Nottingham City and Nottinghamshire County Council UPDATE BULLETIN – For all health and social care providers – Wednesday 16th June 2021
Dear Providers, the information below contains current and up to date information from our strategic partners for you and your staff:
New and updated guidance and support, including information on funding:
New vaccine resources for adult social care – NHS Test and Trace
Thank you for your continued support for social care workers to take up the COVID-19 vaccine. More than 1.2million colleagues have now taken up the offer of a vaccine, helping to protect themselves, their loved ones and the people they care for from the virus.
While most social care workers have now been vaccinated, we know that there are some who are still unsure about having the COVID-19 vaccine.
If you missed our recent webinar with Deputy Chief Medical Officer Professor Jonathan Van Tam and Dr Nikita Kanani, you can view it here:
In addition to this, we have also produced a suite of new resources to help care managers reassure their staff about having the vaccine. This includes a briefing leaflet for care managers, a Q&A, downloadable posters, social media graphics, and email signatures.
Please download these from our Google Drive here:
Or from Public Health England’s Campaign Resource Centre:
We also have a range of other materials available in our Communications Toolkit for the Adult Social Care sector, including case study videos, blogs, and social media content in a variety of languages which you can use across your own channels. Thank you NHS Test & Trace
Training events, webinars and support links:
Safeguarding for Care Home Managers
Upcoming webinar on Thursday 24th June 2021
One of the areas we receive the most referrals from, perhaps unsurprisingly, is Care Homes. As a result, the Board has developed a webinar tailored specifically to the Care Home Sector and supporting the recent guidance published by the National Institute for Clinical and Health Excellence (NICE): Safeguarding adults in care homes
Over the course of the NSAB webinar: Safeguarding for Care Home Managers, we aim to support you to:
- Improve staff awareness of safeguarding
- Ensure staff are confident and able to report concerns appropriately when needed
- Ensure staff and residents have appropriate support through the safeguarding process
- Understand the responsibilities of both your organisation and wider safeguarding partners
NSAB Care Home Managers Training 24.06.2021 13.00 – 15.00: Book online via Eventbrite
NSAB Care Home Managers Training 21.07.2021 13.00 – 15.00: Book online via Eventbrite
NSAB Care Home Managers Training 15.09.2021 13.00 – 15.00: Book online via Eventbrite
For this, and other online learning events, please see the NSAB training page for links to register via Eventbrite.
Care Home Managers Forum July
Following the success of February’s online event, Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board is delighted to announce the next Care Home Managers Forum will take place on Wednesday 7th July. This new peer-forum aims to offer relevant Safeguarding Adults information and practice guidance for Care Home Managers and Safeguarding Leads.
This online event will cover
- Safeguarding referrals
- behind the scenes look at the MASH
- NICE guidelines for Care Homes
We invite delegates to get in touch with any questions or areas they would like us to include. If you are responsible for management in a Care Home, or you are a Safeguarding Lead for your organisation and you would like to book a place at this forum please email the team:email@example.com
Digital Skills Development Courses
Through Connected Nottinghamshire’s Digital and Social Inclusion project, Care Home staff across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire have the opportunity to gain qualifications in digital skills and IT.
Digital courses are not just about learning and developing technological skills, they also allow you to gain knowledge, values, attitudes and understand regulations and ethics about ICT to allow everyone to get the most out of technology.
We’re excited to offer two FREE training courses for Care Home staff in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire
Digital Champion Training: Passionate about helping others? Want to get know what makes a digital champion? Why not register for our Digital Champion Training course tailored for Care Home Staff. You will receive a Level 2 qualification in Principles of Internet Safety and take part in a virtual session to learn new digital skills.
BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra) (ITQ): ECDL Extra Course builds on a learner's basic knowledge and experience to improve their understanding of computer applications including improving productivity using IT, word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. Individuals can learn at your own pace with this fully online based flexible course, that is a highly recognised IT qualification in many workplaces.
If you would like further information on any of these courses please read the attached posters or to enrol staff onto a course, contact Rosie Atkin – Project Implementation Manager – firstname.lastname@example.org
Free oral health training for care home staff
Please find attached the flyer for further information.
Social Care Nursing – tell us about your learning & development needs event on 3rd August
Please see below the link for this event. Please sign up now and the dial in details will be sent nearer the time.
This event for nurses working in social care will explore learning and development needs and set out the plans for developing a community
Collaborative Care Forums – Future forum dates for your diary
If you would like to receive these links as calendar invitations, please email email@example.com with you name, organisation and the email address you would like us to use. In the email confirm that you give permission for us to send you the invitation and understand that this will mean sharing the email address you provide with others.
If this is not something you wish to do you will still be able to enter the following links manually into your calendars to save the date and remember to join. Thank you.
Tuesday 13th July 2:00 – 3:30 pm
Topics – Growing, supporting and retaining your workforce.
Links and resources for your ongoing information:
Nottingham & Nottinghamshire Covid-19 Response Care Homes and Home Care (ECRT) Toolkit - https://healthandcarenotts.co.uk/your-health-matters/care-homes-and-home-care-toolkit/
Care Workforce App and Communications toolkit - Link: https://workforce.adultsocialcare.uk/join?wp-linkindex=6
Government website with all the up to date information on Coronavirus for Adult Social Care settings: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/coronavirus-covid-19-social-care-guidance
Visit the Notts County Council website for further updates: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/coronavirus
Visit Nottingham City Council for the latest coronavirus information and service updates: www.nottinghamcity.gov.uk/coronavirus/
Visit Notts Help Yourself for a register of COVID-19 resources to support you at this time: https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/document.page?id=Igc3gkzdlkc
Visit ASKLiON for COVID-19 information for care providers – www.asklion.co.uk/providercornercovid-19
Visit Notts Help Yourself for up to date information on PPE guidance: https://www.nottshelpyourself.org.uk/kb5/nottinghamshire/directory/site.page?id=m6iCJfa2C4w&newdirectorychannel=0
Visit ASKLiON for up to date information on PPE for city care providers: – www.asklion.co.uk/ppe
Sign up to our and our Health and Wellbeing bulletin: www.nottinghamshire.gov.uk/emailme
Mobile App linking care providers and resources they have found useful during the COVID pandemic: https://webapp.mobileappco.org/m/COVID19CARE/?appcode=COVID19CARE
Social media channels for latest information on coronavirus and services - Nottinghamshire County Council on Facebook or on twitter @NottsCC
Social media channels for the latest information on coronavirus and services - Nottingham City Council ‘My Nottingham’ on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/mynottingham and Twitter https://twitter.com/mynottingham
For further queries – Nottinghamshire providers - Please use the Quality & Market Management Team email address firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions for the team and if you are not sure who else to ask.
For further queries – Nottingham City providers – Please use the Single point of access for any covid related queries, email – CV19@nottinghamcity.gov.uk