Every Day is Different – Launch of Recruitment Campaign

 Norfolk’s ‘Every Day is Different’ Recruitment Campaign has launched!

This targeted recruitment campaign will continue until the end of year with the aim of raising awareness of the sector as a career to attract new applicants, challenging negative perceptions of the sector and demonstrating the career opportunities available. This is a great opportunity to get involved and promote working in Social Care, encouraging more people to join the sector locally and in turn reduce your vacancy levels.

We will be utilising the Norfolk Care Careers website https://www.norfolkcarecareers.co.uk  for candidates to find out about the range of job opportunities on offer and by illustrating the different career progression routes within the sector. As such, please can I request that you load all of your job vacancies onto the site as soon as possible. Please continue to update this with any new vacancies so we can encourage as many applicants for your positions as possible.  

Uploading vacancies is simple and free, if you already have a partner login you can login and upload straight away. 

If you don’t have  a partner login already, then please click the partner login in the top right hand corner and register as a new user so we can get you set up. Any questions, please contact norfolkcarejobs@norfolk.gov.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

Independent Age – Planning for the end of life

This week is Dying Matters Awareness Week and NCC wants to ensure people who are being supported at home by Providers have access to relevant information and guidance.

Providing or signposting information and advice to such people on how they could document their wishes to ensure peace of mind, for both them and their friends/family is helpful.  Helping people to do this effectively means the people they are close to will know what they want when the time comes.

Independent Age provide information on arranging a power of attorney, advance decisions and making a will. You may like to signpost those this may effect to their website: Independent Age and there are free copies of Independent Age’s ‘Planning for end of life’ guide which can be obtained from the following link:  Order your free copies 

Banded Pricing for Home Support Framework Providers in the Central Belt from 8 April 2019

Norfolk County Council Adult Social Care Committee approved the proposed prices for a range of care services including home support at its meeting on 14 January 2019. The prices will come into effect on 8 April 2019 and will apply for the 2019/20 financial year.

The new spot price for home support will rise from £17.28 to £18.24 an hour. Block contract rates remain individually negotiated and agreed.

In the Central Belt (Norwich, South Norfolk and North Norfolk CGG areas) the piloted banded pricing will continue to apply to Home Support Framework Providers.

The bands are:

Bands Band 1 (0-3miles) Band 2 (3-6 miles) Band 3 (6 miles +)
Rates 2019/2020 £18.24 £19.68 £21.72

The three bands in the model are based on travel distance from town and large village centres (GP surgeries have been used as the centre point) where population is highest and travel distance between visits therefore expected to be shorter than in the more rural and sparsely populated areas.

To help you identify where the boundaries between pricing bands are, please use the price band identification tool which can identify which banding any address or place in Norfolk will fall under. The price band identification tool is available Here:

Please follow the instructions provided on how to use the tool from the first screen.

In setting the bands the Council worked with Home Support Framework Providers and Norfolk Independent Home Care Group (NIHCG) during last year. The home support rates in Norfolk are amongst the highest rates in the East of England. A review of the current Home Support Framework model is planned to take place in 2019/20.

As a reminder, the list of Framework providers are:

North Norfolk:

  • Allicare
  • Carewatch
  • Compkey Healthcare
  • Extra Care Home Services
  • Interserve Healthcare
  • Leaf Care Services
  • NR Care
  • Taylor Care

Norwich and South Norfolk:

  • All Hallows Homecare
  • Allicare
  • Carers Trust
  • Carewatch
  • Compkey Healthcare
  • Diamond Resourcing (Better Health Care)
  • First Choice Homecare
  • Focus Caring Services Purely Care
  • Hales Group Limited
  • Home Support Matters
  • Independence Matters
  • Interserve Healthcare
  • Leaf Care Services
  • Manor Court Care
  • Mears Care
  • Nightingale Homecare
  • NR Care
  • Riseup Healthcare
  • Sunrise Health Care
  • Westminster Homecare

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Hanne Lene Schierff, Integrated Commissioning Manager – Central Team, at hannelene.schierff@norfolk.gov.uk.

Home Support Providers – Did you know you can advertise your vacancies for free?

Norfolk Care Careers is our local recruitment website for care vacancies https://www.norfolkcarecareers.co.uk .  Posting a vacancy is free and it’s simple to use.

 A local recruitment campaign will be launched soon and the Council will be directing all candidates to this site to apply for vacancies. As such, please upload as many of your job vacancies to the site as soon as possible.

If you don’t have a partner login already, please click the partner login in the top right hand corner of the Norfolk Care Careers website and register as a new user so we can get you set up. Any questions please contact norfolkcarejobs@norfolk.gov.uk.

 

 

 

 

 

Extension to the Capacity Incentive Payments for Home Support Providers – 2018/19

Busy periods and Bank Holidays can create pressure and strain on the health and social care system which can result in people failing to get the support they need. Norfolk County Council understands the difficulties of operating as a care provider and working as a carer during busy periods. In recognition of this the Council is making available extra incentive funding to home support providers who pick up new packages during specifically defined times of high pressure. The aim of the initiative is to strengthen the workforce, support resilience and increase service capacity.

The incentives are one-off payments which Council staff are empowered to agree to be paid to the provider. To find how much the incentive payments are, when they apply and how to access them, please click on this link: Home Support Capacity Incentive Payment.