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Join The ILG Community

The ILG Community is a UK wide network of individual employers of Personal Assistants.

Sign up and join the community.

Member Benefits

 

It is FREE to join the ILG Community and once signed up you will gain access to the below benefits immediately. If you are unsure or have any questions before joining please feel free to contact our steering group.

Private Facebook Group

Keep up to date with recent independent living news, share your thoughts and get involved with the group.

Template Documents

Download useful employment documents such as Employment Contracts, Staff Handbooks and Template Risk Assessments.

ILG Podcast

We provide up to date advice and information for individual employers receiving direct payments or personal health budgets.

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Ask The Steering Group

Ask us a question and we will look to find the answer. Also on this page you will find Q&As that others have asked and shared.

ILG Support: Guide Notes

Get the latest guidance on the most talked about topics involving Direct Payments & Personal Health Budgets. 

Newsletter Archive

Get the latest guidance on the most talked about topics involving Direct Payments & Personal Health Budgets. 

ILG Community Mission Statement

“Creating a space for Personal Assistant Employers to share experiences, get support and unite their voices in order to help shape health and care Services.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Independent Living Group (ILG)?

The Independent Living Group (ILG) is a company developed to support individual employers and those that support them. It was initially developed by Mark Bates Ltd (MBL) as a tool to support the Direct Payment recipients they insured. The ILG has since developed and now a stand-alone company which supports several different initiatives:

 

ILG Community – a free national peer support group for PA employers across the UK.

ILG Academy – providing e-learning for PAs and face to face DP training for individual employers, Direct Payment advisers and social workers.

ILG Support – a market leading legal advice service for MBL policy holders

ILG PA – providing wrap around support for self-employed PAs

ILG TA – The ILG TA is a trade association for Direct Payment support teams and professionals working in the Direct Payment sector.

Do I have to be a Mark Bates Ltd policy holder to join the ILG Community?

No. Any individual employer of PAs is currently free to join the ILG Community.

Why should I join the ILG Community?

The ILG Community is led by a steering group of individual employers in the interests of individual employers. The Facebook group is a place where you can reach out to others for support and ask the steering group for guidance and support. The ILG Community have a mission to ensure the voice of PA employers is not left unheard. By joining the community, you will stay informed and have access to a variety of ILG support documents and useful info for employers.

How do I sign up?

To join the community, click the “join us” link above and follow the instructions for full access to our suite of resources and archived docs. You will then be directed to join the ILG employer private Facebook group.

What if I don't have Facebook?

You will still have access to our great suite of documents, newsletter archive, podcasts and more. You will also be added to our mailing list and be able to contact the steering group via the “ask the steering group” tab in the members area.

How do I download documents?

You will still have access to our great suite of documents, newsletter archive, podcasts and more. You will also be added to our mailing list and be able to contact the steering group via the “ask the steering group” tab in the members area.

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