So we have booked a meeting with Nick Lowe, Service Manager, 0-25 Disability Services.
We feel your frustration! We will be raising the challenges you have experienced with recruiting and retaining a PA with Nick Lowe at our meeting.
A recent post about the £150K of reclaimed from families who use Direct payments on our closed Facebook group saw a massive 113 comments in response. We could really feel the exasperation many of you feel with many posts echoing the same experiences and challenges over and over again.
Some of the challenges and frustrations you have told us about:
The meeting will be held on Wednesday November 20th 2019. We will be raising all of the challenges and difficulties that you have highlighted and we also want to use this opportunity to raise and discuss Carer’s Assessments also.
Our plan to present a need for change
We will be developing a specific survey that we will share on our website, over email and social media in the near future. From this and the short term data, we will gather in the run-up to the meeting we will create a report. To get a quick bit of data feedback prior to the meeting we are gathering comments made on the Facebook threads and creating quick Facebook polls on the issues faced in recruiting and retaining PAs. These polls will be within our closed facebook group.