2018 Strengths-based approach workshops


Dates for the second round of Norfolk and Suffolk Care and Support’s free strengths-based approach workshops have been announced.

The strengths-based approach is based on the belief that increasing resilience by focussing on an individual’s own skills and abilities, support networks and informal community services will improve outcomes for them and in so doing, delay or even avoid the need for ongoing formal input.

The workshops are aimed at care managers and in-house trainers, for cascading training to frontline care staff.

The workshops will take place in the New Year in Swaffham, Norwich, Dereham, Great Yarmouth and Wells.

For full details you can see the flyer here: NSCS workshop flyer

Or you can find out more details and book a place on 01603 629211 or info@norfolkandsuffolkcaresupport.co.uk

Winter Business Resilience Planning: Business Resilience consultation offer

At the Independent Provider Forum on 7 December, David Rimmer from the NCC Resilience Team will be talking about Business Resilience Planning.

Hopefully you’ll be able to make it to the forum on Thursday to hear from David in person.  If not, and perhaps as well, it’s worth bringing to your attention the support that the Resilience Team offers to small and medium sized businesses.

An initial conversation about your business is available by appointment.  This one-off discussion of up to an hour may be enough to give you some pointers or advice.  If you feel you would benefit from more support from the Resilience Team, bespoke arrangements for this (including costs and timescales) can be discussed.

The onset of Winter Pressures may have flagged some issues for your business which make this offer particularly relevant.  If so, perhaps now is the time to contact the team.

The Resilience Team website can be accessed here: https://norfolksafety.org/normit/

Or you can contact them directly on 01603 222016 or normit@norfolk.gov.uk

Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support – Care Provider meeting

Norfolk & Suffolk Care Support holds a number of half-day Care Provider meetings a year which are funded by Norfolk County Council.

The next meeting takes place on:

Thursday 30 November 09:30 – 12:30


The Willow Centre, Willowcroft Way, Cringleford, Norwich, NR4 7JJ

(For Sat Nav please use NR4 7JR)

As usual there will be a range of guest speakers covering issues of interest to you as providers. The full agenda is yet to be finalised but Walter Lloyd-Smith from NSAB, Fran Woodall from Skills for Care will again be contributing.

These meetings are open to representatives of all care organisations in the county – Registered Managers, owners, training co-ordinators – whoever you feel would benefit most from attending.

To book places send an email to info@norfolkandsuffolkcaresupport.co.uk, call 01603 629211 or check out the website here: http://norfolkandsuffolkcaresupport.co.uk/events

Invite to Norfolk Community Equipment Demo Day – January 2018

Please click here to see an invite to our Community Equipment Awareness Day.  This is a free event where we would like to share information with home support agency staff in relation to Community Equipment (such as profiling beds, hoists, slings etc).

There are 80 places available and thees will be allocated on a first come first serviced basis.  We really hope that you will be able to join us.

Please complete the booking form and send this to ICES@norfolk.gov.uk to book your place on this event.

Free Oral and Healthcare E-Learning Course

Skills for Health and Health Education England have launched a new e-learning course to support anyone interested in learning more about oral health and mouth care, and how this can contribute to the general health of the people you care for.

The course can be tracked by managers for internal development and support CPD.

Find out more here:  https://www.skillsplatform.org/courses/4005-oral-health-free?_ga=2.80974995.545197541.1505289950-1916753628.1495799683

Are you a new manager in adult social care?

Join the Skills for Care live webinar to find out about the resources they have to help new and aspiring managers, from initial induction through to delivering good and outstanding care.

It’s aimed at those who haven’t yet had the opportunity to use Skills for Care’s resources and provides a short introduction of the tools available to help you deliver the highest standards.

The webinar is being held on Tuesday 10 October 2017, from 10:00AM (log in at 09:45AM), finishing at 10:45AM.

Find out more and register here: http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Getting-involved/Events/Event-articles/Webinar-Introducing-Skills-for-Care-support-to-new-managers.aspx

Norfolk Care Convention Preparations Continue

Arrangements are well in hand for this year’s Norfolk Care Convention at the Norfolk Showground on 15 November 2017, with speakers and exhibitors currently being lined up. You can see details on the Care Convention website, along with how to secure tickets or become an exhibitor.

The conference has been re-branded this year as the Norfolk Care Convention to echo the increased scope and size of this year’s event. The convention will provide the opportunity to start key conversations around how the care sector is going to evolve from the current model of council commissioned services to a new lighter-touch, consumer-led, market-based approach. Bringing together experts and leaders, carers, care professionals, owners, third sector organisations and, for the first time, customers from across the entire spectrum of the care sector, this interactive event is an essential day in your diary.

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