New and Aspiring Managers Network

Are you a ‘new’ Registered Manager? Or are you aspiring to be a manager in the near future? Do you feel you would benefit from support amongst others who are in a similar position? Do you want to provide support to members of your team who you feel have the potential to develop their career? Partners in Care have been facilitating this network which supports managers in the earliest stage of their journey into management, and ensures they have a good foundation to build upon at this exciting, but often daunting, time in their career. The group is chaired by an experienced Registered Manager, with support from the Partners in Care team. We will also be joined throughout the year by our Skills for Care Locality Manager, and a variety of guest speakers. At this February meeting we will be focusing on Managers Induction Standards no.8 – Safeguarding, Protection and Risk. You are warmly invited to join this exciting group, or nominate the appropriate members of your team.  Details of the next network meeting are as follows:              Date:         Tuesday 12th February 2019 Time:          10.00am until 12:30pm (refreshments & networking from 9:30am) Venue:      Allendale House, Castleman Suite, Hanham Road, Wimborne, BH21 1AS To book your place(s) at this popular network please CLICK...

Registered Managers Learning Hubs

The ‘Hubs provide support to Managers across Dorset and regular attendees say that they are an extremely useful way of keeping up to date. This saves valuable time in researching the constant changes, keeps them informed about training initiatives, opportunities and funding. The ‘Hubs have evolved in to a Registered Managers Network chaired by a local Registered Manager, and we are also usually joined by the Locality Manager from Skills for Care to hear about their work and how you can become involved in this. During this next round of meetings we will be joined by colleagues from the Quality Assurance Team – Nursing & Quality ( which is part of Dorset CCG) to discuss the potential development of provider forums and how best these can support you , your team and the service you deliver now and going forwards. As part of this winter round of Learning Hubs you are warmly invited to attend. If you’ve never been before please feel free to come along and find out what you may have been missing!  Details are: Date:               Tuesday 15th January 2019 Time:              2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m Venue:           Activities Hall, the Dorford Centre, Dorchester Dorset DT1 1RR Date:               Wednesday 16th January 2019 Time:              2:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Venue:            Hanham & Bankes Room, Allendale House, Wimborne Dorset BH21 1AS Date:               Friday 18th January 2019 Time:              10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Venue:          The Sharp Room, Kinson Community Centre, Millhams Road, Bournemouth BH10 7LH   PLEASE NOTE: Please can we ask that you make sure you book your place, as the meetings are only able to run if there are sufficient...

Dorset Apprenticeship Event

Dorset Apprenticeships – Get In, Go Far……. Are you on board with apprenticeships as potential source of both development of existing and recruitment of new staff? Do you feel your organisation is using this opportunity to its fullest advantage and reaping the rewards? Would you like to hear about good practice in apprenticeships from local businesses who have made this work for them? This event is essential for: Levy and Non Levy payers Owners, Managers and Training Leads Organisations facing recruitment and retention challenges Those wanting to know more about the new Nursing Associate Apprenticeship Organisations across Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole This free event, co-ordinated by Partners in Care on behalf of our Local Authority partners and in close collaboration with Our Dorset aims to equip you with the information to make best use of apprenticeship opportunities locally. We are delighted to be joined by specialists who will help those who have responsibility for investing your organisation’s contribution towards the costs of apprenticeships to do so wisely. This event is open to both levy and non-levy paying organisations. Time will be spent during the morning hearing about the strategic direction locally and innovative ways to engage in apprenticeships, brought to life by local managers and their apprentices. There will also be opportunity to gain a wealth of information from apprenticeship providers as there will be ample time to visit the stands and to talk to them about how they can help and support you in delivering your apprenticeship training needs. Wednesday 7th November 2018 – Hamworthy Sports and Social Club, Magna Road, Canford Magna, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3AP The...

Dorset Active Care Forum

These inspirational meetings support Activity Co-ordinators, and they focus on activity provision across ALL care services.  These forums are open to all of our colleagues and peers, in order to embed a truly whole team approach to the work we do. So, if there is a manager, member of the care team, resident or relative (of a resident, of course!) who you think would benefit from attending – please invite them along!! As Autumn is in full swing everyone is noticing the colder weather outside. This meeting is therefore focusing on indoor and chair based exercise. We have guest speakers sharing techniques to promote and increase mobility, strength, and functional independence whilst having fun! All within your area, client’s home or establishment. We’ll also be finding out about all of your recent and upcoming activities! Please now book your place through Eventbrite. To do so, simply click one of the links below, and book onto the November meeting of your choice.  Remember, please register everyone attending, so we know how many biscuits we’ll need! The details are as follows: Tuesday 27th November 2018 from 10:00 until 12:30 at – Meet Craig Hardaker from Communifit at Charlton Down Village Hall, Herrison Hall, Sherren Ave, Charlton Down, Dorchester, DT2 9UA. Please click the link below to book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dorset-activity-forum-dorchester-tickets-52043528595   Wednesday 28th November 2018 from 10:00 until 12:30 at – Meet Lorien Holiday from Catalyst Strength and Fitness at Cobham & Social Club, Merley Park Road, Ashington, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 3DA. Please click the link below to book your place: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dorset-activity-forum-bournemouthwimborne-tickets-52043713147   We look forward to seeing...

The NMDS-SC – Why should I have an account?

An up to date NMDS-SC account with full worker records may give you eligibility to access the Workforce Development Fund (WDF) if you meet the criteria. This funding is a contribution towards the learning and development of your staff. Employers can claim back a contribution towards the costs of employees completing health and social care qualifications, Apprenticeships and learning programmes. Employers who directly incur costs for learning and development, such as course fees, can access the WDF to reclaim a contribution towards these costs. Having an NMDS-SC account has other benefits, including being able to share data with your local authority, who have asked you to share information with them. By giving permission via your NMDS-SC account, local authorities you contract with will be able to see the organisation’s name, address and NMDS-SC number; number of workers; number of worker records entered; number of full worker records entered to WDF eligibility standard and the date your NMDS-SC was last updated.  No “person identifiable” data is shared.   Other benefits of having an account means the ability to share information on your NHS Choices page (all social care employers have a presence on this site), as well as being able to use your data to make informed decisions about your workforce via your dashboards. You can use your data to compare with others in the sector. The Care Quality Commission (CQC) receives data from the NMDS-SC and uses it as part of its overall suite of intelligence about the sector. SOUTH WEST for providers Sept 18 Please click the above link to read more information on setting up an...