|Service Manager||Rachel Bradley|
|Independent Living Adviser||Rasila Patel|
|Independent Living Adviser||Marcia Reid|
|Independent Living Adviser||Louise Beck|
|Independent Living Adviser||Nikki Farrell|
|Independent Living Adviser||Maria Prust|
|Finance Officer (Managed Accounts)||Muhammad Khan|
|Clerical Officer||Winfred Ngahyoma|
If you have been referred for a direct payment for the first time, your social worker will arrange for your direct payment package to be set up and established in a way that is appropriate depending on whether you choose to use personal assistants from a care agency or you are going to employ your own personal assistant(s).
Once your direct payment package is established, there are a number of additional services that you may choose to purchase to make managing your direct payment even easier.
There is a cost associated with each service; we will help you to work out how you can use your direct payment to fund the service(s) you require.
Birmingham City Council and The Learning and Development Service are putting on a number of training courses for direct payment employers and PAs. All sessions are full funded and free to attend.
Developing the Role of the Personal Assistant (for PAs only)
6th December 10 a.m to 2.30 p.m. (The Hub, Kings Heath)
If you are newly employed in the role of personal assistant or even if you have been doing this work for a long time, this one day course will enable you to be informed about the following:
Please note this session is for personal assistants only in dorder for them to create an environment where they feel comfortable to learn, share their experiences and network. As a courtesy, the trainers ask that employers do not attend.
First Aid Awareness (for direct payment employers and PAs)
13th December 1.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. The Hub, Kings Heath
Would you/your personal assistant know what to do if you had a fall? Are you confident in your resuscitation technique and the correct use of the recovery position? Would you know what to do if someone was choking? This session will give practical tips on how to hlep until the emergency services arrive.
Safeguarding Awareness (direct payment employers and PAs)
18th December 10.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. The YMCA Erdington
This session is about helping adults keep themselves safe and give you some insight into what to do if and when you come across a safeguarding issue.
Safer People Handling (for PAs)
30th November 10.00 a.m. to 3.00 p.m. St Barnabas, Erdington
This course aims to give PAs practice for a range of manual handling skills. The aims of the session are:
This course will give you the opportunity to practise and develop skills to move and position people safely as part of their care. You will be taught the skills to enable you to perform basic sitting and standing transfers safely, as well as recapping the practical risk assessment points from when this is not suitable or safe.
Please contact the trainers on 0121 303 0990 or email email@example.com to ask any questions and to book your space.
Please find below links to other websites that you may find useful.
Find It In Birmingham - www.finditinbirmingham.com/
The Silver Line (helpline for older people) - www.thesilverline.org.uk - 0800 4 70 80 90
Accessibility at Birmingham Airport - www.birmingham-airport-guide.co.uk/disabled-facilities.html