National Trading Standards Scams Team – Coronavirus Scams Prevention

Wash your hands of coronavirus scams! Read it. Share it. Prevent it.

The National Trading Standards (NTS) Scams Team has produced some helpful materials to help promote scams awareness around coronavirus (COVID-19) scams at this difficult time. Today the Team has released a press release around criminals exploiting fears about coronavirus to prey on members of the public, particularly older and vulnerable people who are isolated from family and friends. There will also be media around this today on Sky and BBC, with your help the Team would appreciate as much support as possible.

You will find attached:

Press release links:

Please support the Team in this campaign and help share the important scams awareness messages. If you haven’t already please follow our @AgainstScams and @NTSscamsteam

 

 

 

New Year – New Social Media Skills

Frustrated with Facebook? Trouble with twitter?

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If you are on social media and could benefit from developing your skills and knowledge for business and recruitment purposes – sign up to a FREE masterclass today!

What? Social Media for Business and Recruitment Masterclass for Adult Social Care providers

When? Friday 10th January 2020

Where? The Conference Suite at Breckland Council in Dereham

Why? Come along and find out about:

  • Facebook & Twitter – overview and introduction
  • How to set up and optimise business social media profiles
  • How to use each platform-business functions to drive business and recruitment
  • Social media best practices – basic dos and don’ts
  • Ideas for appropriate and engaging content
  • How to measure social media success
  • Reputation and risk management
  • An introduction to visual social media platforms of Instagram, Pinterest or YouTube

There are 2 sessions available on a first come, first served basis (only 1 delegate ticket per provider).

Early bird? – book here to come along to our morning session at 09:00

Not a morning person? Book here and join us after lunch at 13:00  

Please note – You will need to bring your own laptop and hold administrator rights to your social media accounts. This is an interactive session with practical pointers that you can use to update your pages!

Teas and coffees will be available at the start of the sessions – you will need to bring your own snacks/lunch.

If you have any questions about the course, please contact me at norfolkcarejobs@norfolk.gov.uk

 

The Norfolk and Waveney Five Year Integrated Care System (ICS) Workforce Strategy

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The Norfolk and Waveney Sustainability and Transformation Partnership are keen to engage with as many people as possible who work in Health and Social Care about their workforce.

Please could Home Support Providers (managers/seniors/supervisors) use this template to have face to face conversations with staff? The document is an aid to structure conversations and get input in the development of the Workforce Strategy for Health and Care.

Please send all responses to: sudeep.dhillon@merra.co.uk

 

 

 

Information from Independent Age

Getting extra help at home

If the person you supports needs some help to stay independent at home, there are various options available. Independent Age’s guide ‘Getting help at home’ looks at equipment and adaptations to make life easier, gadgets to make a person feel safer and that can help a person look after themselves at home. Order your free copies

Technology to keep you safe at home
Simple devices known as telecare are designed to keep people safe at home. They can monitor a person’s safety and call for help if anything goes wrong. A person can get devices as small as a portable alarm to wear or movement sensors that can detect if a person has fallen out of bed. Read more

Attendance Allowance Guide
Attendance Allowance is extra money a person can claim if they are over State Pension age and need regular help with their personal care, or supervision to keep them safe. It isn’t means-tested, so a person could claim it whatever their income or savings.
Independent Age’s free guide ‘Attendance Allowance’ looks at who qualifies, how to claim and tips for filling in the claim form.  Order your free copies

 

 

 

The Bright Map project

In addition to the Norfolk Community Directory www.norfolk.gov.uk/directory here is another information resource which can help you find out what is happening locally in a specific area:

The Bright Map project aims to highlight some of the amazing community engagement and support across Norfolk.

It was initially founded by the Church of England Diocese of Norwich to promote groups and activities churches run for the benefit of their local communities. Today the site is open to all and promotes projects and community activities run by a wide range of organisations and community groups. If you know of a locally run group in your local area, or perhaps you coordinate your organisation’s groups across the County for the benefit of the community, the Bright Map project would love to hear from you. 

You can find a link to the Project here:  https://www.brightmap.org/