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13. Blind Ambition/ RNIB: New Year, New Me , New Job, How to find a support worker - Shared screen with speaker view
Jennifer Fuller
31:03
Good evening everyone it's Jennie
Jennifer Fuller
31:27
An email might be better
Christine Ward
32:18
email please, Christie Ward
Jennifer Fuller
32:46
The first time I sumbled on voiceover, then couldn't get out of it and panicked like mad so some useful tips would be useful...
Jennifer Fuller
33:45
I would like to speak with Alice at the end.... have sent an email re ECLO training and have not received a reply
Jennifer Fuller
34:31
just want to know how it works before my vision gets worse
Jennifer Fuller
34:55
yes
Jennifer Fuller
39:42
could I recommend Be My Eyes app... wonderful app
Jennifer Fuller
41:17
how does it work e.g. driving? Does one pay for the time the support worker is waiting for you?
Jennifer Fuller
43:06
so would a support worker be able to assist if visiting elderly parents and I have tasks to do?
Jennifer Fuller
44:39
and are we talking about working oneself or personally? e.g. if I need to get to my parents (dementia) where I need to do things to help them
Jennifer Fuller
45:35
PA's - personally funded?
Jennifer Fuller
45:57
Council provided? Means tested?
Jennifer Fuller
48:03
could I recommend Be My Eyes app... wonderful app I tried it for the first time the other day as I couldn't believe how brilliant it was
Jennifer Fuller
52:21
Are you liable for NI, sick pay, holiday pay etc??
Alice Archer
52:57
Our help from social services factsheet covers getting help from your council in terms of PAs, here is the link: https://www.rnib.org.uk/sites/default/files/Help_from_social_services_0.doc
Alice Archer
52:59
You can also contact the RNIB helpline on 0303 123 9999
Christine Ward
54:44
For personal SW role Direct Payments/Personal Budgets. Check out www.a-2-a.co.uk, Payments Page and Disability Rights UK. Do not be fobbed of as VIPS&BLIND people are eligible/entitled to. Even to pay for personal/beauty care. To pay in a Beauty salon to pluck your eye brows, waxing, cut you nails for example. You generally have to have less than £23,500 in savings to be eligible.
Jennifer Fuller
56:16
just tried the link https://www.rnib.org.uk/sites/default/files/Help_from_social_services_0.do - the page is not found
Jennifer Fuller
58:49
As a partially sighted person is there any reason why I could not be a support worker???
Christine Ward
01:00:34
No,
Teresa Driscoll
01:01:43
Thank you Alice for that great answer.
Jennifer Fuller
01:02:05
how does one go about advertising oneself as a non-driver support worker?
Jennifer Fuller
01:04:58
ND?
Jennifer Fuller
01:06:40
Can a support worker be ad-hoc?
Teresa Driscoll
01:06:59
If one has a family member who meets all the job requirements, and that family member is self-employed with a UTR etc, is there any problem (from the point of view of Access to Work) with the VIP employing that person? Thank you.
Helen Han
01:07:56
What’s a DBS check please?
Teresa Driscoll
01:08:09
Yes, many advantages to doing that. Thanks Alice
Jennifer Fuller
01:09:26
Personally I would suggest a DBS check anyway....
Jennifer Fuller
01:11:30
What is the process for someone to set themselves up as a support worker?
Jennifer Fuller
01:15:01
Despite being vi i have guided others safely for example
Jennifer Fuller
01:15:51
Happy to help.... and up until today was working full time undaided....
Jennifer Fuller
01:16:48
Me??
Jennifer Fuller
01:19:53
I wish the RNIB would update their ECLO training page with up to date info.....
Jennifer Fuller
01:21:11
unless you pay the difference I presume??
Teresa Driscoll
01:21:27
How often do VIPs need to put in their ATW claim? It does sound time-consuming...
Christine Ward
01:22:29
Looking forward to to BA setting up a registered of /for VIP&B applicants/staff?
Jacaqui Thomas
01:22:31
Have ATW made the claim process more accessible e.g. filling in their forms
Jennifer Fuller
01:24:28
I know this is not part of this Webinair, but how does BA reach out to those that do not or are not aware of you? I only heard of you through Blind Veterans UK
Rachel Bowden
01:24:50
Thank you this has been a fantastic session! RachaelBW
Helen Han
01:25:12
Great session thanks
Teresa Driscoll
01:25:23
Excellent session, many thanks Alice, Alka and Seema. #feelinginspired
Jennifer Fuller
01:27:15
I know this is not part of this Webinair, but how does BA reach out to those that do not or are not aware of you? I only heard of you through Blind Veterans UK
Jennifer Fuller
01:27:45
Thanky ou. It's been really good
Teresa Driscoll
01:28:12
YAY!!!