Do you use Direct Payments to employ one or more Personal Assistant (PAs) or carer? If you live in Lambeth or Southwark, we can support you and your PAs to access training.

Training for Employers

We provide free training courses for employers who use Direct Payments in Lambeth or Southwark. The courses are funded by Skills for Care – click here for more information.

We offer a range of courses including individual half-day modules and five-week

courses covering the role of the employer as well as Direct Payments in general. 

Training may cover subjects such as:

  • recruitment and interviews
  • staff training and induction
  • contracts and job descriptions
  • dealing with employment disputes
  • payroll and insurance
  • relevant legislation, such as the Care Act
  • key documents, roles and relationships

The courses provide an opportunity to learn from our experienced trainers, guest speakers and other employers. You can share your experiences and have a greater understanding of your rights and responsibilities as an employer.

If you are an experienced Direct Payment user and would like to share your knowledge with others, we may also be able to offer “Train the Trainer” workshops.  This may lead to opportunities such as supporting the team at dasl with providing information to various client groups and professionals.

For more information about training, please contact on 020 7501 8960 or email [email protected]

Training for Personal Assistants

We do not currently provide training courses for Personal Assistants (PAs). We can give you information about how to access training for your PAs and details of other training providers who may be able to help you.