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independently as possible and supporting
them to achieve their goals and aspirations

PA Training

All PAs working with Active Assistance are required to attend and successfully complete our comprehensive induction training course before starting work with our clients. The PA training course is delivered by our own specialist training team and takes place in venues across the UK.

We deliver mandatory training content to all PAs as follows:

  • The Principles of Care
  • Confidentiality and Information Governance
  • The role of the PA (job description, duty of care)
  • Consent
  • Mental Capacity & DoLS
  • Communication
  • Skin & pressure care
  • Food Safety & Nutrition
  • Health & Safety (Lone Worker, Fire, COSHH, RIDDOR, Infection control, risk assessment)
  • Safer People Handling theory & practical
  • Continence Care
  • Safeguarding Adults at Risk & Safeguarding Children
  • First Aid
  • Emergency people handling
  • Falling & fallen client
  • Medication theory & practical
  • Documentation, record keeping & incident reporting
  • Challenges & boundaries
  • Supporting PA (family dynamics, conflict & grief)

All training is delivered in line with relevant, current legislation as well as Active Assistance policies and procedures

Depending on the client group you will be working with, we also support continuing professional development of PAs. We deliver specialist training on the following:

  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Assisted cough
  • Management of Spasms
  • Autonomic Dysreflexia
  • Neurogenic Bowel Management
  • Acquired Brain Injury
  • Clinical Skills Training (e.g. Tracheostomy care)

As driving and language skills are so important to our clients we also arrange for additional coaching in these areas

Annual update training is provided to ensure that your skills and knowledge remain current while you are working as a PA with Active Assistance. In order to assure the quality of our workforce we deliver this focussed one day mandatory update in training venues across the UK.

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