (PAs).

Whether you’re employed already or looking for work this training Disability Direct can help you care for disabled people and improve your skills as a PA.

Both events are being held at The Enterprise Centre, 20 Royal Scot Road, Derby, DE24 8AJ.  To book your place please call Disability Direct on 01332 299449 or check out their website here.

The first training session will be on Moving and Handling and will teach you how to physically care for someone while keeping you both safe.  These days are being held from 9.30am to 12.30pm on:

Monday 2nd September

Thursday 3rd October

The other free training course covers Becoming a Personal Assistant which introduces you to your roles, rights and responsibilities as someone’s PA. These days are being held at from 1pm to 4pm on:

Monday 2nd September

Thursday 3rd October

All of these training sessions are free and you will receive a certificate of achievement to add to your employment record.  To book your place call 01332 299449.

Disability Direct are also running similar sessions in Nottingham.

These training sessions should be really useful to people who are working as PAs.  When anyone we are working with has a care training requirement, HomeCareDirect work with the individual to arrange tailored training for their PAs that matches their specific needs, this training will be to CQC standard and takes place in the clients home, where possible. Here at HomeCareDirect we have had great success in delivering training to PAs, our training courses involve theory and practical hands on techniques, with support from our qualified and experienced staff and existing PAs.  HomeCareDirect are passionate about the personal development of PAs. If desired, we will encourage them to take additional qualifications so that together we can continually assess and improve the service that PAs can offer to you.

If you’d like to hear more about HomeCareDirect services then please get in touch with us here.