Weekly Update – April 19 2024

 

 

FRIDAY 19 APRIL 2024

 

 

 

North Yorkshire Council pays providers in advance, then does a financial reconciliation retrospectively. They’ve received mixed feedback from providers – it’s hard work for some providers who prefer to be paid on invoice and for others, it’s a useful cash flow lifeline.

ICG has pushed for a debate on it, and NYC has agreed to do a listening exercise.

NYC want to engage directly with non-residential providers about payments in advance would like to explore the aspects that work well and also understand how things can improve.

SEE THE DATES AND TIMES BELOW AND BOOK YOUR SPACE AT ONE OF SIX ONLINE TEAMS DISCUSSIONS TO AIR YOUR VIEWS DIRECTLY WITH THE COUNCIL. 

BOOK NOW! click below…

ONLINE LISTENING EXERCISE 1

TUESDAY 7th MAY – 11.00-11.30am

BOOK

 

ONLINE LISTENING EXERCISE 2

WEDNESDAY 8th MAY – 10.00-10.30am

BOOK

 

ONLINE LISTENING EXERCISE 3

WEDNESDAY 15th MAY – 2.00-2.30pm

BOOK

 

ONLINE LISTENING EXERCISE 4

TUESDAY 21st MAY – 4.30-5.00pm

BOOK

 

ONLINE LISTENING EXERCISE 5

WEDNESDAY 22nd MAY – 4.00-4.30pm

BOOK

 

ONLINE LISTENING EXERCISE 6

CLICK TO BOOK FOR FRIDAY 24th MAY – 10.00-10.30am

BOOK

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EXPLORE OUR CAMPUS

Come along to our April Open Day and get an insightful sneak peek into our courses and facilities.

SATURDAY 20 APRIL

UNDERGRADUATE 9.00am – 3.00pm

POST GRADUATE 10.00am – 2.00pm

 

BOOK NOW

 

 

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The YHCAA (ICG was a founding member) has played an active role in the YH Regional International Recruitment (IR) Partnership working collaboratively with ADASS and Local Authorities to identify need and support care providers with ethical IR.  

£3000 bursaries have been allocated to 110 care providers across Yorkshire and Humber to assist with the  recruitment costs of 392 overseas care workers. A series of facilitated sessions is being delivered until August 2024 to ensure greater numbers of care providers feel confident and can effectively undertake international recruitment.

The YHCAA and YH Regional Partnership are now working with DHSC to access further funding to enable the provision of safe pathways to secure employment for displaced workers during the next 12 months.

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A new bulletin from Care England helping care providers navigate the financial pressures and work towards a sustainable future.

CLICK BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION…

CARE ENGLAND BULLETIN

 

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FREE Dementia Awareness Training for ICG MEMBERS

Independent Care Group is delighted to be managing (on behalf of North Yorkshire Council and in partnership with Tees, Esk and Wear Valleys NHS Trust and Dementia Forward) DEMENTIA NETWORK – a new project aimed at improving the quality of care for people with dementia.  

Launching at the end of the month, DEMENTIA NETWORK is holding a series of Dementia Awareness Training days and meetings across our region.

The courses are interactive and a certificate of attendance will be awarded.

CHECK OUT THE POSTERS BELOW FOR DATES AND DETAILS.

TO BOOK A PLACE, EMAIL:

donnabrady-welburn@independentcaregroup.co.uk

 

 

 

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KATE GARROWAY TO CO-PRESENT PALLIATIVE AND END OF LIFE CARE AWARDS

These new and exciting awards will celebrate excellence and innovation in palliative and end of life care in a social care setting.
Recognising initiatives within social care, led by social care professionals, that improve how people live and die in the last year of their lives.

 

CLICK HERE FOR THE CATEGORIES AND HOW TO NOMINATE

 

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Guidance

Supporting safer visiting in care homes during infectious illness outbreaks

Principles to support decision making for those involved in safely planning and protecting visiting during outbreaks of infectious illness in adult social care.

CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

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Flu vaccination remains a critically important public health intervention to reduce morbidity and mortality in those most at risk including older people, pregnant women and those in clinical risk groups. It helps the health and social care system manage winter pressures by helping to reduce demand for GP consultations and likelihood of hospitalisation. Vaccinating health and care workers also plays an important role in helping to prevent transmission of flu, protecting themselves and those they care for.

This letter sets out guidance for the 2024 to 2025 season and includes the next steps for regions and providers to take, including which flu vaccines to order. The letter confirms that there are no changes to the eligible cohorts for the coming year, although providers should read the section on the timing of the programme carefully.

 

THE FLU IMMUNISATION LETTER

 

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Hello ICG MEMBERS!

I am happy to share with you the date and location for our annual trek! This year we will be taking on the Yorkshire 3 Peaks on 20th September 2024. Info can be found here:

https://www.globaladventurechallenges.com/challenge/yorkshire-three-peaks-trek

A few things to highlight:

The trek will last for 1 day and will involve refreshments and dinner

There is a minimum sponsorship obligation of £400.

2 or 3 of us from CWC will be joining the trek

I am happy to send as many t-shirts as I need to for the trek and any training content you’d like to get. I can also set up the JustGiving page for you and the team, if this is something you’d like me to do.

If you need any more info, I am happy to jump on a call to discuss.

Kind regards,

Joshua Richardson, Events manager CWC

joshua@thecwc.org.uk

 

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Missed our CQC inspection webinar?

No need to worry, our webinar featuring Rob Sawyer, Registered Area Manager at Moorville Residential, is now available on demand!

Watch this session at a time that suits you, you’ll:

  • ✅ Get expert tips for excelling in CQC inspections
  • ✅ Gain insights into streamlining processes and documenting care observations
  • ✅ Discover how digital care systems can showcase the CQC assessment evidence categories

To watch the pre-recorded webinar, click the button below…

 

CLICK HERE

 

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As you may know April is bringing in seven new pieces of legislation alone. Couple that with new Health and Safet Executive (HSE) focuses, it’s a full-time job keeping up with what it takes to stay compliant.

If you want a back-to-basics introduction on what every business needs to cover when it comes to staying safe and on the right side of the law, this is your last chance to join our Partner Citation on Thursday 25 April at 12pm for this back-to-basics compliance session where they’ll lay out all the essentials you need to know.

In this free 1-hour session they will cover:

· What makes a good contract, and what should be included in them?

· The basics of good risk assessments and how to complete one

· The five key pillars of good Health & Safety

· Key areas the Health and Safety Executive will be focusing on this year

…and more!

 

Register now to secure your spot: https://tinyurl.com/55xyb75s

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CAN YOU SING?

ICG is working on an exciting project with an Ivor Novello Award-nominated songwriter and needs your help.

Are there any ICG members, staff or residents who are known for their singing talents and would like to be considered for a very special recording later this year?

Email ICG Marketing Executive, Brian for more details, or send a sound or video clip of yourself singing to:

brianjohnson@independentcaregroup.co.uk

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NEWS

Working in partnership to get people Home FAST!

Colleagues within Airedale NHS Foundation Trust and City of Bradford Metropolitan Council have been working in collaboration to deliver a Home First Assessment Support Team (Home FAST) Pilot.

Adapted using the principles from the East Lancs Home First model, the pilot aims to discharge people within 24 hours and undertake an assessment (over a period of up to 3 days) within the individual’s own home to determine their ongoing care and support needs.

Starting with a soft launch early March 2024, discharging one person per day, the pilot has already seen 12 people safely return home and remain home with H FAST which equates to approximately 60 bed days saved. The pilot is part of the system wide work taking place to implement our Intermediate Care Blueprint that aims to improve outcomes for our population, maintain flow across the health and care system and ensure everyone has equal access to the right care and support at the right time in the right place. A review of the pilot will take place in July to explore opportunities for wider roll out across Bradford District and Craven.

Hospital colleagues pick up top national health awards

Two Bradford hospital workers have scooped ‘gold’ and ‘silver’ national Skills for Health Our Health Heroes awards in recognition of their skills. Consultant Rheumatologist at Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Philip Helliwell, has been presented with a prestigious lifetime achievement award. Read more…

Improving patient care through better communication

Bradford Teaching Hospitals’ drive to innovate and improve communication between healthcare staff and patients has moved even further ahead with the introduction of a new language translation app. The Trust has adopted CardMedic to boost its existing interpreting service, providing help with translation where it wouldn’t be convenient or appropriate to call for an interpreter or where an interpreter is unavailable. Read more…

Race, equity and social justice conference

This in-person event takes place on Wednesday 22 May 2024, from 9:00am – 4:30pm at Leeds Trinity University. Speakers from Bradford will be joining leading regional and national experts at this event to share best practice and take part in panel discussions. This conference will raise and address some of the contemporary issues challenging those working in the fields of health, education and digital industries. Find out more and book your place

Celebrating social care nursing on International Nurses Day

This virtual event (Friday 10 May, 11-11.45am) will be a celebration of all things social care nursing, with people who draw on care and support from all fields of practice. You’ll hear from Deborah Sturdy the Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care followed by stories from people working in the sector. Whether you’re an adult nurse, mental health nurse, children’s nurse, or a nursing associate working in adult social care this session is for you. This is an opportunity to come together and leave with a shared value of nursing in social care. #IND2024  #WeAreSocialCareNursing – register to attend.

Inequalities Action: Ciaran’s story

Our workforce stories highlight the people working in Bradford District and Craven to reduce inequalities. This is Ciaran’s story, who is working closely with communities and partners across the district to make health checks accessible. In this video he tells us how he has worked with local imam Ali to bring health checks to faith settings like the mosque. Learn more about what we’re doing to reducing inequalities on the Bradford District and Craven Health and Care Partnership website.

 

NHS booking system open for spring Covid-19 vaccinations

The NHS national booking system is now open for spring Covid-19 vaccination, with those eligible able to book appointments from the following week. Spring vaccinations will be available until 30 June 2024.

Following JCVI advice, this spring’s eligible cohorts include:

  • Adults aged 75 years and over by 30 June 2024

  • Residents in care homes for older adults

  • Individuals aged 6 months and over who are immunosuppressed.

Anyone eligible can book a vaccine appointment via the NHS.UK website or by calling 119 for free, with parents or carers able to book a Covid-19 vaccination for children under 16 on their behalf. Eligible people aged 16 and over can also use the NHS App to book an appointment.

 

 

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The latest edition of the City of Bradford Provider Bulletin can be accessed here… CLICK