Train the Trainer – Safeguarding Awareness

Norfolk Safeguarding Adults Board in partnership with KP Social Care Training Ltd

Presents ‘Train the Trainer Safeguarding Awareness’

The aim of the session is to train staff to deliver safeguarding awareness training to staff and volunteers in their own organisation. Participants will be provided with a set of training materials that they can use back in the workplace including: handouts, exercises, quizzes, case studies, power point presentations and link to a safeguarding awareness film. The pack contents cover all the materials for a half day or full day awareness session and a ninety minute update session.

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Free Fire Risk Training

You may recall that Andrea Borwell, Quality Assurance Officer – Domiciliary Care, has been talking about Fire Risk Training with the Fire and Rescue Service for some while, looking at training for care staff on identifying and reporting potential hazards. Training which would encompass two distinct strands has been identified and the training offer has now been agreed. The first course is designed for Assessors who undertake the initial assessment and set up of packages of care in the community and the second for Care/Support Workers who provide ongoing support to individuals in their own homes.

The agreed dates and venues for the roll out of both of these courses, which will be delivered by Gosia Zielinska of the Fire and Rescue Service, are listed below.  A very big thank you to those providers who have kindly agreed to loan their training rooms for these sessions.

Dates for additional Fire Risk Assessor and Carer courses will be available later in the year at other venues in the County and these will be circulated as soon as they are confirmed. Continue reading

Opportunity to advertise training courses

Moving&Handling training can be difficult to set up. Sometimes sessions have to run with very few participants, be cancelled or new recruits have to wait long time to get the necessary training. Norfolk and Suffolk Carer Support offers home support providers a chance to promote and advertise any training courses on the organisation’s web-site. This opens up the opportunity of sharing resources, cutting costs and speeding up processes. Here’s advice on how to advertise a training event.

How to advertise your training

The ‘courses and workshops’ facility on the N&SCS website can be used to advertise providers spare places on any in-house training, as well as open courses by training providers. This could be sessions being delivered by providers’ own trainers, or where they are buying in an external training provider but do not have enough staff to fill the number of spaces. Continue reading

The General Data Protection Regulation – Free seminar in Norwich for care providers and other resources

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – the clock is ticking: free seminar in Norwich for care providers and other resources

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect in May 2018. This new law gives individuals new rights and substantially increases the penalties for non-compliance. The GDPR applies to any organisation which processes data about individuals whether personnel, customers, prospects, website users or others. There is a new page on the N&SCS website dedicated to GDPR: http://norfolkandsuffolkcaresupport.co.uk/learning-development/gdpr
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Reminder: Fantastic opportunity for new registered managers in Norfolk

Just a reminder that Skills for Care wants to work with new registered managers in Norfolk as part of an exciting 12-month pilot, starting in April 2018.

A cohort of 10-12 new managers in the county, participating in the pilot will be supported to develop their confidence, knowledge and skills over 12 months. Every manager participating will also have the opportunity to engage with, and learn from, peers.

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Reminder: Improving integrated ways of working across health and social care

Just a reminder that NCC Commissioners are inviting Home Support providers who would like to participate in a workshop, aimed at exploring better ways of working across health and social care, to come forward and express an interest in this work.

The workshop will look at the issues around integrated ways of working across the two public systems, including trying to establish more clear definitions about which home support tasks fall under either health or social care.  An aim from the work will be to compile a list defining different duties – which will be informed by providers’ experience and views.

Initial expressions of interest should be sent to polly.cobb@norfolk.gov.uk by Friday 12 January. Details of the actual work shop will follow soon after, once the level of interest is clear.

Compassionate Communities Workshop – 18 January 2018

The Lord-Lieutenant’s Palliative Care Forum are holding a Compassionate Communities Workshop.

The aim of the event is for non-statutory organisations to discuss the potential barriers and solutions to implementing Compassionate Communities in Norfolk and Waveney.

Presenters at the workshop will include Dr Libby Sallnow, Guy Peryer (Lecturer in Health Studies at the UEA) and Jonathan Clemo (CEO of Community Action Norfolk).

The workshop is on Thursday 18 January at 9:30am – 1:00pm at Taverham Village Hall

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