Developing relationships and sharing information survey – calling all care organisations & vol groups

Are you a care organisation, self help group, voluntary organisation or charity interested in improving social care? -CQC want to hear from you. (Deadline for completion 31 October 2015) Care Quality Commission (CQC) is the independent regulator of health and social care in England and does this by monitoring, inspecting and regulating services to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and to encourage services to improve. Everyone in England at some point uses the many different types of health and social care services. Many are at their most vulnerable when they do so. Recognising all services are important, CQC and its partners need to make sure resources are well used and targeted where they can be most effective. For these reasons CQCs work is prioritised, as it relates to: 1. Those at risk of poor care because of their vulnerable circumstances, such as people with learning disabilities or dementia, or those who are detained under the Mental Health Act. 2.  People who are likelier to experience poorer health outcomes, such as homeless people, travelling communities, people who misuse alcohol and substances, sex workers, refugees, and asylum seekers. 3. Those with ‘protected characteristics’ under equalities legislation, such as minority ethnic groups, people whose first language is not English, and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people. 4. Groups of individuals who may or are encouraged to use CQC information to make important decisions about services, such as people’s family, friends, advocates and support workers. To assist CQC in their work across the West Midlands, East Midlands and East of England regions, your help is needed. CQC in partnership with RAWM (Regional Action West Midlands)would like to invite you to start a conversation by clicking here and completing this survey. Thank You Sharon Sharon Palmer MBE Chief Executive RAWM Landline:  0121 237 5816 Mobile:     0783...

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Graphic Facilitation Training 14th & 15th January 2016

Are you responsible for facilitating meetings, consultation or engagement events?  Maybe you are responsible for ensuring development initiatives are co-produced? Whatever your responsibility… if you’re involved with working with groups of people then using visual communication techniques is an essential skill to have.   If you looking for new ways to: Engage with groups of people Use visual communication to communicate messages & information Encourage creative thinking and problem solving Demonstrate that you have listened to people’s contributions Use visual communication to bring clarity to complex issues Make group feedback more visually appealing and memorable   Then you need to sign up to this 2 day graphic facilitation training event to develop those skills, and understand the power of visual communication. The closing date for this programme is: November 20th 2015 To book a place click the link here: booking form Please forward this message to anyone you think may be interested in...

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250 Overweight/unfit men required

A new 10 week programme of fitness starting in Dudley in January, is on the look out for 20 overweight men, who may be obese and want to change their lives by getting fitter and losing weight. Places are limited to 20. One lucky winner of the competition will be given a discount for the programme. If you are interested in signing up for the programme or would like more information call 07769 676325. Places are limited and are going fast! To enter the competition, simply send an e mail to bealeyt@btinternet.com explaining in 100 words why you think you should be chosen for the programme.   Tracey Bealey Course Organiser Workers’ Educational Association Tel: 07825 378737 (Tue, Wed, Thu) E mail:...

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Those were the weeks that were, Making it Real in Dudley update (August – 25 October)

Those were the weeks that were, Making it Real in Dudley update (August – 25 October)

Here’s the latest adult social care update brought to you from Making it Real in Dudley. Please note these bulletins will now issued on a fortnightly basis. Local news Home Affairs Autumn edition – Dudley Council’s tenant newsletter White House Cancer Support- Expert Patient Programme Omega shortlisted for UK finals Local events AgeUK Dudley activity centre programme August to December 2015 Free health and wellbeing sessions Regular local events Monday night Alzheimer’s support group Brierley Hill* Age UK Dudley Walks with a difference programme Walk and Talk Book Club April – June Nordic walking group aims to promote health and wellbeing Age UK every thursday Free family history workshop from Omega Care @ Dudley Archives – last friday of every month* National news Adult social care Pilot project to build a picture of the quality of care in local areas Care Act phase 2 reforms – LGA Delay in the implementation of the cap on care costs letter by Dr Sarah Wollaston Chair of the House of Commons Health Select Committee, to Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health Carers Carry on caring with a contingency plan Making the Road Less Rocky: A guide on how to support carers of people with dementia – Carers Trust Housing Home adaptations to reduce falls could save £millions Care and Repair England Homelessness: pathways and prevention Institute for Research and Innovation in Social Services (IRISS) Learning Disabilities Transforming care for people with learning disabilities – report CQC, DoH, LGA, ADASS & Health Education England Dementia Dementia friendly communities: guidance for councils – LGA Dementia Support Survey relaunched Dementia words matter – CQC signs up Health Evaluation of complex health and care intervention – report NHS Reimagining place-based health – New Local Government Network Understanding the wider public health workforce in England – report Royal Society for Public Health Rethinking the public health workforce Considering accountability in an age of integrated care – report Nuffield Trust New digital inclusion framework supports better health outcomes Deparment for Health The case for investing in public health: the strengthening public health services and capacity End of life Arrangements for hospices in England- Survey results 2015 Hospice UK & Together for Short Lives Mental Health Nine national professional advisors for mental health join CQC Fire Service Fighting fires to extinguising healthcare costs – report NLGN Older people Opportunity knocks: Designing solutions for an ageing society Future of ageing: volunteering, informal care and paid work in later life Transport challenges facing an ageing population ILC-UK and Age UKTransport challenges facing an ageing population ILC-UK and Age UK Live to 100, work till 80 and don’t get replaced by a robot – Insight PensionTube -series of short videos by...

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