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/
As a member of WCP you will receive regular 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
Workforce Development Fund - WDF 2022/23
We are waiting for confirmation of funds available and the opening date for the WDF this year.
In the meantime please be aware that your ASC-WDS will need updating from the first of April 2022 to be able to claim.
Please contact Sharon, firstname.lastname@example.org or Becky, email@example.com if you need support with this.
If you are a new WDF claimant and are interested in claiming funds then contact Sharon or Becky, as above.
A Members Declaration Form will be found here when the new 2022/23 year opens.
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.
The Care Act - click here
The Care Certificate - click here
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.