Health and Wellbeing Board Bulletin

Guidance, policy and research Breaking barriers: Building a sustainable future for health and social care ‘Breaking barriers: building a sustainable future for health and social care’, recommends the creation of a new central government department for communities and wellbeing, which will help manage integrated budgets.  The reports also calls on NHS England and the Local Government Association to agree a joint framework to devolve control of primary and community services.  The report was launched at the Breaking Barriers Summit which took place on 29 June 2016. Report Source: The King’s...

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Health Management and Policy Alert

GSK IMPACT Awards 2017 Core funding and free training for health charities GSK’s IMPACT Awards reward charities that are doing excellent work to improve people’s health.  Organisations must be at least three years old, working in a health-related field in the UK, with income between £25,000 and £2 million.  Up to 20 awards will be made ranging from £3,000 to £40,000 plus free training and development valued at up to £6,000.  Organisations will also have a film made, receive help with press and publicity and be given a set of promotional materials. Hear from this year’s winners about the benefits of winning an award.  Applications for the 2017 awards are now open and the closing date is 21 September 2016. To apply please click on link below: Apply now Source: The King’s...

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Social Care News June 2016

Autism – plugging gaps in service provision and improving the healthcare experience ‘Although awareness of autism has increased in recent years, there are still considerable gaps in health and social care provision in the UK and elsewhere in the world’, explains Dr Silvana Unigwe, The Royal College of General Practitioners (RCGP)’s Clinical Support Fellow for Autistic Spectrum Disorders. Read more Young Carers – tell us what you need It’s a fact of modern life that many of us will become carers at some point. For many young people that responsibility has come much sooner than anticipated. Read more New Making it Real guide for supported housing launches The launch of a new guide supporting the provision of supported housing fits that bill. Read more Effective support for carers must be built on trust and understanding ‘Caring can be a mixed blessing’, says Fatima Khan-Shah, Chair of Investors in Carers, as she introduces a Carers Charter – an initiative designed to help carers and organisations understand each other in the pursuit of improved support for carers, their families and friends. Read more It’s the little things that count – supporting great social work with carers With over 6.5 million carers across the UK, Lisa Smith, Research and Development Manager at Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA), believes we need to make supporting this unpaid workforce a priority. Read more How to support, engage and enthuse our volunteers Chief Executive of the third sector Voluntary Organisations Disability Group (VODG) Rhidian Hughes considers how organisations can recognise the three million plus volunteers supporting health and social care providers across England. Read more Source: Department of Health – Social Care...

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CQC’s monthly update for providers of adult social care services

Changes to registration guidance and application form We have updated our guidance on how to apply to cancel the registration for: a regulated activity or all regulated activities to make it clearer when an application will be rejected or refused, and the application to cancel one regulated activity to reflect the associated cancellation of any registered managers. New registration applications update We now have two different routes to register as a new service provider, depending on whether your registered managers are applying for new registrations, or are intending to continue in their current role, managing the same type of service and regulated activities at the same location(s). Read more here. Source: Care Quality...

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