Wandsworth Council is committed to offering clients choice and control to manage their own support. If you have eligible needs and qualify for financial support, you can chose to receive funds via a Direct Payment. Individuals can use these funds to pay for services to meet their care needs, including the ability to directly employ their own care staff, known as personal assistants.
Ruils is a user led organisation working in partnership with Wandsworth Council to support people who choose to have a Direct Payment, particularly those who wish to employ personal assistants. This site puts individuals and personal assistants in touch with each other and facilitates secure messaging to make initial contact. Ruils' experienced Independent Living Advisors will support you through the process of recruiting and managing your Personal Assistant/s to make sure you have consistent support for your independent life.
Individuals working as PAs in the Wandsworth Borough can take advantage of Adult Social Care training courses provided free by Wandsworth Council. First you need to register on Wandsworth TPD Online. You can then log in and book courses that interest you. After booking, Ruils will authorise your place and you will be sent confirmation of your booking within 10 days of the training event start date. Some examples of courses on TPD include:
Safeguarding adults: Basic awareness course.
Dignity workshop (also for Social Workers who have priority)
General courses such as Moving & Handling, Mental Health awareness, Autism-Basic awareness.
Deprivation of liberty safeguards e-learning course (1hr 20mins).