Grant funding for Personal Assistant Employers

Image: Skills for CareIndividual employers (people who directly employ their care or support staff) in England are now able to apply for grant funding directly from Skills for Care to support the full costs of training and development for themselves and their personal assistants.

What will be funded?

Skills for Care will fund any training, development or qualifications that demonstrate value for money and meet the needs of the individual employer and their personal assistants. Please note that this is only for adult social care in England.

When can I apply for the funding?

You can apply for funding now. Grant funding will be allocated on a ‘first come, first served’ basis between now and 31 March 2013. Make sure you apply early so you don’t miss out.

How can I apply?

More information and the application form is available on Skills for Care website:

Further Information:

If you have any questions or would like further information about this funding please contact Skills for Care on 0113 241 1275 or email:

Image: PA NetPersonal Assistants Network (PA Net)

If you are an employer of a personal assistant, or a personal assistant caring for your employer, you may find the Personal Assistants Network website useful and informative. It is an information site designed to provide information and guidance for the following people:

  • Personal assistants in health and social care
  • People who would like to employ a personal assistant or already do so
  • People who would like to become a personal assistant in health and social care

See the PANet website for more details at