FREE ONLINE COURSE: The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support

Improve working relationships between disabled people and personal assistants

Disabled people can now receive funding from their local authority to employ a personal assistant. While this gives them more personalised care in their own home, it also turns them into an employer.

This online course explores the role of personal assistance, and the risks and opportunities associated with it.

The course will encourage you to discuss ways to avoid and/or manage personal conflicts, whether you’re a disabled person or a personal assistant. It’s based on new evidence about the close working relationship between disabled people and their support workers – and how to improve it.

Find out more about this free online FutureLearn course.

Vacancy from BILD: LD Network Co-ordinator (London and SE)

LD Network Co-ordinator (London and SE)

Up to £30,000 FTE, three to five days, 12-month contract secondment opportunity

BILD is looking for someone who has a passion for improving the support people with learning disabilities receive and believes strongly in equality of access to health care.

The charity is offering a 12-month contract to the right person who can help engage with the workforce that supports people with learning disabilities in health, social care and education services across the Greater London (and South East) area.

Visit the BILD jobs page to find out more