5 Degrees West is a partnership between disAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly and Seahorse Associates Training & Development Consultants. We deliver training services accompanied by person-centred support with a clear focus on creating inclusive and accessible communities.

For Businesses:

Our carefully selected associate trainers are highly regarded in their field and approved by sector organisations. All training is overseen by our Training Director who has substantial experience in the management and inspection of high quality education and training. We can deliver training at your premises, at our accessible venue in Hayle, or alternatively we can support you to find a venue of your choice.

For Individuals:

With more and more people using social care Personal Budgets and/or Personal Health Budgets to employ their own staff to meet their care and support needs, it is essential this workforce has access to good quality training.

Free Training for Micro Employers - Mark Bates Ltd

Do you receive a Personal Budget and employ Personal (Care) Assistants?

If so, this FREE training may be for you.

We are running free employment law workshops in partnership with Mark Bates Ltd, one of the UK’s leading specialist insurers for people aged over 50s and/or living with a long term health condition or disability.

Personal Budgets are a great way to have better choice and control over who and how our support is provided, but obviously being an Individual Employer comes with important responsibilities.

We look forward you to seeing you.

The workshops will cover the following areas and be delivered at these locations:

  • Employers legal obligations
  • Employment status
  • Statutory employment rights
  • What to do when things go wrong
  • Lanivet Community Centre, Bodmin – Tuesday 17 September
  • Merlin MS Centre, St Austell – Wednesday 18 September

Please arrive at 1pm for a 1.30pm start, we will finish by 5pm.

Contact us now to book your place:

Telephone: 01736 751920


Free training for Personal Assistants:

We are delighted to announce we have a range of FREE training on offer for people working as Personal (Care) Assistants for Individual Employers (people in receipt of a Personal Budget), which will be delivered in partnership with a number of specialist organisations in Hayle and Bodmin.

Training funded by Skills for Care and delivered in partnership with Cornwall Council.

Places will be allocated on a first come first served basis, so contact us now to book your place, or register an interest.

Telephone: 01736 751920


Facebook: @5DegreesWestUK


We are also able to support employers to apply for funding to Skills for Care to fund their PAs' training, related travel costs and backfill for their staff while they train.

Personal Health Budget holders can use their budget as agreed in their Support Plan to fund the training.

If you would like more information, or to book a place, or help to access funding, please contact our friendly and professional team.

Where to Find Us

Units 1G/H Guildford Road Industrial Estate
Guildford Road
TR27 4QZ


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