Training courses

Independent Lives provides a wide range of training aimed at supporting personal assistants and Direct Payment employers.

You can view our full schedule of training below. Click on the training course to find out more and to book your space.

If you have any questions about our training or can't find the training you need then contact us by emailing training@independentlives.org or phoning 01903 219482 (option 3).

Funding information

All our training courses are fully funded for all West Sussex, East Sussex and Croydon based adult Direct Payment customers and PAs until 31 March 2024.

However, personal assistants supporting Direct Payment recipients under the age of 18 or Personal Health Budget (PHBs) recipients will need to pay for courses other than manual handling, first aid, and medication.

For any individuals not covered by the above criteria, we charge £100 per person for our first aid and manual handling training courses, and £40 per person for all other training courses.

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Moving and Handling People (theory and practical)

27 February @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Cherry Hub Croydon

Manual handling training has plenty of practical demonstrations and opportunities to join in. It’s suitable for those just starting out in a role where moving people is required, or for those looking for a refresher.

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Direct Payment employer support group: Sussex

28 February @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Online 

Are you a Direct Payment employer looking for support? Look no further. Our Direct Payment employer support group provides a safe and welcoming space to share your ideas and thoughts or to just ask questions. We…

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Moving and Handling People (theory and practical)

1 March @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Crawley Library Crawley

Manual handling training has plenty of practical demonstrations and opportunities to join in. It’s suitable for those just starting out in a role where moving people is required, or for those looking for a refresher.

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An Introduction to Equality, Diversity & Inclusion

4 March @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Online 

The goal of this training is to create environments where all individuals are treated fairly, with dignity and respect, regardless of their background, characteristics, or differences. In a world that thrives on diversity and inclusivity, understanding…

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Disability awareness

4 March @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Online 

Join us for disability awareness training as we challenge preconceived notions, break down barriers and work towards a more understanding and compassionate society. This training will equip you with the knowledge and perspective to champion disability…

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Mental Capacity

5 March @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Online 

The training will detail what the Mental Capacity Act is and how it can be applied in real world scenarios. It will also cover the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards, including why these exist and when they may be used.

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Moving and Handling People (theory and practical)

5 March @ 11:30 am - 3:30 pm

Independent Lives Worthing

This is an introductory training session covering moving and handling. It is designed for those who have a new responsibility for moving and handling people or those requiring a refresher. The course has theoretical work to cover, as well as practice.

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Dementia Awareness

6 March @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am

Online 

Once completed, this training should be refreshed every 3 years. Awareness training is an important step in addressing the challenges associated with living with dementia. This course will enable you to understand the different types of…

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Positive and Effective Management of PAs

6 March @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online 

Are you about to become an employer or seeking a refresher in managing a new personal assistant? Then Look no further! At Independent Lives, we understand the challenges of becoming an employer, and that’s why we’ve…

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