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.