The Independent Living Movement of Ireland
Independent Living Training for people in receipt of Personal Assistance Services
The Independent Living Movement of Ireland (ILMI) recognises that leading our own Personal Assistance Service (PAS) is a complex role, which requires recognition of the unique relationship that exists between our 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).
Overview: 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.
Content: ILMI have developed a dedicated Leader Manual to assist us with managing our PAS. Our Leader Training progamme 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 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?
Structure: This free participative training will be delivered as a one-day four hour training session. Training is delivered by a person with the lived experience of managing their own PAS.
Participants: Our Leader Training is for any disabled person who is currently using, or is actively seeking, a PAS to live independently. No previous training experience is required. To ensure effective participation a maximum of fifteen participants can be facilitated at each venue. Therefore pre-booking is essential.
Duration: Four hours including a 30 minute break for lunch, which is provided.
If you have an interest in taking part in ILMI’s Leader Training programme please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call Susan on 086 1712648 for details of course venues and dates.
Location: LAPWD, Station Rd, Mohill, Co. Leitrim
Date: 7th November 2018