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FutureLearn: The Role of Personal Assistants in Disability Support

 with  Tom Shakespeare
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Cornell University via eCornell

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 challenges and opportunities it brings.

The course will help you choose the right personal assistance relationships for you, 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.

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Cost Free Online Course (Audit)
Pace Finished
Subject Nursing
Provider FutureLearn
Language English
Certificates Paid Certificate Available
Hours 2 hours a week
Calendar 3 weeks long

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