Peer Support Group
What is the Peer Support Group?
It is an informal meeting of PA employers, or those seriously considering employing PAs, to meet and share experiences and exchange ideas.
The Group usually meets in Norton Park around 5 times a year.
Who can come to the meetings?
Usually it is the Disabled Person, who is employing the PAs that would attend, but sometimes they require support from someone to manage things, and they might come along with them, or on their behalf.
This is open to PA Employers in any of the Lothians, although East Lothian has their own PSG (see below).
Some of the topics that have come up are:
Pay rates, ILF, DP funding, use of contingency, Employee/er relations, staffing problems and managing staff, rotas, recruitment and where to advertise, relief and agency back-up, quarterly returns, insurances, training, who pays for what.
PSG is organised by LCiL, who also feed into the group information on employment legislation and funding changes as well as consulting with the PSG on identifying training needs, and feeding back to Funders.
If you want to find out more, or want to come to the next meeting, contact:
Katrina, either by phone 0131 475 2552, or to email click here
East Lothian Support Group "I-Legs"
This group is similar to the Peer Support Group but is for people who live within East Lothian and are PA employers.
It is also coordinated by LCiL and looks at similar issues to the PSG (see above)
The group meets 3 - 4 times per year usually during a weekday evening at the Loch Centre, Tranent.
If you would like to find out more, or find out details of the next meeting contact:
Louise, either on 0131 475 2555or to email click here