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/

 

 

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:

https://www.norfolk.gov.uk/roads-and-transport/roads/road-safety/road-education-and-training/training-for-drivers-and-motorcyclists/gold-guidance-for-older-drivers

 

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 .