Are you a Personal Care Assistant? You could get a £300 Learning Development Grant from UNISON

Are you a Personal Care Assistant? You could get a £300 Learning Development Grant from UNISON

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If you are a UNISON member and a personal care assistant who provides personal care in private or charity-run/ voluntary aided homes or individual’s own homes, then you may qualify for a £300 Learning Development grant.

We know how difficult it is to afford training to improve your job prospects due to huge increases in course fees and the withdrawal by many employers of financial support for career development. Members who provide personal care in private or charity-run/ voluntary aided homes or individual’s own homes make up an increasing proportion of UNISON’s membership.

To help you get on at work and develop your career, UNISON is piloting Personal Learning Development Grants with this group of members. A limited number of awards of up to £300 each are offered for course fees. These grants can be used for a wide range of courses. They can help pay for fees on any general non-vocational course (e.g. IT courses, skills training, languages etc.), any vocational course relevant to working in public services (e.g. counselling, accountancy and management courses would be supported but not beautician training or electronic engineering!).

Eligible courses are those at all levels up to and including under-graduate level but not masters. We will give preference to members with few or no qualifications when allocating these awards. We are especially keen to hear from members who are active in their branch, however applications are welcomed from all members who deliver personal care in private, community run-homes or in individuals’ homes.

We encourage you to get in touch for more information and to fight out how to apply!

Please email mike.wallace@unisoncoventry.co.uk  and paul.hunt@unisoncoventry.co.uk

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