Posts Tagged 'social care'

Would you like to get involved?

Many thanks to Linda Clark and Pamela Fotheringham from the SSSC for coming along to the ELPF meeting today. They will keep in touch regarding feedback given to them from practitioners today. Continue reading ‘Would you like to get involved?’

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Thanks

Many thanks to the Community in Motion team and particular thanks to those who shared their stories today.

If you would like to feed back on the SSSC fee increase please email us, localpractitionerforum@edinburgh.gov.uk.

Likewise, if you have any suggestions for future meetings please get in touch. We always welcome suggestions from our attendees.

Consultation: The Edinburgh Health and Social Care Partnership draft Strategic Plan and Joint Strategic Needs Assessment

The ELPF would like to submit a response to this on behalf of its attendees. It is a three month public consultation and you can either submit a response to us (localpractitionerforum@edinburgh.gov.uk) and we will collate the views of social workers and other front line workers across the city, or you can submit an individual response here https://consultationhub.edinburgh.gov.uk/. This is also where you can view all the papers for the consultation.

Ciara

IRISS (The Institute of Research and Innovation in Social Services): The View from Here

Get involved…

“The View from Here survey is open to all those working in social services in Scotland – whether employed by local authorities, charities, private sector providers or the healthcare sector.  It asks those delivering care and support – working at any level – to share their views anonymously about issues including job satisfaction, training opportunities, workloads and the impact of policy on care professionals.”

http://www.theguardian.com/social-care-network/2015/apr/20/social-care-scotland-survey

(or if you don’t want to read the blurb click here for the survey)

CEC and SDS

A short video explaining the new way of delivering social support in Edinburgh can now be viewed on the City of Edinburgh Council’s You Tube channel.

The lively two-minute animation spells out key information on Self-directed Support (SDS) – the new way for Scotland’s councils to help people of all ages to live independently at home and become more involved in the community.

You can view the Council SDS video here.  English language subtitles are in place to help people with impaired hearing.

SDS gives people much more choice and control about the way they are supported than ever before.

The new measures – which came into effect in April 2014 – have been described as the biggest change in local authority social care provision since the introduction of community care in the early 1990s.

If you are an adult and think you or an adult you know could benefit from Self-directed Support in Edinburgh, speak to your social care worker or call Social Care Direct  on 0131 200 2324 – or email socialcaredirect@edinburgh.gov.uk

Children and parents/carers should call  0131 200 2327 or  email cf.socialcaredirect@edinburgh.gov.uk

SSSC Registration

The Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) has been registering people who work in social services since 2003. There are now over 68,000 people in Scotland on the Register with another 50,000 expected to join before 2020. This is a really important aspect of the professionalism of our work.

You can share your views and experiences about registration by:

completing the SSSC survey at:

www.surveymonkey.com/s/SSSCregistrationreview

or by taking part in any of the events being held across Scotland – details below

or by emailing your comments to registrationreview@sssc.uk.com

The SSSC is hosting four sessions in February 2015:

  • Tuesday 3 February 2015, Edinburgh: 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.00
  • Friday 6 February 2015, Glasgow: 10.00 to 12.00 and 14.00 to 16.00

To be involved in shaping the future of registration, go along and get involved. These workshops are for all social service workers, employers and anyone within or connected to social services in Scotland.

Book a place through Eventbrite.

Your Practitioner Forum Needs YOU!

Hi everyone

We had a really interesting morning at the ELPF today. All the presentations are available on the website already if you want to have a look at them but I can say that none of them are as meaningful as they are when you see them being delivered by the person who wrote them and have the opportunity to get involved in discussion with fellow practitioners.

Continue reading ‘Your Practitioner Forum Needs YOU!’

Joint Improvement Team: Integrating for Better Outcomes

Please circulate this information throughout your networks as it applies specifically to the more remote and rural parts of Scotland:

Up to ten remote venues across Scotland will host a joint seminar, linked together by video conference, to share the best content and material from our original Integrating for Better Outcomes event held in Edinburgh on June 12th.

Please circulate the flyer widely across your networks. Note that numbers are restricted for each venue so we will be operating on a first-come, first-served basis.

To register please complete the electronic registration form and return it by email as detailed here: JIT – Remote Participation Event

What is LOOPS?

Edinburgh Voluntary Organisations’ Council, Pilmeny Development Project and City of Edinburgh Council’s Health and Social Care Department have been working to deliver a new initiative: Local Opportunities for Older People or LOOPS.

The initiative has a strong focus on localism and is working to develop local infrastructure solutions to some of the longstanding issues facing local older people:
• social isolation
• lack of information about local services
• navigation of often complicated systems
• apprehension about going to new places or fear of a poor reception.

LOOPs have a series of local meetings coming up. Please see here:June-July LOOP

We also hope to have LOOPs at the next ELPF meeting.

Could you be a Shared Lives carer?

Shared Lives is about providing support to vulnerable adults who need some help to live their lives. Shared Lives are looking for individuals and families in the local community to offer accommodation and support for one or up to two vulnerable adults.

The City of Edinburgh Council have organised a carers’ event at the City Chambers on Wednesday 10 April where you will be able to meet current carers and Shared Lives staff and find out what is involved. Continue reading ‘Could you be a Shared Lives carer?’


Next ELPF meeting: Thursday 30 November, 09:30-12:30November 30th, 2017
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