Covid-19 Coronavirus update - if you are a Wiltshire care provider and need impartial advice or support and advice during these difficult times, please check out the Wiltshire Care Partnership - WCP website: https://www.wiltshirecarepartnership.org.uk/
If you would like to receive bulletins please contact the WCP CEO at email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are Swindon or Banes provider and have any enquiries about this or anything else please contact Sharon directly: Sharon.email@example.com
BSWCSP & WCP Joint Annual Conference was due to be held on the 25th November 2020 at Alexandra House in Wroughton nr Swindon. Unfortunately due to current social distancing this event has been postponed. Information on the rescheduled date to follow shortly.
Workforce Development Fund - WDF 2021/22 - Opening shortly!
Please remember that your ASC-WDS will need to be updated as from 1st April 2021 to be able to claim in the new 2021/22 funding year.
We are currently able to accept claims to be held in readiness for the 2021/22 claiming year. Details of the start date for the 2021/22 year will be coming out very soon. . Please click here for further information regarding WDF.
For any RQF claims please see the funded qualification and learning programme link here - this also details that we can only now accept RQF qualification certificates from the awarding bodies listed.
Members Declaration Form can be found here.
Following on from the success of the ASC-WDS support surgeries - we are happy to continue to offer this one to one support service for anyone who requires it. please note that you need to have an ASC-WDS account. To create one please click on the link below:
For support to enter or update your data please contact Sharon directly or contact the ASC-WDS helpdesk on 0845 873 0129
Proud to Care Wiltshire website http://www.proudtocarewiltshire.org.uk/ is part of the wider Proud to Care South West campaign, but promotes the specific benefits of living and working as a care worker in health and care in Wiltshire.
I Care Ambassadors
Do you wish to promote your service, do you have staff who are passionate about working in Adult care and how can we help recruitment and retention in our area, if so http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Recruitment-retention/I-Care...Ambassadors/I-Care...Ambassadors.aspx or contact Sharon Cloude directly.
Registered Managers Network & New & Aspiring Managers Network
- BSWCSP has secured a small grant to help establish a Registered Managers Network - RMN and a new & aspiring managers network - AMN.
- The aim of the RMN is ultimately to enrich the skills and knowledge of Registered Managers of adult social care services in Wiltshire and Swindon, enabling them to share information and network in a relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere. At quarterly meetings, guest speakers will be invited to lead sessions on topics requested by the Managers themselves from a annual survey.
- The aim of the AMN is to educate and share necessary information to staff who aspire to become a Registered Managers The network is aimed at new managers pre or post registration, deputy managers and senior carers and/or senior support workers. At these networks we will walk them through the Management Induction Standards - MIS with a view that they will be competent with the standards of these by the end. They will also be able to complete the MIS modules online with Skills for Care (which WDF will fund for their employing organisation).
- Both of these networks are running successfully online using Microsoft Team. For more information on either network please contact Sharon directly.
The Care Act & Care Certificate
For information and guidance please click on the links below which will take you to the current factsheets, or alternatively contact Sharon Cloude.
Undecided whether a career in care is for you?
Please visit this website to what work in the care sector is all about. Take the free online challenge to check your suitability for care and support work