Quick guide for staff delivering intermediate care services

The Social Care Institute of Excellence (SCIE) and the National Institute of Care and Excellence (NICE), have co-produced this information based on NICE’s guidelines and quality standards on Intermediate care, including reablement.

Intermediate care involves working closely with people to agree what intensive support they need to improve their independence. Support should focus on the person’s strengths and help them to develop resilience and confidence so that they feel more able to manage daily living. This quick guide provides an overview of planning and delivering person-centred intermediate care. It covers:

  • Communication
  • Core principles
  • Person-centred planning
  • Personalised goals
  • Risk.

This guide may be helpful to new recruits in particular.  Please click on this link to access the guide:  promoting-independence-through-intermediate-care.pdf

If you have any comments or suggestions of how we can improve the content of the blog, please let me know:  Imogen.statham@norfolk.gov.uk.

 

Keep winter at bay with Warm Homes Partnership funding

A message from Breckland Older Peoples forum.

As winter sets in and freezing winds, frost and snow come to the county, Breckland residents who are struggling to pay their energy bills and keep their homes warm are being encouraged to check whether they may be eligible to receive help through Norfolk’s Warm Homes Fund Partnership.

Breckland Council, alongside councils across Norfolk, are aiming to help more than 1,000 people across the County with funding towards the cost of putting in place better insulation and the installation of mains gas. It comes following the success of £3.1m funding bid to National Grid’s Warm Homes Fund, which was led by Broadland District Council on behalf of Norfolk’s districts. The improvements aim to help both renters and homeowners to efficiently heat their cold homes, which can have a significant impact on people’s lives.

Cllr Gordon Bambridge, Executive Member for Growth at Breckland Council, said: “The aim is to help eligible people to access energy advice and support and to help those who do not have any central heating to put this in place at a reduced cost, which is important to their comfort, health and wellbeing. This is a fantastic initiative and we want to use this funding to help as many local people as possible, so I hope Breckland residents will explore how the Warm Homes Fund may be able to help them.”

The Warm Homes Fund is aimed at people whose homes do not already have central heating installs, as well as those with underlying health issues and carers of vulnerable people. To find out if you or someone you know may be eligible for support under the scheme, contact Breckland Council on 01362 656 870 or visit www.breckland.gov.uk/whf

NHS Awareness Campaign – Love Great Skin

The NHS have produced some really good and helpful guidance through their awareness campaign (Love Great Skin)  which is around preventing pressure ulcers.  Whilst the NHS focus is aimed at care homes and nursing homes, there is some really useful guidance and tools that could be used by any Social Care provider, including homecare.  You can find out more about this by clicking on the following link:  Stop the Pressure Love Great Skin.

Related to this information, you may also find using the SSKIN approach to manage and prevent pressure damage of use.  SSKIN is a five step approach to preventing and treating pressure ulcers.  You can find more information by clicking on the following link:  SSKINsskin managing & preventing pressure damage

Free training session on Energy Advice

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Free training is offered to any front line workers and volunteers working with people that may be struggling to heat their home adequately.

Simple advice such as understanding energy bills and different tariffs, reading the meter, and how to switch supplier – can make a big difference!

Find out more about changes to the energy markets, what financial support is available, an introduction to smart meters, and where to sign post people needing extra help.

You may also discover how to save yourself money on your own energy bills too!

Find out more about grants including first time central heating and support available through the Norfolk Warm Homes fund.

There will also be opportunity to meet other frontline workers. Previous participants have including advice volunteers, social housing officers, health visitors and support workers.

Participants will receive training materials and information leaflets and booklets.

Tea/coffee and cake will be provided!

Spaces are limited, so please book early.

Monday 4 February 2019

2pm– 3:15 pm, at Citizens Advice Thetford, Abbey Community Centre, Exeter Way, Thetford. IP24 1EE.

To book a place or find out more please contact Caroline Mackinson,

project.coordinator@cadat.org.uk

01379 658200

The Herbert Protocol

The Herbert Protocol is a national scheme used by Norfolk Police and other agencies which encourages carers to compile useful information which could be used in the event of a vulnerable person going missing.

Carers, family members and friends can complete in advance, a form recording all vital details such as:
•    medication required
•    mobile numbers
•    places previously located

•    photographs.

In the event of your family member or friend going missing, the File Herbert_Protocol can be easily sent or handed to the Police to reduce the time taken in gathering this information.

Alternatively there is support available online including:

Mind Charity0300 123 3393 (9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday)
AGE UK Norfolk – 01603 787111
If you are concerned someone you know who has gone missing and may be at risk of harm in an emergency call the police on 999 or non-emergency 101.