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SILC Services

Employer and PA Training

www.PAfinder.org.uk/training.php

SILC provides free specialist training to employers and their PAs including Good Boss training, First Aid, safeguarding, Dementia and Dementia Care and many other topics.

PA Finder

www.PAfinder.org.uk

PA Finder is a free service connecting people seeking a personal assistant/support worker (PA) and people working as PAs. If you are someone looking for a PA, then you can search our database of PAs who are seeking new opportunities. If you are a PA looking for new opportunities, then you can search all of the work vacancies currently advertised on PA Finder.



Other Services

Action for Carers Surrey

www.actionforcarers.org.uk

Action for Carers provides a range of support services to carers across Surrey. Their main aim is to raise awareness of carers’ needs and concerns throughout the county and to work in partnership with statutory services such as health care and social care teams to promote how best they can serve carers within Surrey.
SILC works alongside Action for Carers on the GP Carer’s prescription service.

Adult Social Care (Surrey Council)

www.surreycc.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/care-and-support-for-adults/contact-adult-social-care

This link provides various ways to contact Surrey County Council’s adult social care team for when you need to get in touch with them directly.

Advocacy in Surrey

www.advocacyinsurrey.org.uk

Advocacy in Surrey provides a range of advocacy services across Surrey, for people who face difficulties in being involved, having their voice heard and have no other independent person to help them. Please note Independent NHS Health Complaints Advocacy is provided by SILC and not Advocacy in Surrey.

Disability and Tax

www.disabilitytaxguide.org.uk

This website provides help, information and guidance for taking on a personal assistant (PA) to help you live independently.

Disability Equipment Service

www.disabilityequipmentservice.co.uk

A national website dedicated to the buying and selling of new and used disability equipment.

Healthwatch Surrey

www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Healthwatch Surrey is an independent champion that gives the people of Surrey a voice to improve, shape and get the best from health and social care services by empowering local people and communities.

National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage

www.healthwatchsurrey.co.uk

The National Minimum Wage is set by the UK government and is the minimum amount of pay per hour that almost all workers are entitled to. It doesn’t matter how small an employer is, they still have to pay the correct minimum wage. The National Living Wage is different ton the National Minimum Wage - workers are entitled to it if they’re over 25. This link will tell you everything about the National Minimum and Living Wages.

Prepaid Account Team (Surrey Council)

Email: sdpsupport.team@surreycc.gov.uk

Phone: 01372 832 345

If you have questions regarding your direct payment prepaid account, please contact Surrey County Council's dedicated 'Prepaid Account' department.

Sight for Surrey

www.sightforsurrey.org.uk

Sight for Surrey offers a lifetime of support for people who are blind or partially sighted, Deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing.

Skills for Care

www.skillsforcare.org.uk

Skills for Care supports adult social care employers to deliver what the people they support need and what commissioners and regulators expect.
SILC works with Skills for Care to deliver our PA and Employer training courses.

Surrey Coalition of Disabled People

https://surreycoalition.org.uk/

The Surrey Coalition is run and managed by disabled people for disabled people. The aim of the Surrey Coalition is to campaign and promote the rights of disabled people to have equality of opportunity and to live independently.

Surrey Information Point

www.surreyinformationpoint.org.uk

Surrey Information Point provides information on services, activities and organisations that can support you, tips on benefit entitlement, help at home, health conditions, leisure information and much more.




Disclaimer

Please note that we do not monitor or update any of the websites on this links page apart from those relating to SILC services and therefore we cannot be held responsible for their content.

 

Long links mentioned in our Fast Facts

An employer's guide to acceptable right to work (from Fast Facts 16) www.gov.uk/.../righttowork.pdf

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