Each month we’ve introduced members of our expert steering group, who help us to develop new resources and support for individual employers, PAs and organisations who support them.
The group includes colleagues who support individuals who employ their own PAs through a direct payment, personal health budget or with their own money.
We have 18 engaged experts from a range of backgrounds, who meet every quarter to ensure our work is both relevant and fit for purpose.
Keep up with the conversation using #PAframework or join our ‘Supporting organisations’ group on Twitter*.
This month we’d like to introduce steering group member, Miro Griffiths.
Miro has personal, professional and academic experience in independent living and personal assistance. He uses his experience and resources to bring a wealth of knowledge to the steering group.
Miro’s involved in policy development, and is a project advisor to the European Network on Independent Living project. They work with activists, grassroots organisations and member states across Europe and the European Parliament to advance disability rights and recognise the importance of personal assistance for all disabled people.
He also guest lectures at Universities on the topics of disability studies, political sociology and ethics, and is a member of several national groups including the National Co-production Advisory Group and the advisory panel for disability issues with the British Council.
With this work brings local and national contacts, who are vital in developing the personal assistance agenda. He told us:
“I will always represent their views in Skills for Care’s work, and will act as a conduit to ensure your messages reach the target audience.”
Having these views ensures that Skills for Care’s work is current and accurate, so it’s great that Miro can bring this perspective.
Georgina Turner, Head of Employer Engagement at Skills for Care, said:
“As independent living and personal assistance moves higher on the agenda, it’s great that we have Miro on board.
He has such vast experience nationally and internationally, which really helps us to focus our work on what’s needed in the sector.”
By joining the steering group, Miro keeps up to date with emerging developments within the personal assistance vision and service delivery that he can share across his networks.
Keep up to date
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*We’ve also put together a Twitter list of steering group members, organisations and individuals with an interest in this area of work. Subscribe and keep up to date with the latest news and resources – go onto the @skillsforcare profile, click on Lists and select the Supporting organisations group.
You can also visit our Information hub for individual employers and PAs to download useful resources, including the Employing personal assistants toolkit.