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  • Join Skills for Care Focus Group on Autism

    Skills for Care are working with Skills for Health, the National Autistic Society and Opening Minds Consultancy to develop a ‘core capabilities framework’ about autism. They are holding 2 co-production sessions in Sheffield on January 21st for paid staff who support autistic people ( AM ) and for people with lived experience of autism ( PM ).Skills for Care will use what you tell them to shape the new framework so that public services can ensure their staff deliver their services in the way that autistic people need. It will also help services to train their staff properly.

  • Being a Good Employer Training Modules

    Do you employ your own Personal Assistants or Carers but want more skills and knowledge to boost your confidence as an employer? Or are you looking to hire them but don’t know where to start? Then our free courses are for you! Our training on ‘Being a Good Employer’ for individual employers is split into three modules. You can attend all three or any you feel necessary for yourself. The first module on Advertising and Recruiting takes place on Monday 24 September.

  • Free Training for Personal Assistants

    Are you currently employed as a Personal Assistant for an adult over the age of 18 and feel you could benefit from further training? Do you employ your own Personal Assistants and want to further their skills and knowledge, as well as your own? If so, Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses for existing and aspiring Personal Assistants in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council.

  • Invitation to Independent Direct Payment Support Service Meeting

    Sheffield City Council have agreed to adopt our proposals for an Independent Direct Payment Support Service. We would therefore like to invite people in receipt of a direct payment, family carers and colleagues in the council and CCG to a meeting on Tuesday 11th July from 10.15am to 12.15pm at Quaker Meeting House, to help us refine what a specification for such a service will look like prior to it being commissioned in the Autumn.

  • Skills for Care want Case Studies of Disabled People working in Social Care

    Skills for Care are working with Disability Rights UK and other organisations on a series of leaflets to promote disabled people working in social care.
    If you can help please contact them about your experiences of ‘getting into, staying on and getting on.’

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