Training and events Community Events Hampshire How to be an Effective Employer Workshops Every year since 2016, Independent Lives has worked in partnership with Hampshire County Council to run a series of free “How to be an Effective Employer” workshops. These are designed for people who might want to learn more about how to employ staff with Direct Payment funding in Hampshire. We’re pleased to announce that the workshops will continue to run from April to October 2019 across the county. Please see below for more details and how to book a place. Booking for this event has now closed.