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Heather & Zoe's Story

Funded by Scottish Government, the Personal Assistants Network Scotland is a WEA Scotland project providing a support network to all PAs working directly for the person they support via Self Directed Support. Heather & Zoe’s Story highlight the difference Self Directed Support has made to them as individuals and as a family and how they have regained choice and control by employing their own Personal Assistants.

Thanks to this course I started to feel more confident and I started to believe in me,
I would very much like to continue studying

ESOL - learner

Made me understand the importance that adult education can play in improving people's lives.

G.M. Volunteer - Falkirk

It gave me further insight into issues adults face with literacy and how I could look out for this with the adults I work with.

PDA SALL - Student

Excellent course, I had very limited knowledge of dyslexia so found this course very useful. Good use of activities and real life examples

Dyslexia Awareness - Student

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The Award winning Reach Out project is a genuinely non-discriminatory project, which values its learners equally. It works with particularly marginalised and vulnerable people, and successfully employs an empowering adult learning approach with many of those for whom the service 'model' would be more likely to be a therapeutic intervention.

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On the 14th June the PA Network hosted a free Palliative & End of Life Care Workshop in Kilmarnock...

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PAssport to independent living

The launch of PAssport to Independent Living, a published collection of stories written by Personal Assistants (PA) about their experiences of what it’s like to work as a Personal Assistant in Scotland took place on 31 October 2017 in Glasgow. The project was supported by Glasgow Centre for Inclusive Living (GCIL), the Workers' Educational Association (WEA) and Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC)

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