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Effectively Managing Your
Personal Assistance Services

Peer-led Virtual Leader Training

Photo shows: ILMI Leader Training: Do you want to learn more about Independent Living and PAS? Are you in receipt of a PAS but worried about how COVID-19 will impact upon it? Join ILMI's Leader Training Programme and learn from other pAS users how you can effectively manage your PAS. 

The Independent Living Movement Ireland (ILMI) recognises the current fear around managing and maintaining our Personal Assistance Service (PAS) during the COVID-19 crisis. At all times leading our own PAS is a complex role, which requires recognition of the unique relationship that exists between our Personal Assistants (PAs) and us as Leaders. In response we have developed a distinctive training programme that recognises the challenge this presents and the information we need to take our first step toward Independent Living (IL). This peer-led programme is now being rolled out online with a specific focus on effectively managing our PAS during the COVID-19 pandemic.

ILMI's Leader Training programme aims to put us back in control of our PAS. By providing us with a range of information on Independent Living and our role as a Leader it aims to give us the confidence to lead our services in an effective way. It also provides us with information on the latest Health Service Executive (HSE) and National Public Health Emergency Team (NPHET) policies and how they impact upon the current PAS we are receiving. 

ILMI have developed a dedicated Leader Manual to assist us with managing our PAS. Delivered over five Modules our Leader Training programme will examine the content of that Manual with a specific focus on:

  • What is Independent Living?
  • What is a Personal Assistance Service?
  • What does it mean to be a Leader?
  • How are the current COVID-19 guidelines impacting on my PAS and how can I continue to effectively manage my service during this pandemic?
  • How can I manage the relationship between my service provider, PA and I?
  • How can I effectively manage my relationship with my PA to get the most from my service?
  • What are the types of PAS available to me?
Note: ILMI have a specific online community dedicated to effectively managing our PAS during COVID-19. If you would like to be part of this peer-support group then please do contact us using the details below. 

This free participative training will be delivered via Zoom. Training covers 5 Modules in total with each module delivered as a one-hour block session. All training is delivered by a person with the lived experience of managing their own PAS.

Training will run over 5 weeks every Tuesday at 11am for one hour. Training will commence this Tuesday April 14th.

ILMI Leader Training is for people currently in receipt of or actively seeking a PAS. You do not need to have any specific training in advance and this virtual training is free. 
To ensure effective participation from all participants a maximum of five participants can be accommodated on this Leader Training Programme. However subject to demand additional days and dates maybe added to the schedule. 

Note: Training is delivered via Zoom. If you have never used Zoom before please do not prevent this from participating. ILMI offers an online Zoom training module, which you can avail of at any time.Just contact Susan (contact details below) or for further information on our Zoom training options.

How Do I Register?
You can register for our ILMI Leader Training programme by contacting Susan at or calling 086 1712648. You can also email 

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