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  • Can you Help Improve Direct Payments?

    Can you Help Improve Direct Payments?

    Are you a direct payments user? Do you have personal assistants (PAs)? And do you want to improve the service for yourself and for others? If so you could offer invaluable advice to Sheffield City Council in various ways to help shape a creative and flexible mix (or market) of care and support options in the city.

  • COVID-19 PPE for Individual Employers Post March 2023

    COVID-19 PPE for Individual Employers Post March 2023

    The Disability Sheffield COVID-19 PPE Service will be ending on 31st March 2023. From April 2023, Individual Employers will be able to access COVID-19 PPE by registering with the NHS PPE Portal. PPE ordered from the portal is free of charge until 31 March 2024 or until stocks are depleted.

  • Coronavirus Testing for PAs

    Coronavirus Testing for PAs

    The Government’s National Coronavirus Testing Programme has now expanded capacity to test other frontline workers, including all personal care assistants (PAs) who are having to self-isolate due to having coronavirus-like symptoms or because a member of their household has symptoms.We have posted the latest details on how your PA can self refer for a test in Sheffield. PAs eligible for testing should be swabbed as soon as possible within 5 days of developing symptoms. Household members should be swabbed within 10 days of developing symptoms.

  • New Learning and Development Brochure 2019-20

    Sheffield City Council’s Learning and Development Service offers a wide range of training courses available for people who work in social care organisations from the independent, private and voluntary sector, including paid carers and personal assistants.

  • Workplace Personal Assistants Policy

    Disability Sheffield has been working in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University and University of York to continue the development of their research project, Workplace Personal Assistants (WPA). We are keen to work with employers to develop a policy/guidance that can be adapted for each workplace and easily adopted by businesses to ensure that all aspects of having WPAs are considered.

  • 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.

  • Digital Security Guide and Animation

    We have produced these new resources to help employers of personal assistants ( individual employers ) to understand their legal obligation to store information about their staff safely and securely, regardless of whether the information is digital or paper based. As a result of developing these resources through our work with the Individual Employer and PA group, we are proud to announce that Skills for Care have named Disability Sheffield as a 2018 Innovator, one of ten social care projects nationally which are bringing to life new ideas for different audiences.

  • Free Training for Personal Assistants

    Disability Sheffield are running a number of FREE courses over the next 6 months for existing and aspiring Personal Assistants in partnership with Skills for Care and Sheffield City Council. Places are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

  • Free Training for Individual Employers and Personal Assistants

    View details of free training opportunities with Sheffield City Council Learning and Development Service from 1st April-30th June 2017.

  • Free Sheffield Seminar on Workplace Pension Changes

    If you employ a personal assistant and want to know more about the law on workplace pensions book now for the seminar on 29 November.

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