Care Academy Care Academy training for individual employers and Personal Assistants (PAs) For many people, using their direct payments to employ a personal assistant in care is a very good option. It allows you to be in control of who helps you in your daily life and your care. Free training for disabled people employing a personal assistant and their personal assistants. This means, however, that you become an employer, which involves a certain amount of knowledge. At the Disability Resource Centre, we can help you through this process. Our induction courses will teach you how to look after your employees and meet regulations. In addition, we provide training to enhance the skills of your personal assistant, with general and bespoke training courses, all meeting the standards of the Care Certificate, as well as training in specific health conditions. This free training is available for disabled people employing a personal assistant and their personal assistants. Our courses are also available to external agencies. Please contact us for prices. Please see our new course dates by downloading this document. Updated course dates for November 2018 to February 2019. The document also includes times for each workshop. The Care Certificate is aimed at health and social care workers, both those already in employment, and those starting a new job. By attending the following workshops marked by an asterisk (*), you could complete all the knowledge based elements of the Care Certificate. All workshops take place at The Disability Resource Centre, Poynters House, Poynters Road, Dunstable, LU5 4TP. Workshop Date/day Drop in PA Clinic Fridays *Mental Health Awareness 16/11/2018 Dementia Awareness 15/11/2018 Moving and Handling 20/11/2018 *Person Centred Care 23/11/2018 *Safeguarding Adults/Children 23/11/2018 Autism Awareness 30/11/2018 *Communication 30/11/2018 Employers Support Group 29/11/2018 PAs Support Group 28/11/2018 Moving and Handling 03/12/2018 *Equality & Diversity 06/12/2018 Personal Development/NCS 07/12/2018 *Handling Information 14/12/2018 *Fluids and Nutrition 14/12/2018 Moving and Handling 18/12/2018 *Health and Safety 21/12/2018 *Infection Prevention/Control 21/12/2018 Employers Support Group 20/12/2018 PAs Support Group 20/12/2018 *Learning Disability Awareness 04/01/2019 Epilepsy Awareness 04/01/2019 Moving and Handling 08/01/2019 Food Safety 11/01/2019 Deaf Awareness 17/01/2019 Introduction to BSL 17/01/2019 Moving and Handling 22/01/2019 Introduction to BSL 24/01/2019 Employers Support Group 31/01/2019 Peer Support Group for PAs 31/01/2019 *Emergency First Aid 01/02/2019 Moving and Handling 12/02/2019 To book your slot on any of these courses then please call us on 01582 470900 or email us to find out more. Care Academy workshops leading to the Care Certificate The training is mapped to the Care Certificate to ensure that it meets the industry standards and results in the highest quality of care. The Care Certificate provides really important and worthwhile training to help in your role, and promote your career development. It forms the building blocks to further progression to a Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Health and Social Care. If you are interested in becoming a Personal Assistant (PA), we have drop in sessions on Fridays from 10am - 12noon for you to find out about becoming a personal assistant in care. Whether you are an employer or a personal assistant, you can access a range of relevant and engaging workshops delivered by specialist trainers. Please call us on 01582 470900 or email us to find out more.