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

Health

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

Health

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

Research

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

Training

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

Training

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

Safeguarding

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

Health

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

Category two

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

Free Positive Behaviour Support Courses

Training

27 January, 2022

Health Education England and NHS England South West are funding courses around Positive Behaviour Support (PBS) for people working within a service/setting who provide support to individuals with autism or learning disabilities in the South West of England. Courses include:…

We Want Your Feedback on Adult Social Care

Category two

21 January, 2022

Somerset County Council have launched a new anonymous feedback form for anyone who has recently received support from our operational (frontline) teams. Have you recently received support from Adult Social Care? We’d love to hear about your experience. Your feedback…

Celebrities Promote Career In Care

Recruitment

19 January, 2022

Four celebrities have come together to promote working in care, as part of the government’s Made With Care recruiting campaign. Paralympian Ade Adepitan MBE, reality TV star Christine McGuinness, rapper Lady Leshurr and author and influencer Toni Tone are all…

DHSC announces free PPE for frontline extended for another year

PPE

14 January, 2022

Following the recent consultation, the Department of Health & Social Care has announced they are extending the provision of free PPE through the central portal until March 2023. For more information see the DHSC press release.

Retention Bonus for Carers Working in CQC Regulated Care in Somerset

Category two

11 January, 2022

The NHS and Somerset County Council have jointly agreed funding to pay all carers working in CQC regulated care in Somerset a retention bonus by March 2022, provided they have been employed and working in the care sector for the…

MBE for Brunelcare Director of Nursing and Care Homes, Sandra Payne

Category two

20 December, 2021

A big congratulations to Sandra Payne, who last week was awarded an MBE for services to social care during the pandemic. She received this honour at a ceremony with Prince Charles. A huge congratulations to our very own Sandra Payne,…

Infection Prevention Control Seasonal Do’s and Don’ts

PPE

15 December, 2021

The Public Health team have put together a poster with some seasonal do’s and don’t ahead of the festive season. Feel free to save and share the below.

‘This is Me’ – 4 new films celebrate the lives of Somerset adults with learning disabilities 

Category two

10 December, 2021

A Frome based charity has released four new films exploring the personal stories of people with learning disabilities. The films, which were produced with support from OpenStoryTellers and funding from Somerset County Council, celebrate the lives of 4 people who…