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  • Myth Buster On Personal Assistance

    Myth Buster On Personal Assistance

    Many disabled people need personal assistance to ensure they live their lives to as full an extent as possible – but there are many myths and mistruths about this which an independent living organisation is now attempting to dispel in a new Myth Buster document. The European Network on Independent Living (ENIL) is a user-led network of disabled people, with members throughout Europe.

  • Call For Support for Workplace PAs

    Call For Support for Workplace PAs

    The roles of workplace personal assistants (PAs), who support disabled people to do their jobs, needs to be more clearly defined and better supported if accessible workplaces are to flourish, new research by Sheffield Hallam and York Universities has said. Disability Sheffield has been asked to develop training materials based on the study which will be available in autumn 2019.

  • Free Training for Personal Assistants : Emergency First Aid at Work

    Places are still available on our Emergency First Aid at Work course on 11 February from 9.30am to 4.30pm at Moorfoot Learning Centre.This qualification will enable learners to attain the knowledge and competencies needed to deal with a range of emergency first aid situations.You must be physically able to carry out the practical elements of the course such as CPR and the recovery position.

  • National Survey For Individual Employers

    Disabled people who employ personal assistants or support workers are being asked to take part in a survey by Being The Boss, a national network for individual employers which provides peer support and a coherent voice for them in the wider community. The survey closes on June 29th.

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