Alignment of Skills for Care level 5 products

Skills for Care are currently aligning their various leadership and management products to ensure greater consistency and clarity about which products are appropriate for which staff and when. As part of this work, a light refresh of both the Manager Induction Standards and the Level 5 Diploma will be carried out to ensure their alignment with each other and with the Leadership Qualities Framework. Skills for Care are offering the opportunity for employers to come together as small focus groups to review the drafts of both the Manager Induction Standards and the specification for the level 5 diploma.  The focus groups will take place on: Friday 25th September 2015, 10.30 – 15.30 – Leeds Tuesday 29th September 2015, 10.30 – 15.30 – London If you would like to attend either of these groups, please email us. Skills for Care News Article – September...

The Ripe Project: Researching Interventions that Promote Ethics in Social Care.

Would you like to become a care home resident for a weekend? Recruiting now to an innovative care research project… On behalf of Surrey University we have the pleasure of inviting up to 24 Dorset care staff to be involved in an innovative care research project at the University of Surrey in Guildford. This project is based on the very popular sTimulexperience, which several of you will have taken part in, as part of our recent European Dignity in Care project. (For information please visit: www.dignity-in-care.eu/portal/resource-pack). Over the course of a weekend, care staff will have the unique opportunity to become a recipient of care. They will assume the profile of a care home resident, and will have care delivered to them by student nurses. The Guildford research team, led by Professor Ann Gallagher, want to find out if switching positions changes views of care. It will run over three weekends (31st Oct/1st November; 21st/22nd November and 5th/6th December). Volunteers will be invited to attend one of the three weekends, and will be provided with transport from Poole to Guildford and meals over the weekend. If you are interested to take part in this project, please email Magda Zasada, from Surrey University on m.zasada@surrey.ac.uk or phone her on  01483 682819. Places are limited, so we recommend that you get in touch as soon as possible! > Care home letter > RIPE-Information for...

The Poole Well-being Collaborative

September “Super 6” Health and Well-being initiatives in Poole  1.  Full of Life Day 2015 Click here  for details of event including a Health and Well-being fayre. This year the focus is on well-being, social inclusion, volunteering and befriending.  2. Activities Showcase Click here  for 4 pages of interesting local activities and events ; an eclectic mix of information on things you may not know about 3. Make sure you LiveWell Click here  do you want to make lifestyle changes but not sure where to start? help to stop smoking, lose weight, drink less or become more active 4. Mobility Scooter help Click here  for details of charitable funds available for scooters and powered wheelchairs for people who may not be able to afford them 5. Carers Moving Forward Click here  for details of a new group that supports people who have had to hand over the care of their relative or friend to someone else 6. Getting Dorset Connected Age UK are creating a NEW online community for older people in Dorset with a Facebook page as well as FREE social media courses View our website          www.pwbcollaborative.org.uk Follow us on Twitter    #poolewellbeing Like us on Facebook   /poolewellbeingcollaborative Read what others say  ...

Will you be a winner?

Nominations close 24 September 2015 – don’t miss out! The Skills for Care Accolades reward employers who are committed to delivering high quality care and developing their workforce. Entering the Accolades gives you the chance to recognise the great work you do and also to share best practice across the sector so we can continue to make innovative improvements to help those who need care and support. The awards are open to organisations of all sizes and individual employers in England. You can self-nominate or enter on behalf of someone else. Best employer of under 250 staff Best employer of over 250 staff Best individual employer who employs their own staff (people who employ personal assistants to live independently using a social care budget or their own money) Best employer support for Apprenticeships Best employer support for continuing professional development (CPD) for regulated professionals (including social work, nursing, occupational therapy, physiotherapy) Best provider of learning and development Best recruitment initiative Most effective approach to leadership and management Most effective approach to integration and new models of care The closing date is Thursday 24 September 2015. Click here to enter now The awards ceremony where the winners are announced will take place on Thursday 10 March 2016 in Birmingham. The three finalists in each category are invited to attend. Hope to see you there! If you are interested in sponsoring the Accolades please contact accolades@skillsforcare.org.uk Skills for Care News Article – September...