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ILG Academy


This month we are delighted to announce the launch of the ILG Academy e-learning offer!  Six tailored e-learning courses are now exclusively available to all Home Employment policy holders and their PAs completely free of charge.  
A whole range of additional CPD accredited courses and bespoke packages are also available covering a range of topics from safeguarding, dementia awareness, the care certificate and much more.
Please see link to the ILG Academy site here to view the full range and sign up.
If you are a Direct Payment support team or funding body interested to find out more please contact us for a demo of the available courses and extensive reporting capabilities we can offer.  

Webinar – Individual Employers guide to Covid-19 – from furlough to vaccines and regular PA testing!  

ILG Support are hosting a webinar on Thursday 4th March at 10-11am.  Come and join David Ashley & Rachel Harkin who will be discussing the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic on individual employers.
If you would like to attend or submit any questions in advance please e-mail –

ILG Support Update


Following the launch of ILG Support on 1st January 2021 we have been inundated with calls, e-mails and Whatsapp messages from policy holders and professionals in need of employment advice tailored to the needs of individual employers.  

The service got off to a great start and we wanted to share some feedback with you which highlights perfectly what we are trying to achieve:

“I just wanted to thank you for all the help & advice that you gave me in the last week regarding a difficult PA dismissal case that I had to deal with for one of my clients.
As you know the PA was quite a challenging person to correspond with & very persistent with the numerous e-mails she was sending through to me! I then had to contact you each time to get your expert advice on how to respond to her which you consistently did & very promptly.
I think the case has now finally been resolved and the PA is satisfied to a degree with the outcome, which is thanks to you and I couldn’t have got this far without you 😊
It is nice to know that myself & the rest of my DPAS colleagues have such good support with yourself & ILG.”


Don’t forget ILG Support is available 24/7 to support policy holders and DP advisors alike.  As this feedback demonstrates we will always go the extra mile to support you.

Please keep the feedback coming!

ILG podcasts Coming Soon!

Starting in April this year ILG Support will be producing weekly podcasts discussing all things related to the world of individual employers and those who support them.  
In the form of a relaxed conversation between self-confessed DP “nerd”, David Ashley and our resident Employment law expert Rachel Harkin, we are planning to cover all the hot topics….. 
TUPE, Live in Care, Employment status, Holiday pay for a-typical workers….and more
All podcasts will be hosted on the Independent Living Group (ILG) web page with any associated guidance, advice notes and relevant links.   
They will also be available wherever you may already go to access and subscribe to your existing podcast subscriptions – apple/android etc.

The first two sessions are as follows;

  • Weds 7th April – Employment Status – A look at Self-employed PAs
  • Weds 14th April – Annual Leave – is 12.07% applicable for a-typical workers?

Please submit any questions you might have around these topics to if you wish to get involved.