Home Support Provider Event – 19th July


Come and join us

Home Support Provider Event

19th July 2019 (9.15-3pm)

Dereham Football Club

Aldiss Park Norwich Road, Dereham NR20 3PX


This seminar is open to all providers delivering Home Support for Norfolk County Council. The seminar will provide you with a valuable insight into what is currently happening within the Sector and what plans there are for the future.

Main content:

Update following the consultation on the Norfolk Care Association

Social Care Recruitment Campaign

Feedback on Home Support projects

Update on Home Support contracts

Growing your business.


Lunch and refreshments will be provided. Spaces are limited, so please confirm your attendance for this FREE seminar asap. To book your place please click on the link below: https://tockify.com/socialcareengagement/detail/110/1563524100000

Once you have booked you will receive full details of the Seminar programme.


Values Based Recruitment Training – 23rd July 2019

Time:  9am-4:30pm

Venue: The Willow Centre, Cringleford, Norwich, NR4 7JJ

This course will equip managers with the knowledge of how to implement values based recruitment in their organisation, with the ultimate aim of providing the best possible care for their service users. 

The course will cover:

  • What are values and why are they important in creating safe, caring organisations
  • What is values based recruitment and how can VBR benefit my organisation and service users
  • Understanding the steps involved in effective values based recruitment
  • How to prepare for and conduct an interview using competency and values based questions
  • How to assess candidates’ responses and to select the person who best fits your organisational values and can perform the job successfully
  • How to sustain your organisation’s values through induction , supervision and appraisal. 

The course will cover, advertising, writing job descriptions and person specifications, shortlisting and preparing and conducting a values based interview. There will be some input from the trainers while most of the course will be interactive with delegates participating in group exercises and  practising their interview skills.

Delegate numbers are limited, and therefore we will only be able to offer 1 delegate place per organisation.

Please note: Teas/Coffees will be available during the day, delegates will need to provide their own lunch.  For more details please click on the link below:




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/



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.






Guidance for Older Drivers (GOLD) sessions

A quick reminder of the Norfolk County Council Guidance for older drivers (GOLD) sessions which may be of interest to some of the people you support.

 The  cost is £29 per person (may be waived for medical issues). 

Session takes about an hour

 •Tailored to suit the person’s needs

•No test involved

•Help and advice

•Refresh skills and build confidence

•Discuss any specific problems there may be. 

Session can cover things like:

 •Night time driving

•Junctions and roundabouts

•Driving in heavy traffic

•Dealing with complex road systems”

 For further information please click on the link below:



If you would like a copy of the leaflet please visit: https://brochure.norfolkslivingwell.org.uk/product/gold-guidance-for-the-older-driver



Are You Promoting the EU Settlement Scheme with Your Workforce?

EU nationals play a crucial role in our care system, and the Government wants them to know that they have a secure future here after the UK leaves the EU. Through the EU Settlement Scheme, which will launch later this month, EU nationals will be able to register for settled status if they have been here for five years, or pre-settled status if they have been here for less than five years.

The process to register is free, simple and largely digital, and we encourage social care providers to work with your workforce and support them through the process.

We’d also like to highlight the Department of Health and Social Care’s 26 February 2019 letter to all Adult Social Care Providers, which contains an update on the adult social care guidance for EU Exit Planning. Please read this letter, along with the EU Exit Operational Readiness Guidance, which outlines the key areas where you should consider your preparation for the UK’s departure from the EU.

The Government is maintaining an online repository of information for the health and social care sector on planning for a potential no-deal Brexit, and we will continue to communicate with the care market in Norfolk as and when information becomes available. You can also contact us via ASSDBrexitInfo@norfolk.gov.uk .