Support networks for PAs

The East Sussex Personal Assistants' Network (ESPAN) is a place where PAs can share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns, as well as benefit from the experience of others. ESPAN meetings are friendly, informal and are independently run, led by PAs in their local communities. You will have the opportunity to discuss issues that are important to you and the valuable work that you do in a mutually supportive environment.

The aims of the network are to:

  • offer support and advice for PA’s using the combined knowledge and skills of attendees.
  • be a source of referral for new business and cover for holidays.
  • work in partnership with others to promote best practice in personal support roles.
  • share information of local resources and services.

Meetings are held at various locations or online across East Sussex throughout the year:

Meeting dates

The Havens - Mondays

To request an invitation, email: The Havens

Wealden – Tuesdays

To request an invitation, email: Wealden

Eastbourne - Wednesdays

To request an invitation, email: Eastbourne

Hastings and Rother - Thursdays

To request an invitation, email: Hastings and Rother

Skills for Care

Skills for Care offer support and resources for PAs including:

  • advice on finding work, training, working with different client groups, and managing a relationship with an employer
  • wellbeing resources

Visit: Skills for Care information hub