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Tenfifty Night Club for People with a Learning Disability and/or Autism survey

Date Published: 06/05/2016
Tenfifty is a night club in Mansfield for individuals with a Learning Disability and / or Autism. The Tenfifty team are currently undertaking a survey to opbtain the views, opinions, feelings and attitudes of people with a learning disability and/or autism, their workers, carers, families…

Childminders kept in limbo by major delays in DBS checks

Date Published: 03/05/2016
A former Home Office minister has slammed as ‘scandalous’ news that childminders are struggling to launch their businesses because of long delays with criminal records checks. Home-based carers cannot operate legally without the enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance required for Ofsted registration –…

Advance Your Wellbeing Event

Date Published: 29/04/2016
This annual event is for wellbeing experts and social housing professionals. The date is the 27th January 2017 and early bird tickets go on sale via eventbrite in July 2016. If you want to find out more then get in touch www.advanceyourwellbeing.co.uk or tel 0121 314 8877/07583474539…

Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2016

Date Published: 28/04/2016
After our parental and childcare provider consultation which took place over the Winter we have analysed the information and have produced our latest Childcare Sufficiency Assessment.  The Childcare Act 2006 states that all Local Authorities have a duty to ensure there is sufficient childcare provision…

ACCTV high quality, in-house learning programmes for Adult Health and Social Care

Date Published: 27/04/2016
Optimum have a membership agreement with ACCTV to offer high quality learning programmes for adult social care and health staff at a special discounted rate. ACC  is a Skills for Care ‘Centre of Excellence’ awarded national learning and training provider and have a programme library…

How Adult Health and Social Care Providers can become confident in the Competence of their Workforce

Date Published: 27/04/2016
Optimum are working in partnership with The Grey Matter Group to bring the opportunity for managers of adult health and social care settings to assess and evidence the knowledge and understanding of their staff in key subject areas.  Bite sized computer based assessments can be…

30 Hours free childcare - Extended offer

Date Published: 25/04/2016
We have been named as one of 25 local authorities across the country chosen by the Government to look at innovative ways to implement the extended free childcare entitlement for working parents of three-and four year olds (which will mean 30 free hours of childcare…

GP’s Learning Disability Register

Date Published: 04/03/2016
Over one million people in the UK have a learning disability but just 200,000 are on their GP’s Learning Disability Register. This is a problem as evidence shows that young people with a learning disability often have difficulties accessing health services and face inequalities in…

County Family Information Events Postponed

Date Published: 20/01/2016
Parents and carers who receive the IRIS magazine each quarter will be aware that Nottinghamshire County Council was planning to repeat its successful series of family information events this April. However the events have now been postponed due to changes within the Special Educational Needs…

Foundation Years Newsletter

Date Published: 17/12/2015
December's edition of the Foundation Years Newsletter is now available.  Topics include: Early Years Pupil Premium 30 Hours Free Childcare Childcare Bill Common Inspection Framework To read more click here

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