GET INVOLVED: Trafford CIL Skills for Care Tool Survey
Following on from a very successful project, Trafford Centre for Independent Living has recently been awarded funding by Skills for Care to provide free Common Induction Standards training to Personal Assistants across Greater Manchester.
As well as offering Common Induction Standards training, and hosting Peer Support Networks for both Personal Assistants and their employers, we are also working with Skills for Care to test and develop the new Skills for Care PA Skills website, designed to enable employers to support their personal assistants to gain and maintain the skills that they need.
The website is free to access and we are looking for partners and colleagues to provide feedback on the design and accessibility of the website. This should take less than 15 minutes to complete, and we would greatly appreciate your support with this work.
Trafford Council's 2013/2015 Budget Consultation is underway
Free Classes - Commencing 4th November 2013 at Trafford CIL - email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Pathway to Independence - Free course re-launches 28/10/2013
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Regular visitors to our website may recall that we posted several months ago about becoming a UK Online centre. What that means is that our ICT facilities are free to use for disabled Trafford residents, parents, and carers during our opening hours (9am to 5pm, Monday to Thursday, 9am to 4:30pm on Friday) and we can also offer free ICT support and access to free online help at certain times (please email: email@example.com for more details about this).
As a UK Online centre, our aim is to bring people closer to using the internet both by making our facilities freely available, and also by offering help and support to people. This support runs alongside our ICT classes (please visit our 'Free Classes' page for more on those), and will be provided either by one of our tutors or from a volunteer.
If you are passionate about the internet, have two hours or more to spare a week and would like to help people get online, please get in touch. We'll support you to become a 'Digital Champion' (the free online qualification you need for this role) and will offer you ongoing support and training throughout your time with us. To get in touch, just email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Don't forget to follow us on Twitter - we Tweet most days, posting all the latest CIL information/event invites, and re-Tweeting any important local and national disability news. You can follow us by clicking on the symbol over on the left. You'll need to set up your own Twitter account to become a regular follower, but that's easy to do and, if you struggle for any reason, just email us at: email@example.com and we can arrange some free support for you from one of our ICT tutors.