Please find a roundup of the latest news and resources we think may be of interest to you.
- RCPA conference and resources
Thank you to all who joined us on the day, we hope you enjoyed it as much as we did! We are delighted to announce the winners from the two raffles on the day –
Trade stand raffle winner – Zillah Oakes from Camelot Care won two race day tickets!
Name Badge raffle winner – Fiona Vigrass from The Dene Lodge won a bottle of champagne and a signed copy of Adventureman’s book!
We hope our winners enjoy their prizes 😊
Please click here to find some of the slides and presentations from the conference.
- Adult social care briefing-Somerset Council
For those members who may be new to role and ASC, Somerset Council circulate a weekly briefing on Fridays. The briefing includes all news and resources pertaining to Somerset Council and the wider system, including dates for provider Learning and Engagement sessions, training, and important announcements. I would like to draw your attention to the briefing 10th November where Mel Lock, Executive Director Adult Services and Lead Commissioner Adults & Health Somerset Council, addresses the current financial situation of the Council and the impact on services. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to sign up for the mailing list. Also their website: Somerset Provider Engagement Network
- The Autum Statement 22nd November
Jeremy Hunt’s statement focused on economic growth – ‘110 measures’ including measures to get people who long-term unemployed or sick back into work. Key themes amongst others included:
- Reducing debt
- Cutting taxes and rewarding hard work
- Support for long term unemployed, sick, and disabled into work
- Support for vulnerable people
- Personal tax and savings
- Business tax
- Unlocking investment in growth through pension funds and international investment
Welcome measures include the unfreezing of the Local Housing Allowance, the expansion of VAT relief on energy-saving materials for buildings used for charitable purposes, and the increase of the living wage. Disappointing to note, no mention of adult social care and its untapped potential to unlock economic growth, empower individuals, communities, and support unpaid carers and those accessing social care into the workforce.
- RMN-LD/Day/Dom care Wednesday 6th December
We are holding an LD, Day Care and Dom Care RMN meeting at the Independent Living Centre Yeovil, Yeovil Innovation Centre, Barracks Close, Copse Road, Yeovil, BA22 8RN on Wednesday 6th December at 13.30hrs-15.00hrs. There will be plenty of free parking available and tea/coffee will be provided. Further information regarding the programme will be sent shortly. If you would like to attend, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book your space.
- Career and training navigation for nurses
We plan to update you with more details about this very soon.
- Somerset Well-being podcast-supporting new fathers
In this new episode of the Somerset Emotional Wellbeing podcast, Supporting New Fathers, hosts Dr. Peter Bagshaw and Dr. Andrew Tresidder are joined by Dr. Joanne Nicholl from NHS Somerset to discuss what the New Father’s Project is, how it is being delivered through an innovative partnership between the Somerset Activity and Sports Partnership and the NHS and why it is important for families that new fathers are supported as well as new mothers.
Please find some copy for the episode attached. The long link for the episode for promotion on social media is below (this will show the episode artwork in a post):https://somersetemotionalwellbeing.castos.com/episodes/supporting-new-fathers
- Save the Date-Learning disabilities nursing showcase-15th February 2024, Taunton Racecourse
This is a face-to-face event which will allow practitioners within the Southwest the chance to share their good news stories and examples of best practice within their organisation. If you would like the opportunity to give a brief talk at the Learning Disabilities Nursing Showcase, present some of your organisation’s excellent work or register to attend, please email: email@example.com. Apologies if you have already received the flyer via other networks.
- RCPA Online Workshop: Data Security Workshop – Bring Your Own Device (BYOD)
Thursday 30th November, 10.00-11.00hrs via TEAMS
With the increasing use of digital technology your staff will need access to mobile phones, tablets and computers to complete their work. What are the pros and cons of allowing staff to use their own devices vs employer provided devices. What should you consider when implementing BYOD.
To register for the event, please click here
- Annual Health Check leaflets
We were delighted to have the Annual Health Project Team join us at the RCPA annual conference. Please click here to view the ‘Mend the Gap’ Annual Health Check leaflet. If you would like copies or more details of the leaflet, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Our partners, Howden, join the Care Workers Charity as a sponsor, read more here.
- RWK Goodman are running an employment law update webinar for providers on Thursday 30th November at 10am: Essential employment law update webinar | RWK Goodman
- Information and support from Skills for Care, please click here