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Welcome to the September newsletter from the Independent Living Group (ILG).  Providing news for Individual Employers and Direct Payment support staff across the UK.
 
Inquiry into challenging decisions about adult social care
 
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has launched an inquiry into how older and disabled adults and unpaid carers can challenge local council decisions about social care and support in England and Wales.  Find out more here.
 
You can also contribute and help this inquiry by completing the online survey by the 15th September deadline.  Links to the survey below.
 
Survey link – England
Survey link – Welsh
Survey link – Easy read

Report about Personal Assistant Pay

 
The ILG recently became aware of a report into Personal Assistants pay put together by JUST Works Ltd and Sheffield City Council, published earlier this year.
 
The report concluded, amongst other things, that despite PAs being critically important to the well-being of individual employers, pay rates across the country are inconsistent and have fallen behind similar roles in the care sector.

You can read the full report here.

The ILG are also aware that the Welsh Institute for Health and Social Care, University of South Wales have been awarded a contract to undertake similar research across Wales.  We will keep a close eye on this so we can report back any findings as and when they are published.

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The ILG are pleased to announce that our training department is now Skills for Care endorsed to provide Direct Payment/Individual employer training.
 
For many years we have provided tailored sessions for individual employers and those that support them so it is great to be recognised in this way.  
 
If you are interested in finding our more about the workshops we can provide virtually or in person please e-mail training@independentlivinggroup.com