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Care Providers give critical support to the most at-risk citizens in our communities, and the leadership of social care in Wales is proud for your continued commitment and hard work.
This information bulletin should be read in conjunction with the most recent advice from Public Health Wales (PHW) and Welsh Government.
Social Care Wales
A Healthier Wales: Our Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care – workforce plan workshops
Following the launch of A Healthier Wales: Our Workforce Strategy for Health and Social Care, Social Care Wales are working with the Institute of Public Care (IPC) at Oxford Brookes University to develop a national workforce plan for care services (which includes residential care, domiciliary care, day services, shared lives schemes, fostering and adoption services across adults and children’s services).
The overall ambition of the workforce plan is to:
To achieve that ambition, we have drafted a set of actions based on some initial engagement with the sector and we would like to invite staff and managers who are working in care services to take part in an online (Microsoft Teams) workshop to help us finalise the workforce plan. We will share with you our progress to date and ask for your feedback and seek suggestions as to what else needs to be included to make it a realistic and credible plan.
Please sign up to one of the 6 workforce plan workshops below:
If you can’t make these dates, there will also be an opportunity for you and other interested colleagues to participate in an on-line survey. The survey will go live on the 10th of June and it will be an opportunity for you to provide us with detailed feedback about the draft workforce plans. Look out for the link to the survey, which will be shared soon.
Please share the details of these workshops with other organisations and networks who may be interested.
I thank you in anticipation of your support for these events and if you have any queries then please contact Richard Timms at the Institute of Public Care.
Care Inspectorate Wales
Are you an unpaid carer or delivering care and support services in your community as a paid member of staff or a volunteer?
Then you can get free rapid COVID tests called lateral flow tests delivered to your home or you can collect them from your local test site.
National Commissioning Board
IMPACT: IMProving Adult Care Together
“good support isn’t just about ‘services’ – it’s about having a life.”
IMPACT is a new £15 million UK centre for
implementing evidence in adult social care, funded by the Economic and Social Research
Council (ESRC), part of UK Research and Innovation, and the Health Foundation.
IMPACT will be an ‘implementation centre’, drawing on knowledge gained from different types of research, the lived experience of people using services and their carers, and the practice wisdom of social care staff. It will work across the UK to make sure that it is embedded in, and sensitive to, the very different policy contexts in each of the four nations, as well as being able to share learning across the UK as a whole.
IMPACT will spend 2021 consulting with key stakeholders across adult social care, and across the four nations of the UK. This will include:
· A survey of key stakeholders to help identify priorities for the sector, and to help develop a draft work programme and ideas for delivery
· Five linked ‘IMPACT Assemblies’ (one in Wales) that bring stakeholders together to: identify and build consensus around IMPACT’s priorities;
test and refine proposed delivery models; and support subsequent scaling up and
· A national exercise to build links with user-led organisations and community groups that work with and for people with seldom heard voices.
Sarah Jenkins, Cardiff University is the lead for Wales
How can I find out more and get involved?
Please email email@example.com
with your name, role and location
Care Home nursing: Time out with RCN Wales Celebrating and Listening online events
Both RCN members and non-members are welcome to attend, however participants must work in Wales to attend this event.
RCN Wales wants to listen and understand the issues that are important to those working in care homes. At these events we will hear stories from practice and take time out to hear from those attending – with the aim of helping us shape our work in this area in the future.
Aimed at registered nurses, health care support workers & pre-registration nursing students – the events are for care home staff in Wales, including managers and owners, to come together, share experiences, ask questions, and celebrate good practice.
For bookings on the RCN website, please click the links for the respective dates / sessions:
Thursday 24 June, 2pm – 3.30pm
THE CLOSING DATE FOR RECEIPT OF ALL APPLICATIONS IS 1 WEEK PRIOR TO THE DATE OF EACH EVENT
Social Care Wales
Understanding and using outcomes approach
Please see the attached documents that bring together a range of useful resources to promote personal outcomes in practice. It explores what personal outcomes are, why its good to work in an outcomes focussed way and what that means for domiciliary care managers. It has information, videos, tools and exercises you can use with staff teams on areas including workplace, culture, working with partners and supervision.
Attached are also feedback forms, if you could send these back with your comments by 28th June 2021, that would be appreciated.
If you have any further queries, please do not hesitate to contact me directly.
Liz Parker – Engagement & Development officer - firstname.lastname@example.org
Understanding and Using an Outcomes Approach
Guidance on funerals: COVID-19
Guidance on holding and attending funerals during the coronavirus pandemic.
Regional coronavirus testing facilities
Wales’ testing capacity is supported by an extensive network of facilities across the country.
Holiday in Wales this year new Health Minister asks
The Health Minister, Eluned Morgan is encouraging people to holiday in Wales and explore its beauty this summer as the fight against COVID-19 continues.
Holiday in Wales this year new Health Minister asks | GOV.WALES
Written Statement: COVID-19 Vaccination Progress against Strategy Update
Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services
Written Statement: COVID-19 Vaccination Progress against Strategy Update (24 May 2021) | GOV.WALES
Written Statement: Vaccination Certificates for international travel
Eluned Morgan, Minister for Health and Social Services
Written Statement: Vaccination Certificates for international travel (24 May 2021) | GOV.WALES
NHS and social care financial recognition scheme: guidance for primary care workers
Information on who is eligible for the payments and how these will be made.
NHS and social care financial recognition scheme: guidance for primary care workers | GOV.WALES
Visits to care homes: guidance for providers
Guidance on how to enable safe visiting during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Keeping records of staff, customers, and visitors: test, trace, protect
Guidance issued by the Welsh Ministers under regulation 21 of the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No. 5) (Wales) Regulations 2020.
Keeping records of staff, customers, and visitors: test, trace, protect | GOV.WALES
How to isolate when you travel to Wales: coronavirus (COVID-19)
What you must do to keep Wales safe from coronavirus when arriving from abroad.
How to isolate when you travel to Wales: coronavirus (COVID-19) | GOV.WALES
Getting your COVID-19 vaccine
Find out more about the COVID-19 vaccine programme and how the vaccine will be rolled out.
Face covering exemption card
You can use this card to show that you are exempt from wearing a face covering. This is a personal choice and is not necessary in law.
Two million vaccine milestone passed
More than two million people in Wales have said yes to a COVID-19 vaccine in Wales, latest figures released today reveal.
Coronavirus legislation: restrictions on individuals, business and others
Regulations to impose restrictions on individuals, businesses and others to protect public health.
Coronavirus legislation: restrictions on individuals, business and others | GOV.WALES