Proud to Care North London is a brand set up by the North London STP (Sustainability and Transformation Partnership) to aid recruitment and retention in the health and care sector. This partnership extends across the five boroughs of Camden, Islington, Haringey, Barnet and Enfield and comprises the Councils, Clinical Commissioning Groups, NHS Trusts, GP practices and independent care providers.
Our focus is on getting people into jobs in the growing health and social care sector, by promoting the range and numbers of different jobs and the career progression routes on offer.
Our commitment is to supporting health and care employers recruit, retain and develop a quality workforce that keeps pace with demand.
The government have recently updated their advice to Adult social care providers to prepare for Brexit
Visit https://www.gov.uk/guidance/actions-for-adult-social-care-providers-to-prepare-for-brexit to find out more
Key messages are ;
Don’t stockpile any medicines, medical devices or clinical consumables as Stockpiling causes shortages and puts other service users at risk.
if your organization currently relies on receiving products from the EU with short lead times of 24 to 48 hours, plan for longer lead times of up to 5 days
make sure you are prepared to receive stock deliveries outside normal hours
Make sure you also have plans in place for the months following Brexit, to ensure continuity of care for service users.
The Care Provider Alliance has issued a contingency plan template for use by adult social care providers.
Make sure you tell any staff who are EU citizens about the EU Settlement Scheme, and help them apply if they need support.
Help and who to contact
Help with supply of medicines and vaccines
You should continue to manage medicine and vaccine supply issues in the usual way.
If you are concerned about any supply issues, whether or not they are related to Brexit, report them through your community pharmacist.
If you experience disruption to your supplies after exit day then contact the National Supply Disruption Response centre (NSDR).
You can also send Brexit-related workforce queries to WorkforceEUExit@dhsc.gov.uk.
Freephone number in the UK: 0800 915 9964
Direct line: 0191 283 6543
Community Matters on behalf of Camden, Haringey and Islington CEPNs are providing numerous training courses and events that are available for health and social care staff, you can find details of the courses HERE
Participation in meaningful activities is fundamental to improving and maintaining the physical health and psychological wellbeing of individuals.
This significant event is aimed at:
Registered Managers of all care services across the North Central London region (Barnet, Haringey, Islington, Camden and Enfield)
All staff involved in developing and offering meaningful activities to different service users groups
Health & Social Care professionals commissioning and supporting care services to provide meaningful activities
Activities Matter offers attendees the opportunity to explore the wide range of innovative approaches, resources, products and technology now available to support meaningful activities.
Please sign up to either the morning or afternoon session:
10am – 12.30pm
1.30pm – 4pm
Identical workshops will be available at both sessions.
Entertainment will be provided across the lunch break.
If you are interested in participating in this event just follow the link to book your tickets https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/activities-matter-tickets-64590694506
Registered Managers' Network for SweetTree
Skills for care have had to change the date for our first Registered Managers' Network for SweetTree in September as it clashed with a large event held in North Central. We will now be meeting on Wednesday 18th of September at 10.30. Below are all the dates for the network.
Wednesday 18 September 10.30-12.30 Working towards effective hospital discharge - main speaker Jane Sproat from Healthy London Partnership
Tuesday 3 December 10.30-12.30 (topic to be agreed on 3 September)
Tuesday 4 February 10.30-12.30 (topic to be agreed on 3 December)
As previously, we will be meeting at SweetTree Home Care Services, 1 Coleridge Gardens, NW6 3QH (if you are having any problems with that post code please use NW6 3QE). If you are coming from Swiss Cottage, take exit 5 Bellsize Road, head downhill to the roundabout and take the second right to Fairhazel Gardens. The entrance is right by the laundry shop at the start of the road.
If you or your deputy manager want to attend, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm attendance.
Are you aware of the Workforce Development Fund?
The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) is funding from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) disseminated by Skills for Care. It supports the provision of high quality care and the continuing professional development (CPD) of staff across the adult social care sector by providing a contribution towards the costs of vocational learning.
for more information Click Here
We here at Skills For Care support values based recruitment
A values-based approach to recruitment and retention involves establishing strong workplace values and ensuring that your workforce matches them for further information please go to Click Here
Start using us to advertise your vacancies, Just Click HERE to register
We at Proud to Care want to make this service, the perfect tool for social care providers, and workers to rely on, when it comes to finding work in social care. As someone that has shown interest in the Proud to Care website, we would love to hear any feedback you have to offer on your experience, of using the website positive or negative, so that we can help improve the service that we offer you.
In particular, we would really like to know if you have received any applications via our website, and if so, were the candidates suitable for your roles?
Please contact us at email@example.com
We thank you on behalf of Proud to Care North London.