Are you an Employed Personal Assistant working in the Social Care or Healthcare sector?

Working with Blue Light Card

ILG PA are pleased to say that any active member of ILG PA’s “Employed Personal Care Assistant” membership can successfully apply for Blue Light Card by showing their ILG PA ID badge.

Already a member?… Apply for your Blue Light Card here


What is ILG PA’s Employed Personal Care Assistant membership?

Elevate your role as a Personal Care Assistant with ILG PA’s Employed PCA Membership. Gain exclusive benefits including an ID badge, counselling helpline, wellbeing app, and more.

ID Badge

Display your credentials proudly with a personalised ID badge, showcasing your professionalism and affiliation with ILG PA.

Wellbeing Advice

Take charge of your physical and mental health with access to 24/7 health and wellbeing advice and support services.

Rewards & Discounts

Enjoy the perks of being an ILG PA member with access to our exclusive rewards and discounts platform. 

Speak To Your Employer

Empower your career by engaging with your employer if they receive a Direct Payment or Personal Health Budget. Share the benefits of ILG PA membership, and explore the possibility of funding it from these sources. Secure the support and resources you deserve to excel in your role.

What is ILG PA’s Personal Assistant Eligibility Criteria

Registering for your Employed Personal Care Assistant membership is only a few clicks away. To be eligible for an ILG PA “Employed Personal Assistant” membership you must satisfy our eligibility criteria and confirm you are an employed Personal Assistant working in Social Care and/or Healthcare. 

To support your application you will be required to upload the following documents:

  • A recent payslip (dated within the last 3 months) or a current contract of employment.
  • Formal Photo Identification (Passport or Photo Driving License).
  • Photo ID (this will be the photo for your ID badge).
  • Dedicated Coupon Code (this is if your employer has paid for your membership).

How And When Can I Apply For Blue Light Card?

To apply for Blue Light Card as a directly employed Personal Assistant/Personal Care Assistant you will first need an ILG PA “Employed PA” membership.

Once you are a fully verified active member of ILG PA and have received your ID badge, you will then be able to successfully apply for Blue Light Card by following this link.

*When applying for Blue Light Card you will be asked to upload a photo of your ILG PA ID badge*

Working With Industry Experts

At ILG PA, we understand the importance of supporting the wellbeing of our members. That’s why we have partnered with renowned industry experts such as BHSF, Irwin Mitchell, and Auriga to bring you our comprehensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Through this program, you have access to a range of valuable resources and support services tailored to your needs. 

ILG PA & Blue Light Card FAQs

What is Blue Light Card?

Blue Light Card offers exclusive discounts and unique member experiences to people working in the social care sector and those in the wider Blue Light community.

You can grab discounts on beauty, electricals, fashion, holidays, insurance, travel and more. A Blue Light Card costs £4.99 and is valid for two years.

Once signed up, you can access your digital card by downloading the Blue Light Card app via Google Play or the App Store.

There’s 13,000 offers at your fingertips, plus a handy interactive map feature to help you find local discounts closest to your chosen location too.


How do I become an ILG PA employed member?

This is a simple process with verification of your employed status. Click here for more information. 

What are the ILG PA benefits?

The ILG PA employed personal care assistant membership provides an employee assistance programme which gives employees access to legal advice, counselling, wellbeing services and financial advice. For more details click here.  

Who pays for the ILG PA membership?

The ILG PA membership is designed to be paid for by the employer. It can however be purchased by the employee should they wish.  

Where employers are funded by the local authority or through health, the membership can often be purchased using these funds. Meaning that the employer is not at detriment by offering the benefits to their employees. 

Who are ILG?

ILG (Independent Living Group) is an organisation set up to support the care workforce and the individual employers engaging with that workforce. The ILG has a number of different services including peer support, training, and advice and guidance.  

What do I do if I am funded through a direct payment and/or a personal health budget?

If you are in receipt of funding or your employer is, it is likely that the ILG PA membership can be purchased using this funding. Both local authorities and the NHS have recognised the need to support employed PA’s and offer them services that are similar to what they might find in other vocations. 

How long will my ILG PA ID badge take to arrive?

The ILG PA membership badge will take 3-4 business days to arrive once verification is complete. 

How can I find out more about ILG PA?

Please head over to our full FAQ page, which can be found here. Alternatively, feel free to email us at

How can I contact ILG PA for further assistance or support?

For any further assistance or support, you can contact ILG PA through the following channel:

Email: Send an email to, and our customer support team will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

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