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Personal Health Budget (PHB) holder funding for training – available now!

PHB holders can apply now for funding from Skills for Care to pay for training for themselves or their personal assistants (PAs). The funding can also be used to meet the cost of travel or hiring replacement support if a PA attends training during working hours. More information is available here.   

Courses funded so far have included; leadership and team building skills; first aid; health and safety; diplomas in health and social care; communication skills; food safety; problem solving at work. This fund is limited so PHB holders are encouraged to submit an application at their earliest opportunity.

Please encourage and support any PHB holders you work with to complete an application form and take advantage of the opportunity to receive this funding. Since the launch, over 200 people have downloaded the application form and funding has been distributed to PHB holders for training for over 170 personal assistants (PAs). Find out more about the types of courses covered and get the application form.

 

Funding for those in receipt of a direct payment from their local authority or self-funding will reopen shortly, subject to confirmation of funding from the Department of Health.