The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support

Tom Shakespeare, UEA (University of East Anglia)

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.

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.

Dates:
  • 14 September 2020
  • 29 June 2020
  • 6 April 2020
  • 13 January 2020
  • 5 August 2019
  • 15 April 2019
  • 28 January 2019
  • 24 September 2018
  • 30 April 2018
  • 2 October 2017
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  • Language: English Gb

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