Learning and development

It’s important that people working in adult social care have the right skills and knowledge to provide high quality care and support. Everyone should be able to take part in learning and development to make sure they can carry out their role effectively. Our ‘Guide to developing your staff' will help you plan, deliver and evaluate the learning and development you provide for your staff.

Delivering learning to people who employ their own care and support staff

We estimate there over 65,000 individuals who use their direct payment to employ their own care and support staff (also called individual employers), and around 110,000 people working in these roles as personal assistants (PAs). In other words, this market is big!

We've developed guidance on 'Delivering learning to individual employers and PA'  which has lots of practical advice and tips to help with the unique training.


Individual Employers and Personal Assistants information Hub

For more information on Individual Employers and Personal Assistants visit our information hub where you can find tool and resources dedicated to Individual Employers and Personal Assistants.
⇨ Access the information hub