The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support
- Course provided by Future Learn
- Study type: Online
- Starts: Anytime
- Price: Free
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.
What topics will you cover?
- Introduction to Independent Living and Personal Assistance
- Recruitment: finding the right fit
- What sort of personal assistance relationship works for you?
- Understanding potential difficulties in personal assistance relationships
- Understanding and managing practical difficulties
- Understanding and managing personal difficulties
- Understanding and managing process difficulties
- Understanding and resolving conflict
- Moving forward with personal assistance relationships
When would you like to start?
Start straight away and learn at your own pace. If the course hasn’t started yet you’ll see the future date listed below.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed for disabled people, current or prospective personal assistants, and anyone else who’s interested in disability support and how this new role has evolved in the UK and other parts of the world.