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Challenges faced by people who use Personal Assistants since March 2020 – Have your say!

This is a survey developed by the Local Government Association (LGA) to understand the recruitment and retention challenges faced by people who use personal assistants (employed and self-employed). There is plenty of evidence of the R&R challenges faced by care providers through the capacity tracker that they need to complete, but not for IEs/PAs.

The survey is now live https://research.local.gov.uk/jfe/form/SV_5hlpAkUlzT1zUsm and will close at 12 midnight on Sunday 23 January 2022.

 

The pdf below is the survey questions and lots of support is being offered so that people can complete the survey:

  • People completing the survey can look at the questions in pdf format before they undertake it.
  • People can move back and forwards in the survey, but once ‘submit’ is pressed, the feedback can’t be changed.
  • The survey should also work reasonably well on screen readers, tablets and phones but anyone experiencing technical problems can email me on liz.greer@local.gov.uk.
  • It’s fine to do the survey with different people more than once from the same computer/IP address, e.g. if a support organisation was helping IEs to complete it.

For anyone who finds the survey too challenging to complete, In Control have offered the alternative of a one-hour online discussion meeting on the 5th January to talk through the survey questions, and discuss the challenges people are facing in recruiting and retaining PAs. There are two meetings-people should book a place in advance using the weblinks here:

Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 1.00

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAuce6urDwsE9QFtfml8AhRch8mTIPZ3_We

Finally, if anyone is keen to participate but can’t do the survey, or join one of the In Control meetings, Liz Greer and Martin Walker of TLAP will be happy to support alternative arrangements to enable participation (liz.greer@local.gov.uk or martin.walker@tlap.org.uk). This could include translation which we could support on request.

Wednesday 5th January 2022 at 6.00pm

https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckcOqqrzgoGtXBRBU89EtMBzjTWRY_5vO5

Finally, if anyone is keen to participate but can’t do the survey, or join one of the In Control meetings, Liz Greer and Martin Walker of TLAP will be happy to support alternative arrangements to enable participation (liz.greer@local.gov.uk or martin.walker@tlap.org.uk). This could include translation which we could support on request.

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