Personal Assistant Network Group (PANG)
Aim
To enable peer support and access to professional networks to support the role of a personal assistant
Objectives
  • Give support to Personal Assistants
  • Invite different people to give you practical help and support in your role
  • Look at training/qualification opportunities available to you
  • Share your experience with other Personal Assistants, and give each other practical advice

The PA network group in Barnsley was established to bring together people who are employed as Personal Assistants in Health and Social Care, or are interested in becoming a PA. The group share knowledge and information and provide peer support and mentoring. The group is run by PAs for PAs and the local authority acts as a support mechanism only.

The group meets approximately every 6 weeks in the evening. It has an aspect on being a social group as well as being informative.

It provides an arena for information sharing, access to training courses and qualifications, support with any areas of concern, and information about key subjects. A number of guest speakers have attended including: End of Life Team, Personalisation Support Team, Enable Barnsley, Social Care Workforce Development Unit.

The group is specifically for PAs. If you are a PA working within Health and Social Care and would like to join this group please

Email: barnsleypafinder@barnsley.gov.uk or
Telephone - 01226772425

Comments from Members
Very informative, good speakers, enjoyed today with Enable Barnsley. Made new friends and we have something in common. Friendly environment.
Enjoyed the group and felt very supported. It was really good to have other PAs to talk to.
This group is a place where I feel comfortable to talk about anything. The people from BMBC are helpful, informative and always try to resolve issues for us. I enjoy the social side of the group and meeting other PAs.
Meetings

There is currently no meetings scheduled to occur.

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