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Get involved! Dementia action week – 16 – 22 May


13 May, 2022

Next Monday sees the launch of Dementia Action Week, a national campaign to raise awareness about dementia. Be sure to follow our social media, where we’ll be sharing some great news and videos. If you haven’t planned anything yet, don’t…

ADASS Survey: Waiting for Care and Support


13 May, 2022

New survey findings from ADASS (Association of Directors of Adult Social Services) show that more than half a million people are now waiting for an adult social care assessment, for care or a direct payment to begin or for a…

Care Provider Quality Assurance: PAMMS Implementation in the South West

Quality Assurance

12 May, 2022

13 Local Authorities across the South West region, including Somerset, have recently agreed to implement a Provider Assessment and Market Management Solution (PAMMS), supported by the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (South West ADASS). The PAMMS tool was…

Free Training: 2-day Mental Health First Aid Course


25 April, 2022

Do your teams work with high-risk individuals/ vulnerable adults?  Is there an increasing need for Mental health Support for your clients and/or service users?  Do your teams feel equipped to provide a mental health intervention? Have your staff been trained…

Consultation: Changes to the MCA Code of Practice and Implementation of the LPS

Category two

21 April, 2022

The Government is now consulting on the proposed changes to the Mental Capacity Act 2005 (MCA) Code of Practice, which includes guidance on the new Liberty Protection Safeguards (LPS) system. One of the documents being consulted upon is a draft…

Skills For Care are #CelebratingSocialCare

Category two

8 April, 2022

Throughout April Skills for Care are celebrating social care and recognising the importance of social care and the dedicated and skilled work of everyone in the sector They want as many people as possible to get involved in #CelebratingSocialCare this…

Nominate Someone Amazing! BBC Radio Somerset Make A Difference Awards

Category two

29 March, 2022

This year BBC Radio Somerset wants to celebrate and say thank you to people living in our villages, towns and cities who make where we live a better place. Every day we hear stories of people doing incredible things for…

Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection at SCC

Category two

28 March, 2022

The past couple of years has been a difficult time for the entire adult social care workforce. The Social Care Day of Remembrance and Reflection, held on 17 March this year, is dedicated to those working across the adult social…

Help Us Help You – Cervical Screening Campaign Easy Read and BSL Resources


25 March, 2022

The Department of Health and Social Care, with the support of NHS England and NHS Improvement, has launched the latest Help Us Help You – Cervical Screening Campaign, to highlight the benefits of cervical screening and remind people that it…

Join Mel Lock for tea and cake at our in-person thank you event – but hurry! Booking closes soon…

Category two

11 March, 2022

Huge thank you to everyone who has booked their place for our in-person thank you event with Mel Lock at Edgar Hall next Friday 17th March. We are really looking forward to seeing you and thanking you in person after…

New Resources About Covid Processes


4 March, 2022

The South West Health Protection Team, in collaboration with UKHSA and Somerset CCG have produced several documents with regards to current processes for respiratory infections. The Outbreaks: The Process poster (above) is also available in PDF format. Download here. Contact…

Message to all Ukrainian Health and Care Staff from the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care

Category two

3 March, 2022

We are all clearly aware of the devastating events in Ukraine and would want to extend our sympathies and support to any member of the social care family in Somerset who may have family or loved ones currently in Ukraine. …

Safe System Transitions (SafeST) Research Study


2 March, 2022

A team of researchers from several universities and North Tyneside CCG are running a research project to develop a better understanding of incident reporting in care homes and co-design a systems-level response to safety issues for patients transitioning between hospital…

Violence Against Women and Girls Campaign


2 March, 2022

Following the tragic murder of Sarah Everard on the 3rd March 2021 the government have funded the North Somerset and Somerset Council’s Safer Streets program so that we hear the voice of women around this issue and also help promote…

Somerset Care Provider Support Programme

Category two

23 February, 2022

There is fully funded tailored one to one business advice, industry specific webinars and business skills development workshops available now to Somerset based Adult Care Providers. This provision is being brought to you by Somerset County Council in collaboration with…

Funded Training Opportunity: Art-Based Advanced Care Planning, Train the Trainer


23 February, 2022

We are really excited to be able to offer a unique training opportunity for Somerset; No Barriers Here art-based Advance Care Planning Train the Trainer. On 8th April, we have a one-off day for Somerset. ‘No Barriers Here challenges misconceptions…

Safeguarding: Thinking it? Report it


4 February, 2022

If you are worried that someone is being harmed or neglected in some way, report it.  Our safeguarding services can look into it and find out what is happening. We know from experience there are vulnerable people in the county…

The South West Care Home Awards: Nominate Now

Category two

3 February, 2022

The next South West Care Home Network event hosted by South West Academic Health Science Network is fast-approaching on 14 March 2022. As part of the event, they will be celebrating care homes or care professions who have demonstrated outstanding practice…

Reminder: Supported Living and Extra Care Providers Self-Refer for Tests


31 January, 2022

We are aware that some providers, particularly Autism and Learning Disability providers, have had difficulty accessing tests. Please view the government guidance on Testing service for extra care and supported living (ECSL) settings – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk) which details how providers…

We Want Your Feedback on the Provider Engagement Network

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28 January, 2022

We want to make sure this website is a resource that works for you! Please give us valuable feedback by filling out this short form so we can continue improving it. https://forms.office.com/r/6vXMX0CzBQ