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Your Neighbours pre-launch supporter pack

Posted on Tue, 03 Dec 2019 @ 22:49

The pre-launch campaign pack includes brand new social media messages and graphics to build campaign anticipation before launch and encourage others to share a Mince Pie Moment (or any other festive treat) with their neighbours throughout December. Mince Pie Moments runs from 1st-31st December. You can find out more about the movement at greatgettogether.org

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The ADASS Y&H Involving People in Safeguarding Adults Review Protocol

Posted on Thu, 31 Oct 2019 @ 14:51

ADASS Y&H Involving People in Safeguarding Adults Review Protocol

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Easy Read Adult Flu Leaflet

Posted on Fri, 18 Oct 2019 @ 16:48

An easy read leaflet to promote take-up of flu jab to people with learning disabilities etc

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Advance Care Planning / Communications Skills Facilitators Training

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 @ 08:28

Applications are now OPEN for the second cohort of training for Advance Care Planning / Communications Skills Facilitators. This training is being offered as part of the West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership national dementia pilot work which aims to increase the quantity and quality of Advance Care Plans for people with dementia. The training is open to health, social care and voluntary sector staff who provide services within West Yorkshire & Harrogate Health & Care Partnership area. Places will be prioritised for staff who meet the criteria (attached) and who work within services that deliver care to people living with dementia and/or frailty. This training will take place on Thursday 26thth & Friday 27th September 2019 at a choice of two venues – St Gemma’s Hospice in Leeds or Wakefield Hospice. Trainees must attend BOTH days of the training. The deadline for applications is Monday 9th September. This training follows a cascade model which was developed in north-west England and which has been successfully rolled out to over 5000 front-line staff. Following the two-day training (and with support from the hospice education hubs), facilitators will be responsible for identifying a minimum of 40 front-line staff to whom they will deliver one-day ACP training and for supporting a fellow facilitator in delivering training to 40 front-line staff by the end of March 2020. As a minimum, this will require facilitators to be released for 4 days to deliver this training so organisational and line manager support is an essential requirement. Please find attached a flyer for the two-day training programme and outline criteria/requirements for staff wishing to apply to become facilitators. These are based on learning from the work in the north-west. An application form for the training is also attached. For training at Wakefield Hospice, please direct any queries and/or send applications to janet.millard@wakefieldhospice.co.uk. For training at St Gemma’s Hospice, Leeds, please direct any queries and/or send applications to janec@st-gemma.co.uk.

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ADASS Yorkshire & Humber Regional Account 2019

Posted on Wed, 21 Aug 2019 @ 08:23

ADASS Yorkshire & Humber Regional Account 2019

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Comms & Engagement meeting 10am on Wednesday 17th July

Posted on Thu, 11 Jul 2019 @ 11:20

Agenda

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership Regional Communications and Engagement Meeting

Posted on Fri, 05 Jul 2019 @ 14:19

17 July 2019 Agenda

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Looking out for our neighbours evaluation - week 15

Posted on Tue, 02 Jul 2019 @ 09:54

Here is the latest our neighbour's campaign evaluation – week 15

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PR news item for final phase of the neighbours pilot campaign - Remind and Encourage

Posted on Thu, 13 Jun 2019 @ 10:18

PR news item for final phase of the neighbours pilot campaign - Remind and Encourage

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Suicide bereavement support services to be rolled out across West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Posted on Thu, 13 Jun 2019 @ 09:30

A Leeds based postvention suicide bereavement support service is to be rolled out across West Yorkshire and Harrogate in the latest funding boost for mental health services in the area.

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WY&H Week 11 evaluation report for our neighbours campaign

Posted on Wed, 05 Jun 2019 @ 07:52

Week 11

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WH&H Neighbours campagn update week 8

Posted on Mon, 20 May 2019 @ 12:07

Week 8

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ADASS CQC ratings per LA

Posted on Fri, 10 May 2019 @ 14:51

CQC ratings per LA.

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WH&H Dont be the one campaign - TV schedule

Posted on Wed, 08 May 2019 @ 09:23

Here are the transmission times for the first week for the Don’t be the 1 campaign.

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WY&H Week 6 campaign evaluation report for #ourneighbours

Posted on Tue, 30 Apr 2019 @ 09:44

WY&H 'Looking out for our neighbours' campaign evaluation week 6

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Carers UK 2019 State of Caring Survey

Posted on Mon, 29 Apr 2019 @ 12:40

As you may already be aware, the 2019 State of Caring survey is now open and Carers UK are keen to make sure this year’s report reflects the diversity of carers across the UK and their caring experiences. There’s still a month to go until it closes on 24th May 2019 but at this stage response numbers from LGBT and Black and Minority Ethnic carers are lower than they would like. Carers UK has asked that we share this survey with our contacts locally. I’ve attached two graphics which could be used to share the survey on Twitter or Facebook as well as a PDF copy of the survey. https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/TQ6257W

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The latest delayed transfers of care data for February 2019

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 @ 15:31

The latest delayed transfers of care data was released today. This is for February 2019. Compared to the previous month (January 2019) there was an increase in DTOC beds per day overall, but those due to social care reduced.

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‘Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign report week 4 April 2019

Posted on Mon, 15 Apr 2019 @ 15:26

‘Looking out for our neighbours’ campaign report week 4

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PR Scorecard Guidance (final) 2019

Posted on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 @ 18:07

PR Scorecard Guidance

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ADASS Performance & Risk Dashboard 2019

Posted on Mon, 01 Apr 2019 @ 18:06

ADASS Performance & Risk Dashboard

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Leadership message from Kersten England, CEO of Bradford Council

Posted on Tue, 19 Mar 2019 @ 09:10

Kersten is also Chair of Bradford, Airedale, Wharfedale and Craven Health and Care System Leaders Board.

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership ‘Looking out for our neighbours’ Support Pack 2019

Posted on Tue, 05 Mar 2019 @ 19:09

Support Pack 2019

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Making Safeguarding Personal for Commissioners and Providers of Health and Social Care Events

Posted on Thu, 07 Feb 2019 @ 09:12

Making Safeguarding Personal for Commissioners and Providers of Health and Social Care Event, London 26 March 2019 | Birmingham, 25 April 2019 Please find attached a flyer for the workshop which will focus on effective safeguarding for commissioners and providers of health and social care. We shall consider how we can move forward, keeping the Making Safeguarding Personal agenda at the heart of this. The workshops will refer throughout to the LGA / ADASS resource for commissioners and providers on Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP). The purpose of the workshops will be to influence practice, drawing on the essential steps set out in this resource for Making Safeguarding Personal. We will draw out what good should look like from the perspective of providers, commissioners, operational and strategic managers and regulators in health and social care and the barriers and enablers to achieving this. Please circulate around relevant people in your organisations. To register your interest in attending either event please email your name, job title and preferred workshop location to caroline.taylor@local.gov.uk by 8 February.

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MARKET ANALYSIS DATA COLLECTION REQUEST from Care and Health Improvement programme (CHIP) Markets and Modelling project

Posted on Fri, 01 Feb 2019 @ 11:42

Following my earlier mails I am pleased to be able to finally launch the (CHIP) Markets and Modelling project markets analysis data request, which is attached in the links below. If councils wish to access the market analysis tool developed from the data, they will need to participate in this exercise. The collection period will run from Friday 1st February with return to Alder Advice by cop Friday 8th March 2019.

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‘The Four Pillars’ of Quality Assurance - Guiding Principles Document for ADASS Yorkshire & Humber Region

Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 @ 13:33

These have been developed by a Commissioning Network Task and Finish Group following a regional stocktake of current approaches which took place in 2018. Please find attached the final version. ‘The Four Pillars of QA’, and the guiding principles are intended to identify what commissioners should potentially have in place to ensure quality of provision and safety of practice based on good practice identified across the region. Whilst not intended as an audit tool they could also be used to support any review of current local processes you may wish to have in this area. At the next Commissioning Meeting it would be good to have a discussion on how each local authority is taking these forward and gain an insight on where people are against these principles. We are planning to have a future workshop around Quality Assurance where this conversation could feed into its content.

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RMBC are currently recruiting to the independent chair of the Rotherham Safeguarding Adults Board

Posted on Thu, 31 Jan 2019 @ 13:14

https://rotherham-jobsonline.co.uk/JobDetails.aspx?msg=KpkgQkiQNGGFoZuLxmfpJKl%2bCRSDO4%2bXKTOUfibvE%2bE%3d

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Sector led Improvement in Yorkshire and the Humber

Posted on Mon, 21 Jan 2019 @ 12:10

Registration is now open for the ADASS/ADCS Y&H Aspirant Leadership and Senior Leadership Programmes 2019. Information on both courses and the application form is attached. PLEASE RETURN THIS COMPLETED FORM TO Rob.mayall1@gmail.com BY 1st March 2019 Aspirant Leadership Programme 2019 Aims of programme: To develop leadership capability in middle managers The programme will enable middle managers to: • Identify and reflect on their leadership development needs. • Understand the latest leadership theory and constructs. • Reflect on their own leadership styles and approaches in the light of learning. • Understand how local leaders are addressing current and contemporary challenges. • Share best practice across the region and across partners. • Engage in placement / shadowing opportunities to broaden their awareness and understanding of children’s and adult services Senior Leadership Programme 2019 Aims of programme: To develop future leaders of services for children, young people and adults. The leadership programme will enable participants to have a better understanding of their strengths and give them ownership for areas for development, in the context of leading services for children and young people. The programme will enable managers to: • Identify, reflect on and address their leadership development needs, based on undertaking and receiving feedback on a series of observed activities and undertaking a 360 based on the latest national leadership framework. • Be exposed to latest leadership theory and constructs. • Hear about how local leaders are addressing current and contemporary challenges. • Share best practice across the region and across partners.

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New Developments in Social Care 2019

Posted on Wed, 16 Jan 2019 @ 13:55

Professor John Bolton Further considerations for developing a Six Steps Approach to delivering effective outcomes and managing demand

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Delayed Transfers of Care data – for Nov 2018

Posted on Fri, 11 Jan 2019 @ 12:58

Nov 2018

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - The Truth Project’s ‘I will be heard’ campaign

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 @ 10:04

The West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership System Leadership Executive Group met on Tuesday. The Truth Project ‘I will be heard’ campaign which launches on the 14 January was on the agenda. This important project / campaign offer victims and survivors of child sexual exploitation the opportunity to share their experience and be respectfully heard and acknowledged. Their contribution is included in recommendations about support needs, as well as challenging assumptions of child sexual abuse to Parliament. Since it began in 2015, nearly 2,000 victims and survivors have shared their experience either through a private face-to-face session, by telephone or in writing. It was agreed that the Partnership would support the campaign via their local organisations safeguarding routes, if they aren’t already, and that Rob Webster our CEO, Partnership Lead would write to The Truth Project to highlight our Partnership support. We’re very mindful that this is core business for many of our partners and you may already be aware or supporting this campaign. If you would like to know more please contact Georgina Middleton, Director of Communications, Engagement and HR via email: engagement@iicsa.org.uk for more information.

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WH&H HCP Neighbours Campaign Presentation

Posted on Thu, 10 Jan 2019 @ 09:54

Helpful advice

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NHS LONG TERM PLAN TO TACKLE MAJOR KILLER CONDITIONS AND SAVE UP TO HALF A MILLION LIVES

Posted on Mon, 07 Jan 2019 @ 11:55

NEWS RELEASE Embargoed until 00.01 Monday 7 January NHS LONG TERM PLAN TO TACKLE MAJOR KILLER CONDITIONS AND SAVE UP TO HALF A MILLION LIVES

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ADASS Carers Policy Network December 2018 Newsletter

Posted on Wed, 02 Jan 2019 @ 13:55

ADASS Carers Policy Network December Newsletter

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Health related behaviour questionnaire in Wakefield

Posted on Sat, 08 Dec 2018 @ 12:37

Health related behaviour questionnaire in Wakefield.

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September 2018 DToC Figures

Posted on Sun, 11 Nov 2018 @ 14:19

• This month’s social care DToC figure (September 2018) was down (43,960) compared to last months (August 2018 – 45,637). Health’s was up (September 2018 – 89,873 and August 2018 – 89,253) • This month’s overall DToC figure was down from 144,267 (September 2018) compared to September 2017 (168,041). • The number of delayed days for social care was 43,960 which represents a 27.2% decrease over the last year (September 2017 –60,396). • 30.5% of delays were attributable to social care, which is down from 35.9% in September 2017, and also down marginally from last month (August 2018 – 31.3%). In April 2017, 38.2% of delays were attributable to social care (highest on record). • The main reason for Social Care delays in September 2018 was “Patients Awaiting Care Package in their Own Home”. This accounted for 15,500 delayed days (35.3% of all Social Care delays), compared to 33.1% in September 2017. The number of delays attributable to this reason had been increasing steadily since April 2014 and reached a peak in December 2016.

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Referring adult patients to the new adult eating disorders service for West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Posted on Wed, 07 Nov 2018 @ 10:27

There is a new specialist community eating disorders service for adults across West Yorkshire and Harrogate. The service is called CONNECT and was launched in April 2018.

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"Looking out for our neighbours" campaign update

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 @ 12:54

"Looking out for our neighbours" campaign update

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Workshop Report WYH HCP Comms Engagement Equality Newtork October 2018

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 @ 12:53

Workshop Report WYH HCP Comms Engagement Equality Newtork October 2018

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Yorkshire and Humber Strengths Based Event October 2018 Slides

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 @ 12:39

Yorkshire and Humber Strengths Based Event October 2018 Slides

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Mental health support for children and young people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate

Posted on Fri, 26 Oct 2018 @ 12:03

Mental health support for children and young people across West Yorkshire and Harrogate heading in the right direction – but more must be done West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership’s (WY&H HCP) ambition to support more children and young people with mental health problems closer to home is heading in the right direction, according to latest figures. However more needs to be done for children and young people backed with long term investment say mental health professionals.

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Y&H Strengths Based Event Flyer

Posted on Mon, 22 Oct 2018 @ 09:07

Event on 22 October 2018

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Yorkshire & Humber Strength Based Social Care Conference 2018 Agenda

Posted on Tue, 16 Oct 2018 @ 14:41

WORKSHOPS AM Progress of strength-based practice in assessment and support planning Rotherham Council and Pete Lenehan Optimising strengths-based prevention work Fiona Love - Roberts and Andy Jones, Rochdale Council The role of carers in health and social care Val Hewison, Chief Executive Carers Leeds PM Learning from Community Led Support Julie Bootle, Community Led Support Programme Consultant, NDTi Strengths-based work in NE Lincs Christine Jackson, Principal Social Worker, North East Lincolnshire Co-ordinating care and conversational assessment Sally Gretton and Jeanette Cookson, Skills for Care Yorkshire & Humber Strength Based Social Care Conference 2018 #SBSC18

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - Weekly Update 10/9/18

Posted on Mon, 10 Sep 2018 @ 09:58

This week’s update is a blog from Fatima Khan-Shah, SRO for the West Yorkshire and Harrogate’s Unpaid Carers programme • This week’s blog and previous ones are available at www.wyhpartnership.co.uk/blog • You can visit our website at www.wyhpartnership.co.uk • You can also check our latest news on our website here • Our twitter address is: @wyhpartnership

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CQC System Reviews and Follow Up Reviews

Posted on Fri, 07 Sep 2018 @ 10:16

CQC has written to local system leaders in six local authority areas where we shall be undertaking new or follow-up reviews exploring how older people move between health and adult social care services.

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ADASS News Letter 13 August 2018

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 @ 15:49

National Children’s and Adults Services Conference MANCHESTER CENTRAL CONVENTION CENTRE, 14 – 16 NOVEMBER 2018 Widely recognised as the most important annual event of its kind for councillors, directors, senior officers, policymakers and service managers with responsibilities for children's services, adult care and health in the statutory, voluntary and private sectors. Come along and share, engage, network and participate with your peers....

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ADASS News Letter 31 July 2018

Posted on Wed, 15 Aug 2018 @ 15:47

Opportunities for Associates to support Policy Leads ADASS Associates have been discussing how the experience and expertise held by the Associate members can be unlocked to support ADASS Policy Leads or regional work. Our offer of support has been well received and both the Workforce and the Safeguarding leads are seeking Associates who can support their work plan....

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New LGA Risk Offer for 2018/19

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 @ 11:04

A number of local authorities in the region took up their offer in 17/18 to support their individual risk assessment and to support the regional assessment. We will be carrying out the annual risk assessment over Autumn and Winter period as in previous years with the usual regional offer to facilitate individual council self assessments in addition to this. This will be raised at the next branch meeting. The LGA Offer • A free, externally facilitated offer* to any DASS of up to 1.5 days support per council to complement the risk self-assessment process available from 1 April 2018-31 March 2019 • Funding from DHSC via the LGA's Care and Health Improvement Programme (CHIP) to support councils to manage and mitigate risk • All discussion, content and products arising from this offer are confidential and sit with the participating council(s); nothing will be shared with any other parties without prior agreement and explicit consent • Councils taking up the offer are actively involved in selecting the best fit facilitator to meet their needs, and in specifying the facilitator brief • The offer operates as a three-way agreement between CHIP, the council and the supplier; CHIP manages the supplier contract but the supplier is accountable to the council for delivery of support agreed *For 2018-19 the LGA will prioritise requests from councils who have not previously taken up the offer If you would like to take up the LGA offer then please contact either myself or Liz Greer, Adviser, Care and Health Improvement Programme, Local Government Association liz.greer@local.gov.uk 07717 720729.

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Delayed Transfers of Care data – for June 2018

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 @ 10:17

The next delayed transfers of care data – for June 2018 – is due to be published on Thursday 9th August. The source data and statistical press release will be available here from 9.30am. Links in attached document.

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West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership - Weekly Update 3/8/18

Posted on Fri, 10 Aug 2018 @ 10:11

• This week’s update is sent from Jo Webster, Chief Officer for Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group; Strategic Lead of Health and Care Transformation and Integration for Wakefield District and member of the Partnership’s Executive Leadership Group • You can read this and previous blogs here • You can visit our website at www.wyhpartnership.co.uk • You can also check our latest news on our website here • Our twitter address is: @wyhpartnership.

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Public Health England Beat the Heat Keep residents safe and well

Posted on Tue, 31 Jul 2018 @ 18:53

The weather is getting hotter and hotter out there and we are noticing an increasing number of older people admitted to hospital with symptoms of dehydration. We want to do all we can to keep the people we care for as healthy as possible and have attached some additional sources of information you may find useful. If you have any great tips or advice we can share please contact gil.ramsden@nhs.net and we will include them in the next Care Together, Share Together newsletter.

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ADASS News Letter 24 July 2018

Posted on Thu, 26 Jul 2018 @ 08:50

Issue 556 - 24 July 2018

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Learning from CQC Local System Reviews

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 @ 12:10

The LGA, in partnership with ADASS, are pleased to offer a series of free national learning events based on CQC’s Local Area Reviews. Target audience – Senior Leaders from Health and Social Care Speakers - both from CQC and from local systems who received a review Workshops – topics to be confirmed Dates and Venues  12 September – London, 18 Smith Square SW1P 3HZ  19 September – Newcastle, The County Hotel NE1 5DF  27 September – Manchester, Doubletree by Hilton Manchester Piccadilly Hotel M1 3DG  11 October – Bristol, Doubletree by Hilton City Centre BS1 6NJ For bookings please click on the respective event above. Please note due to popularity we may need to restrict bookings to three delegates per health and social care system. For any general queries please contact harry.parker@local.gov.uk

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NHS 70TH Birthday Edition

Posted on Mon, 16 Jul 2018 @ 11:58

Care Together – Share Together July 2018, 70th Birthday Edition

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ADASS News Letter 10 July 2018

Posted on Wed, 11 Jul 2018 @ 09:47

ADASS News Letter 10 July 2018

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Regional Account Charter July 2018

Posted on Fri, 06 Jul 2018 @ 10:34

Regional Account Charter July 2018

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ADASS eNews 3 July 2018

Posted on Wed, 04 Jul 2018 @ 12:43

Next Generation ADASS Further to discussions at our Executive and Policy Day we are working on a review of how we maximise the resources we have and consider how we further resource ADASS. We are looking at our capacity in relation to Trustees, Policy Leads, Regions, Full, Extended and Associate members and staff, nationally and regionally. To that end we are setting up two workshops, one on the 13th August 2018 in the North (venue to be confirmed) and one in London on the 22nd August 2018. If you would like to join please e-mail TEAM@ADASS.ORG.UK indicating which session you would be interested in attending and identifying what kind of member you are or if you are staff. We will allocate places based on quotas to ensure a mix of types of members and staff.

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Carers Action Plan

Posted on Sun, 10 Jun 2018 @ 21:11

The following is a link to the national ADASS response: https://www.adass.org.uk/adass-responds-to-government-announcement-on-carers-action-plan Responding to the Government’s Announcement of a Carers Action Plan, Glen Garrod, the President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), said: “As leaders in social care across the country, ADASS is keen to see carers, who make such a crucial difference to the people they look after, recognised as the vital support that they are, and this action plan is a good next step towards making this happen. We have contributed to this discussion and advocated for this action plan to be published for some time, so it’s good to see some progress on this. “It’s crucial that carers are given the support – and respite – they need to be able to fulfil their role effectively. We have consistently called for a sector-led approach which has as its heart the needs of the local communities, with resources from central government supplied to facilitate this. Only by taking the lead from people we care for, in the communities in which they live, can we deliver an approach that ensures the best possible care. “We will continue to work with the Department for Health and Social Care to ensure the carers action plan is a success.”

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ADASS Y&H Regional Account 2018

Posted on Tue, 05 Jun 2018 @ 18:45

It has been another challenging year for local government and for adult social care services yet we continue to keep our focus on improving the lives of people with care and support needs as that is what sector led improvement is fundamentally all about. We have had a broad work programme and delivered a phenomenal amount of improvement activity through the region’s collective endeavour with every local authority playing its part.

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Live Streaming Event 3 July 2018 Celebrating Contributions of nursing, midwifery and care staff

Posted on Mon, 04 Jun 2018 @ 11:01

Join the live streaming event on 3 July to celebrate the amazing contributions nursing, midwifery and care staff have made since the launch of the NHS in 1948. https://www.england.nhs.uk/livestreams/

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ADASS News Letter 22 May 2018

Posted on Fri, 25 May 2018 @ 09:00

ADASS Carers Network Co-Lead We are seeking a new Co-lead for the ADASS Carers Network. We would like to take this opportunity to thank Luke Addams for his contribution as co-lead and wish him well in his future endeavours. We are welcoming nominations from DASS, Extended and Associate Members to work alongside Grainne Siggins, DASS in London Borough of Newham. Please send nominations and seconds to ANDRIANA.DELEVICH@ADASS.ORG.UK by Friday 8 June 2018.

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Project Leader Role for ADASS Yorkshire & Humber Grade PO4

Posted on Tue, 20 Mar 2018 @ 11:12

The post-holder will be predominantly home based and will work around the Yorkshire & Humber region, but may work from Leeds City Council for some part of the week. ADASS Yorkshire & Humber operate through Leeds City Council and therefore this post will be contracted on their terms and conditions. To be considered you must have experience of working in local government, health or social care sector and be able to demonstrate project leadership experience. You also need to demonstrate evidence of managing projects that have delivered results in a public sector environment. The outline role description and person specification is attached which will tell you more about the scope of the role. If you are interested and want to have an informal discussion, telephone Dave Roddis (ADASS Yorkshire & Humber Programme Director) on 07908 893490. This post is offered on either a secondment or direct appointment. If you wish to be considered for secondment you must have obtained the support of your manager. To apply you need to send a CV to Dave Roddis by email daveroddis19@gmail.com. You should also send a brief summary setting out your skills and explain why you are applying at this stage in your career. The closing date has been extended to 29th March 2018 Interview date: w/c 9th April, 2018 ADASS Yorkshire & Humber The purpose of Yorkshire & Humber ADASS is to help support the continuous development of adult social care: • Acting as a conduit for national and regional policy and strategy development and implementation. • Participating in strategic partnerships across Yorkshire & Humber • Delivering a programme of improvement activity • Supporting the effective functioning of key networks across Yorkshire & Humber • Supporting and developing leadership and the next generation of leaders • Exercising collective responsibility around financial, systemic and service delivery risks • Improving quality and safeguarding Our current core priorities include: • Resources & Efficiencies • Health and care partnerships • Safeguarding Adults • Commissioning and Quality In Care Services • Integration and Devolution • Prevention and Early Intervention • Sector Led Improvement

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ADASS News Letter 13 March 2018

Posted on Mon, 19 Mar 2018 @ 10:24

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ADASS News Letter 6 March 2018

Posted on Wed, 07 Mar 2018 @ 14:04

ADASS Spring Seminar 2018 All ADASS members should have received a personal invitation to the ADASS Spring Seminar 2018. The seminar is taking place between 11-13 April at Yarnfield Park Conference Centre. THE PROGRAMME IS ALREADY TAKING SHAPE AND CAN BE FOUND ON THE ADASS WEBSITE and we have conifrmed both the Minister for Social Care, Caroline Dinenage MP as well as the Shadow Social Care and Mental Health Minister, Barbara Keeley MP as giving key note addresses, along with key speakers form the sector. If you are an ADASS member but have not received an invitation please contact Su Stook on SU@CREATIVEREALISATION.COM or 01352 756575.

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ADASS News Letter 27 Feb 2018

Posted on Fri, 02 Mar 2018 @ 14:14

Joint Committee on Human Rights Inquiry on The Right to Freedom and Safety: Reform of the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards This Friday (2nd March 2018) is the closing dates for written submissions to this inquiry. Submissions should be no more than 1,500 words.  The Committee is issuing an open call for evidence from interested parties on:  • Whether the Law Commission’s proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards strike the correct balance between adequate protection for human rights with the need for a scheme which is less bureaucratic and onerous than the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards • Whether the Government should proceed to implement the proposals for Liberty Protection Safeguards as a matter of urgency • Whether a definition of deprivation of liberty for care and treatment should be debated by Parliament and set out in statute IF YOU HAVE ANY EVIDENCE THAT YOU WISH TO SUBMIT, SEE HERE FOR DETAILS.

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ADASS News Letter 20 Feb 2018

Posted on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 @ 09:50

ADASS News Letter 20 Feb 2018

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ADASS News Letter 13 Feb 2018

Posted on Mon, 26 Feb 2018 @ 09:50

ADASS News Letter 13 Feb 2018

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Andrew Hughes' blog - 9 February 2018

Posted on Wed, 14 Feb 2018 @ 17:35

This week saw a mix of good and no so good news for health and social care. There remains a positive decrease in the numbers of delayed transfers of care (DTOC) for December and local government continues to play a significant role in this. Yet at the same time, the numbers exceeding a four-hour wait in A&E in January has increased to an all-time high. It will be interesting to see how this impacts on January’s DTOC figures. At the same time the National Audit Office published its report on the social care workforce. While local government only directly employs less than 10 per cent of the workforce, having the right local care workforce is essential to councils in delivering their duties. Residential nurses, high turnover and the lack of a national strategy are cited as key issues. The report is well worth a read.

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ADASS News Letter 30 Jan 2018

Posted on Tue, 30 Jan 2018 @ 20:23

Adult Social Care: What’s the evidence? LAST CHANCE TO BOOK 2 February 2018 - NCVO - 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL There will be opportunity for delegates to attend all workshops which will be focused on Markets, quality and commissioning, sustainable health and care systems, employment for people with care and support needs, and mental health. We have also confirmed Simon Bottery (King’s Fund) and Michael Clark (School for Social Care Research) as speakers on the day. The seminar is being held jointly between ADASS and Research in Practice for Adults with sponsorship from EY. PLEASE SEE HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK ON.

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ADASS News Letter 16 January 2018

Posted on Wed, 17 Jan 2018 @ 11:08

Issue 530

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ADASS News Letter 9 Jan 2018

Posted on Mon, 15 Jan 2018 @ 10:17

What’s the evidence? – 2018 .....

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ADASS News Letter 2 Jan 2018

Posted on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 @ 10:54

Happy New Year To You All! 2017 was a great year with significant achievements from everyone in ADASS and social care. We would very much like to hear from you with stories of social care staff and services going the extra mile during the time of winter pressures, which can be shared with others to raise and maintain the profile of social work and social care. If you have any good news stories we can share, please send them to TEAM@ADASS.ORG.UK. Thanks!

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ADASS News Letter 19 December 2017

Posted on Mon, 08 Jan 2018 @ 10:51

UPCOMING EVENTS What’s the evidence? – 2018 2 February 2018 NCVO - 8 All Saints St, London N1 9RL This day-long seminar will bring together Directors and Assistant Directors of Adult Social Care and senior academics to discuss current projects and future direction of adult social care research. With the multitude of pressures on adult social care departments, now more than ever is a time to look to the evidence of ‘what works’, in order to ensure that resources are used efficiently, and lead to a good experience and outcomes for people who use services and their carers. The seminar is being held jointly between ADASS and Research in Practice for Adults with sponsorship from EY. PLEASE SEE HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION AND TO BOOK ON.

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ADASS News Letter 5 Dec 2017

Posted on Thu, 07 Dec 2017 @ 11:53

Joint ADASS / RiPfA Seminar 2018 - What's The Evidence? We are delighted to announce that after the success of last year's seminar day we will be running the seminar again on Friday 2 February 2018. The event will be jointly run with Research in Practice for Adults and will focus on current hot topics in Adult Social Care Research as well as offering an opportunity for ADASS members to discuss potential research topics with academics. More details on how to book on will be announced shortly.

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ADASS News Letter 28 November 2017

Posted on Fri, 01 Dec 2017 @ 10:30

UPCOMING EVENTS Save the Date – Spring Seminar– 11-13 April 2018 Next year’s spring seminar will be taking place from 11 – 13 April 2018. We will be returning to Yarnfield Park Conference Centre and will be inviting members to book on shortly. In the meantime please save the date Last Week’s Workforce Seminar Many thanks to those that participated in the ADASS/SCIE Workforce Seminar last week. We hope those that attended found it useful, all the slides from the day can NOW BE FOUND HERE.

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ADASS News Letter 21 November 2017

Posted on Thu, 23 Nov 2017 @ 11:37

ADASS News Letter 21 November 2017

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ADASS News Letter 14 November 2017

Posted on Wed, 15 Nov 2017 @ 15:11

ADASS News Letter 14 November 2017

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ADASS News Letter 31 Oct 2017

Posted on Thu, 09 Nov 2017 @ 10:11

ADASS News Letter 31 Oct 2017

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ADASS News Letter 24 Oct 2017

Posted on Tue, 31 Oct 2017 @ 11:49

ADASS eNews Issue 519 - 24 October 2017

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER Oct 2016

Posted on Thu, 12 Oct 2017 @ 07:08

ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER Oct 2016

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ADASS News Letter 29 Sept 2017

Posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 @ 12:10

ADASS News Letter 29 Sept 2017

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ADASS News Letter 19 Sept 2017

Posted on Fri, 29 Sep 2017 @ 12:09

ADASS News Letter 19 Sept 2017

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Job Advert: Administrator (Care and Treatment Review (CTR) Hub)

Posted on Mon, 24 Jul 2017 @ 14:19

Salary: Up to £18,500 pro rota (Actual salary £9,866.67) Hours: 20 hours a week (permanent contract) Base: Leeds office About the Administrator (CTR Hub) Job Inclusion North operates a Care and Treatment Review (CTR) ‘hub’ which provides Expert Advisers and Clinical Advisers to Care and Treatment Reviews (and Care, Education and Treatment Reviews) across Yorkshire and Humber and the North East. NHS Commissioners use the Hub to ensure that there is an independent voice within the CTR process.

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Care Act Survey Research Statistics June 2017

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 @ 10:10

This document accompanies the report of a survey carried out by Think Local Act Personal (TLAP) between September-October 2016, to find out how the Care Act 2014 has made a difference to the lives of adults who need care or support. To provide context for the survey, TLAP also reviewed related research and statistics relevant to its work on the Care Act and personalisation. This annex brings together material from the review, and covers a number of the Act’s key changes in: • The delivery of local information and advice. • Assessment and support planning. • Promoting wellbeing. • The quality of care and support. The report of the survey, alongside a set of tables with the results for all survey questions, is available at www.thinklocalactpersonal.org.uk/browse/careact2014

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TLAP's Care Act Survey Results June 2017

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 @ 10:08

Please find attached TLAP’s Care Act Survey, published today on our website. You may be aware that we’ve cited the Care Act Survey and some preliminary findings in workshops, events and Learning Sets that we’ve run together, or in your regions over the past six months or so. I hope you will find this useful, together with forthcoming publications: POET Survey and Gathering the Evidence Base for Personalisation (not sure that names finalised yet)

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Easy Read Care Survey

Posted on Wed, 28 Jun 2017 @ 10:08

Please find attached TLAP’s Care Act Survey, published today on our website. You may be aware that we’ve cited the Care Act Survey and some preliminary findings in workshops, events and Learning Sets that we’ve run together, or in your regions over the past six months or so. I hope you will find this useful, together with forthcoming publications: POET Survey and Gathering the Evidence Base for Personalisation (not sure that names finalised yet)

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Working Carers Top Tips June 2017 in collaboration with ADASS Y&H, ADASS NW and TLAP

Posted on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 @ 08:39

Working Carers Top Tips June 2017 in collaboration with ADASS Y&H, ADASS NW and TLAP

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Working Carers Report in collaboration with ADASS Y&H, ADASS NW and TLAP

Posted on Mon, 12 Jun 2017 @ 08:38

Working Carers Report in collaboration with ADASS Y&H, ADASS NW and TLAP

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Choices June 2017

Posted on Thu, 01 Jun 2017 @ 16:25

Celebrating carers Recognising carers and reaching out to them in the community are key factors of our Carers Week (June 11-18) festivities.

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ADASS Y&H Regional Account 2017

Posted on Mon, 15 May 2017 @ 09:42

It has been another challenging year for local government and for adult social care services yet we continue to keep our focus on improving the lives of people with care and support needs as that is what sector led improvement is fundamentally all about. Despite shrinking budgets, I am enormously proud that local adult social care services continue to improve in the region. This has been achieved through the hard work and generosity of colleagues and partners to spend time supporting work beyond the boundaries of their own council and we continue to add value through collaborative endeavour. To read more please open the file.

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PSW ebook of blog 2017

Posted on Tue, 21 Mar 2017 @ 10:06

World Social Care Day 2017

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TC MASTERCLASS FREE EVENT - Social Case Management for Highly Complex People

Posted on Wed, 22 Feb 2017 @ 12:06

Social Case Management for Highly Complex People Transforming Care Masterclass for frontline workers and practitioners Tuesday 21 March 2017 (Leeds)

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Delayed Transfers of Care - Monthly Overview by Region

Posted on Tue, 17 Jan 2017 @ 13:36

Delayed Transfers of Care - Monthly Overview by Region

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Safeguarding Adults: A new Legal Framework Seminar 10 February 2016, Keele

Posted on Thu, 12 Jan 2017 @ 10:20

Seminar 4 considers ‘Dignity, wellbeing and human rights’ Seminar 5 considers ‘Intersections with mental capacity and mental health’. Seminar 6 will focus on ‘Responsibility for and to safeguarding in civil society’.

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER December 2016

Posted on Tue, 06 Dec 2016 @ 15:02

ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER December 2016

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER November 2016

Posted on Thu, 03 Nov 2016 @ 20:17

ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER November 2016 In this edition... 1. Transforming social care through the use of information and technology 2. Health and Social Care Network 3. Local Digital Roadmaps and Digital Maturity Update 4. ADASS Informatics Network: National Meeting Update 5. Care Apps Showcase 7 March 2017 6. NHS England Digital and Technology Newsletters 7. National Events and Regional Meetings

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BCF Weekly Bulletin 21 October 2016

Posted on Sat, 22 Oct 2016 @ 11:40

BCF Weekly Bulletin 21 October 2016

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National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference for Adults Services, 24 - 25 November

Posted on Fri, 21 Oct 2016 @ 10:29

National Commissioning and Contracting Training Conference for Adults Services, 24 - 25 November

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Think Local Act Personal and the Centre for Welfare Reform Update September 2016

Posted on Sat, 03 Sep 2016 @ 14:31

Think Local Act Personal and the Centre for Welfare Reform are pleased to be continuing to work together this year to promote the further uptake of Individual Service Funds across England. We are very pleased that some of the best work in this regard is happening in Yorkshire and the Humber.

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DIRECTORS AND ASSISTANT DIRECTORS Y & H – JUNE 2016

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:41

DIRECTORS AND ASSISTANT DIRECTORS Y & H – JUNE 2016

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Care Quality Commission - Building Bridges, Breaking Barriers July 2016

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:34

How care is integrated across health and social care and the impact on older people who use services, and their families and carers. http://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20160712b_buildingbridges_report.pdf

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The National Development Team for Inclusion - 3 sets of publications

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:32

The People’s Voice - Making it Heard Launching 3 important sets of publications which have been co-produced with people who use services to help meet specific needs within the Health and Social Care Sector Please copy and paste the links into the URL: 'Who We're Concerned With' http://www.ndti.org.uk/who-were-concerned-with 'What We Do' http://www.ndti.org.uk/what-we-do 'How We Do It' http://www.ndti.org.uk/how-we-do-it

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Notes & Presentations from the Learning and Sharing Event 19 July 2016

Posted on Mon, 01 Aug 2016 @ 22:22

Learning Disabilities Mortality Review (LeDeR) Programme, North East and Cumbria Learning and Sharing Event, 19th July 2016 The North East and Cumbria Learning and Sharing Event was well attended, with approximately 100 delegates mainly from health care, but also social care, family carers and academics. As well as representatives from across the North of England, the event was attended by people from areas all over England. Speakers provided an overview of the programme and experience of being a pilot from national, regional and local experience including a number of tips and helpful advice for others preparing for roll out of the programme. Key themes included: • using existing mechanisms and processes for the LeDeR programme work • knowing who the local/regional stakeholders are and how best to communicate with them • the importance of family carer involvement from the outset • the importance of bereavement support for family carers, and importantly bereavement support for people with learning disabilities themselves. A number of key questions were raised and discussed including: • balancing local practicality and flexibility with the need to get quality and comparable data • the use of networks in implementing the programme including local variation in what networks to use • the time frame for rollout of the pilots and programme as a whole • how the programme fits with other reviews and safeguarding processes To find out more Presentations will be distributed to delegates and will be made available on our website shortly http://www.bristol.ac.uk/sps/leder/ A highlight video is also being produced and will be available shortly on our website. A summary of twitter coverage of the day can be found here: https://storify.com/RTunmore/leder-learning-and-sharing-event

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Carers Rights Guide 2016

Posted on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 @ 15:37

Looking after someone...

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Transforming Care (Must Knows)

Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 @ 20:01

Published by LGA 22 July 2016 The Transforming Care programme is based on the assumption that children, young people and adults with a learning disability and/or autism with behaviours described as challenging have the right to live satisfying and valued lives, and to be treated with dignity and respect. They should have a home within their community, be able to develop and maintain relationships, and get the support they need for a life that is healthy, safe and rewarding.

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LEARNING DISABILITY MORTALITY REVIEW (LeDeR Programme) KEY MESSAGES FROM NORTH EAST AND CUMBRIA PILOT 19 July 2016

Posted on Wed, 27 Jul 2016 @ 19:18

This event was designed to share the learning from the North East and Cumbria pilot learning disability mortality review. ALL RESOURCE MATERIALS ARE AVAILABLE ON THE REVIEW PROGRAMME WEBSITE. Bristol University | School for Policy Studies | Learning Disabilities Mortality Review Programme

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ADASS Budget Survey 2016

Posted on Thu, 14 Jul 2016 @ 11:52

https://www.adass.org.uk/budget-survey-2016 Key Messages 1. Funding doesn’t match increased needs for, and costs of, care for older and disabled people There are ever greater numbers of older and disabled people needing essential care and support, their needs are increasingly complex and the costs of care have increased. To maintain care at the same level as last year would require more than an extra £1.1bn. This year budgets for social care have increased slightly although there is very wide variation between individual councils (70 councils, in fact, reported a fall in budget). This is because: The new social care precept flexibility (used by 93% of councils) raised a total of £380m. This does, however, raise much more in some areas than others and raises least in areas with the greatest need for social care. Local Government continues to try to protect adult social care despite competing pressures on other services and cuts in central grants. This year adult social care accounts for 35% of total council spending, the same as the last two years. Many councils had to cover overspends on adult social care last year by drawing on reserves (62 councils) and by cutting other services (52). But the social care precept this year raises less than two-thirds of the calculated costs of the National Living Wage. So this year Directors of Adult Social Services (Directors) have to find more savings of £941m (7% of the total net budget). 2. More people’s lives are affected by reductions in social care funding Directors report that: In spite of the population of older people increasing by 3%, we saw no increase in the numbers of older people actually receiving services in 2015/16 At least 24% of this year’s savings will come from cutting services or reducing the personal budgets of people who receive care and support The quality of care is compromised: 82% of Directors report that more providers already face quality challenges as a result of the savings being made. As of June 2016, CQC inspections under the new regime show that 27% of adult social care services “require improvement” and 2% are “inadequate”. 3. Directors are increasingly unclear where the funding needed will come from Financial risks are rapidly increasing for local authorities. In 2015/16 the majority of social care departments overspent on their budgets, and as a result, Directors’ confidence in the ability to both make continued savings and at the same time meet increased duties is diminishing. Last year 45% of Directors were fully confident planned savings would be met. This year it is just 31%. Confidence falls to only 6% when thinking about making savings in 2017/18. These savings are required at a time when the number of applications for Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards has risen more than tenfold in the last two years and 2015/16 saw the first full year of the implementation of the Care Act 2014. Faced with this pressure, only 36% of Directors could say that they are fully confident of being able to deliver all of their statutory duties this year, falling rapidly to just 8% who are sure they can do so next year. 4. The continuity of the care market is under threat We expected to see significant increases in fees to providers due to the impact of the National Living Wage. The survey findings suggest that the total cost, including compliance with the existing National Minimum Wage, will total over £600m. 82% of councils increased fees to providers: nearly a quarter by more than 5%. Though the National Living Wage is welcome, in many areas providers will continue to struggle to recruit staff, especially in home care and where employment is high. Maintaining a caring, compassionate and trained workforce in a sustainable provider market is an urgent concern. 80% of Directors reported that providers in their area are facing financial difficulties now. Providers are increasingly selling up, closing homes or handing back the contract for the care they deliver to older or disabled people. This affected thousands of people across the country last year. 5. Investment in prevention is being further squeezed Directors see increased prevention and the integration of health and social care as the two most important ways in which savings could be made over the next three years. But, as budgets reduce further in real terms, it is becoming harder and harder for councils to manage the tension between prioritising statutory duties towards those with the greatest needs and investing in services that will prevent and reduce future needs. As a result of this tension, this year councils will be spending 4% less on prevention than last year. 6. Reduction in funding for social care has wider impact Directors feel that negative consequences due to budget cuts have already been felt right across health and social care and agreed particularly strongly with statements regarding issue faced by the wider sector: 85% thought that the NHS is under increased pressure 84% thought providers are facing financial difficulty 85% thought providers face quality challenges Social care is essential but the investment simply isn’t there The whole sector, including senior leaders from the NHS, local government and the independent sector, are united in recognising the importance of an adequately funded social care system in promoting the country’s wellbeing and ensuring the right care is available. We are at the tipping point where social care is in real jeopardy and this impacts on the millions of people needing care and support. More people work in adult social care than in the NHS and they make a positive difference every minute of every day. We welcomed the additional funding for future years that the Chancellor announced in last year’s Spending Review but the results of this year’s survey confirm our view that these measures are too little and come too late. We urge the government to address this.

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A New Settlement for Health & Social Care - Final Report

Posted on Wed, 13 Jul 2016 @ 11:01

This is the final report of the independent Commission on the Future of Health and Social Care in England.

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ADASS Social Care & YOU Guide

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 @ 18:16

Booklet produced by ADASS about Social Care and You.

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ADASS Getting To Know You - Conversation Guide

Posted on Mon, 11 Jul 2016 @ 18:14

Booklet with a guidance to conversation.

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Regional Account - ADASS Yorkshire & Humber 2015/2016

Posted on Sun, 10 Jul 2016 @ 10:39

This has been a year of focus and support for councils meeting the requirements of the Care Act and a year of transition to put in place a regional infrastructure fit for purpose for the risk and challenges we face in the future. We have had a change in a number of DASS posts across the region and it has felt like the right time to refresh our approach and our priorities to help meet a number of significant challenges councils are facing....

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Department of Health - Getting the right support and care for you REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:43

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help to make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. Whether you are receiving support at home or living in a care home, the new national changes are designed to put you in control. It will be easier for you to make plans for your care and support now, and in the future. Consistent across England For the first time, all councils in England will consider the same national level of care and support needs when they assess what help they can give to you. And if you receive care and support and want to move to another area in England, both councils will work together to make sure that there is no gap in your care when you move.

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Department of Health - Support for Pensioners REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:41

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term we use to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing and eating. If you receive care and support, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes. Why does the Care Act mention prisoners? For prisoners and others who live in approved premises such as bail hostels, social care services can support rehabilitation. This can make a big difference to a person’s health, their wellbeing and the likelihood of reoffending, making it much easier for them to rebuild their life after release. The new Care Act says that if a person meets particular criteria, the prison’s or approved premises’ local council must provide their care and support.

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Department of Health - Support for Carers REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:40

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help to make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. If you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes. Supporting you in caring In England, millions of us provide unpaid care or support to an adult family member or friend, either in our own homes or somewhere else. ‘Caring’ for someone covers lots of different things, like helping with their washing, dressing or eating, taking them to regular appointments or keeping them company when they feel lonely or anxious. If this sounds like you, from April 2015, changes to the way care and support is provided in England mean you may be able to get more help so that you can carry on caring and look after your own wellbeing.

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Department of Health - Safeguarding Adults REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:38

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term we use to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. If you have care and support needs, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes. What does the new law say? Adult safeguarding is about helping an adult to live safely, comfortably and free from abuse. Councils, the police and the NHS already work in partnership to safeguard adults who need support and from April 2015, a new law will help to deliver an even better service. The new Care Act (2014) says that every council must: • check out any worries about adults who need support and may be at risk ofabuse, neglect or domestic violence and take action to protect them • set up a Safeguarding Adults Board with members from the council, the police and the NHS who will work together to help keep people safe • appoint a Designated Adult Safeguarding Manager to handle any complicated problems • arrange for an independent advocate to support any adult who needs extra help during a safeguarding enquiry or review • cooperate with our partners in order to protect an adult with care and support needs who is experiencing or is at risk of abuse or neglect

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Department of Health - Personal Budgets and Payments REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:37

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term we use to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. If you receive care and support, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from these changes. For the first time, the Care Act provides a legal entitlement to Personal Budgets. This ensures that person centred care and support arrangements are developed as widely as possible. Your social worker will help you understand the different options for arranging and paying for your own care and support needs. These personalised approaches are set out below. If you have difficulty in understanding personal budgets and other options for paying for care, you can ask for an independent advocate who can help you to arrange care which best fits around your life. Personal budgets A personal budget is money that the council gives you to pay for any care and support that you need. Your community care assessment will help you decide what services will help you live a life that’s as full and safe as possible. Then, your care worker will talk with you about paying your personal budget as a direct payment.

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Department of Health - Deferred Payment Agreements REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:34

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. If you receive care and support, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes. Planning for care costs From April 2015 deferred payment agreements will be available across the whole country. This means that people should not have to sell their homes in their lifetime to pay for their care, as they have sometimes had to do in the past.

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Care Act for Carers - One Year On

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:31

Contents Foreword 2 Executive summary and key recommendations 4 Introduction 6 What has gone well? 8 What needs to improve? 11 Recommendations 22 A last word: the Care Act in 2018 25

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Developing an integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing PP presentation

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:29

Developing an integrated approach to identifying and assessing Carer health and wellbeing PowerPoint presentation.

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Department of Health - Customer Journey REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:24

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. Care and support is the term used to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with family and friends. Whether you are receiving support at home or living in a care home, the new national changes are designed to put you in control. It will be easier for you to make plans for your care and support now, and in the future. If you’ve ever wondered what the journey through Adult Social Care could be like, this is the leaflet for you. It will hopefully give you a brief overview of the process that many people take in order to receive the care and support they need, to live the life they want to live. There are three main steps involved in requesting and receiving care and support these are: • Contacting us • Assessing your needs • Creating a support plan

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Department of Health - Advocacy for Care and Support REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:22

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term we use to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. If you have care and support needs, or you support someone as a carer, you could benefit from the changes.

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Department of Health - A Guide to Adult Social Care REGIONAL

Posted on Fri, 08 Jul 2016 @ 00:21

From April 2015, care and support in England is changing for the better. The new Care Act will help make care and support more consistent across the country. ‘Care and support’ is the term we use to describe the help some adults need to live as well as possible with any illness or disability they may have. It can include help with things like washing, dressing, eating, getting out and about and keeping in touch with friends or family. This leaflet helps to explain what we mean by care and support; who can get access to care and support and how.

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER JULY 2016

Posted on Thu, 07 Jul 2016 @ 15:52

1. Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt Outs - Caldicott Review - Now published. 2. Local Digital Roadmaps - An update on next steps and regional events 3. Integrated Care Records - Social Care 4. Health and Social Care Network (N3 replacement) - Consultation 5. In Other News - Health and Social Care Integration Publication 6. National and Regional Events Calendar

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Choices News Letter Summer 2016

Posted on Mon, 13 Jun 2016 @ 09:35

Carers' Resource Choices newsletter‏. Summer 2016 edition. http://www.carersresource.org/?utm_source=Web%20Contacts&utm_campaign=7d6ae78c35-Choices_Campaign_External_May_16&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_eb98e3108c-7d6ae78c35-427501073 Welcome to the summer edition of Choices Carers Week 6-12 June 2016 Carers Week is an annual campaign to help raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make. This year's national theme is Building Carer Friendly Communities, and through the week there will be events and drop in's across the patch we cover. Keep up to date with what's on where you live by checking our website. (read more inside) Growing service brings peace of mind for more carers More breaks on the carers as Carers' Resource wins North Yorkshire Carers' Sitting Service contract. Delivered under our speciliast care provider, care@ carers' resource, the service enables adult carers to have a temporary break. (read more inside) Take a break for carer Can you brew up for others - or spare the cost of a cuppa - to help othere take time out from caring? Invite your freinds, famil or colleagues to a tea party or coffee morning and ask them to make a donation in aid of our annual Time out for Tea fundraising campaign. Click here to register your event. (read more inside) Two decades of support for young carers When our popular young carers service opened it's doors in 1996, Madonna and the Spice Girls were topping the charts, and John Major was Prime Minister. (read more inside) We value your feedback Choices will continue to develop. To share your views on this edition please contact Editor Carolyne Coyle. Your shopping can help us! If you shop online you can help us raise funds. Retailers on board include Amazon, Play.com, John Lewis, Debenhams, Sainsbury's, Marks & Spencer and many more. Go to www.easyfundraising.org.uk/causes/carers-resource Follow us on Facebook and Facebook. We'd love to have your feedback! Local events, activities and information for carers across our area. Details of all of our drop ins, lunches and events are now in the centre spread, pp.6-7 of Choices. You can also find out what's taking place in your area using our Events calendar. Please share: Twitter Facebook Pinterest LinkedIn Google Plus Instapaper Carers' Resource 11 North Park Road| Harrogate | HG1 5PD | 01423 500555 Griffin House | Broughton Hall Business Park | Skipton | BD23 3AN | 01756 700888 Unit 15 Park View Court | St Paul’s Road | Shipley | BD18 3DZ | 01274 449660 Sharrow View | Allhallowgate | Ripon | HG4 1LE | 01765 690222 share on Twitter www.carersresource.org Like Your regular Carers' Resource Choices newsletter on Facebook We are sending you this e-mail because you have have opted into our web contacts database. If you no longer wish to receive emails from us, please unsubscribe on the link below. Please contact us if you would prefer to receive information by post. Registered Charity No.: 1049278. Copyright (C) 2016 Carers' Resource. All rights reserved. Email Marketing Powered by MailChimp

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ADASS INFORMATICS NETWORK: NEWSLETTER JUNE 2016

Posted on Tue, 07 Jun 2016 @ 17:10

Copy and paste into your browser http://eepurl.com/b3PZyb In this edition... 1. Annual ADASS Informatics Conference - 24th May 2016 - Presentations Now Available 2. Local Digital Roadmap / Digital Maturity Self-Assessment: Online Webinar for Social Care - Wednesday 8th June 2016: 2.00-3.30pm 3. National Information Board & Social Care – Your chance to get involved 4. Citizens Online: Social Care - "Promotion of Online Services" Briefing Now Published 5. In Other News - Health and Social Care Network 6. National and Regional Events Calendar

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ADASS YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE WORK PROGRAMME & IMPROVEMENT PLAN

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016 @ 09:20

ADASS YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE WORK PROGRAMME & IMPROVEMENT PLAN This plan sets out the Yorkshire & Humberside regional priorities, issues, outcomes and supporting actions for 2016/17. It has been informed using a number of sources including: • Regional priorities established by the ADASS Branch in Summer 2016 • Results of the regional overview of the TEASC risk awareness assessment across all 15 councils in the region and the regional Risk Summit held in February 2016. • Priorities and work programmes determined by current regional networks. • Ongoing work being undertaken by existing regional groups • Outcomes from regional master classes and events in Autumn/Winter 2016/17.

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ADASS YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE:APPROACH TO SECTOR LED IMPROVEMENT IN ADULT SOCIAL CARE

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016 @ 09:18

Sector Led Improvement Memorandum of Understanding

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ADASS Y&H Risk Summit Presentation and Outcomes

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016 @ 09:14

A overall picture of risk in all 15 councils over the last 5 months An overview of the common risks across the region – the regions top 10 risks Have the risks changed from the picture that was emerging in November? What areas need regional support for mitigation – top 3 priority areas? We need a reality check – are these today’s risks? Compliment, feed into and shape the regional work programme/improvement plan Outcomes of today – Share and understand the common risks we are facing, Identify the priority areas for regional focus Shape the regional work programme to support improvement

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Sector Led Improvement Update – 24th March, 2017

Posted on Mon, 23 May 2016 @ 09:10

ADASS Yorkshire & Humberside DASS Branch Meeting Sector Led Improvement Update – 24th March, 2017 Key Activity December 2015 to March 2016

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