The All Inclusive PA School, backed by Hampshire County Council, will open its doors in September for its first intake of PAs; the 10-module course has been developed not only for new PAs but existing PAs who have been following the vocation for some time where there has never before been an opportunity to gain a recognised PA qualification. The All Inclusive PA School is NOT an arrogant attempt to train with a “we-know-what’s-needed, we’re-the-experts” attitude, but we ARE providing basic training that allows the disabled employer to concentrate on the training specific to the role; also our training course instils the PA with self confidence to fulfil his/her role.
This is an exciting opportunity because we recognise the importance of PAs as the vehicle to facilitate the Personalisation agenda to its fullest potential. All Inclusive’s Managing Director who has Cerebral Palsy has been using PAs for about 10 years and knows from personal experience how invaluable they are; he has masterminded All Inclusive’s PA School and long-since recognised that we need to give PAs a “toolbox” of skills to approach the job professionally, and also inspire them with confidence to adapt and work with individuals to facilitate their required solutions.
All Inclusive has embraced the full spirit of Personalisation to produce a service that will create an everlasting difference to the provision of care and support to disabled people by providing them with a vehicle to Live Life and not the Label. The All Inclusive PA School will deliver a wide-ranging basic training in ten modules to become a Personal Assistant (PA): this is much more than just a career, you are assisting disabled people get much more out of life. This is not just about personal care – this is about possibly helping disabled people work in the voluntary sector, gain paid employment, enjoy hobbies/interests, or take part in social events and community activities.
Much of PA-ing is around flexible working hours, so it suits a wide range of people: those retired who wish to boost their pensions, university students and single parent families who want to earn more and of course, those that want a complete career change. If you are a “people-person” and would like a holistic career where no two days are the same, then becoming a PA is for you! There is already an army of PAs who have been doing the job very well for years but with no recognised PA training course, having to rely on training designed for carers. All Inclusive wants to create good practice within the PA profession. We also recognise that existing PAs won’t require the whole 10 module course and we have priced the modules individually as well, for this reason.
The All Inclusive PA School also has a comprehensive database for the PAs we train, as well as existing Professional PAs and Care Assistants who want to be employed by disabled individuals. All PAs and Care Assistants will undertake CRB checks before they are added to the database. All Inclusive matches the support need requirements of our disabled clients advising them of suitable candidates for interview: upon successful recruitment of a candidate we will then charge them a one-off Placement Fee.
Iain Speed, Managing Director of All Inclusive Disability Consultants CIC, says “As a service user myself, I recognise the need for change to a more dynamic and imaginative system. Under Personalisation disabled and older people need to employ staff with confidence. All Inclusive will produce a potential workforce that is confident and have appropriate training. Our disabled clients can choose candidates knowing they won’t have to repeatedly give basic training, but get on with their LIFE.
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All Inclusive is available to any organisation. For further information contact Iain Speed at All Inclusive Disability Consultants CIC, Old School House, Main Road, Kingsley, Hampshire, GU35 9ND, email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01420 488885.