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1 Supporting people who employ their own care and support staff 29 th July 2014

2 Care Act 2014 & Supporting people who employ their own care and support staff Ossie Stuart

3 Significance The Care Act 2014 is simply the most important piece of welfare legislation in generations because it is the first overhaul of the social care statutes in England for over 60 years. It brings into statute (that means give legal force) to a whole range of social care actives that did not enjoy this in the past. The Act is made up of 80 Sections, of which all but sections 15, 16, 28, 29 and 72, will take effect from April 2015. The remainder will take affect on April 2016.

4 The Care Act imposes seven new general responsibilities on local authorities.

5 1.Promoting individual well-being: 2.Preventing needs for care and support: 3.Promoting integration of care and support within health services: 4.Providing information and advice: 5.Promoting diversity and quality in provision of services: 6.Co-operating generally: 7.Co-operating in specific cases:

6 Other Sections that are important for the Individual Employer workforce

7 1.Eliminate the concept of ‘self-funders’: 2.Adult Safeguarding:

8 Individual Employer Resources

9 Helping you make the choice…  Range of small leaflets  PA Toolkit & CDs & downloadables  Videos around employing Pas  Vast library of other SfC materials – Dignity Toolkit, “Finders Keepers” …helping you employ

10 Induction Standards  Common Induction Standards  Management induction standards

11 Qualifications and Training  Pre-entry, knowledge qualifications  Occupational Competency and Apprenticeship qualifications  Specific, professional development qualifications and training

12 Pre-entry, knowledge qualifications Level 1-3 (very basic to intermediate difficulty) All knowledge Mapped against Common Induction Standards Can be done at college, often at nominal fees, as evening courses “Level x Preparing to Work in Adult Social Care”

13 Occupational Competency Quals  Occupational Competency = Diplomas (NVQ replacements)  Assessed on the Job with practical demonstration of knowledge  6 months to a year  Candidates must carry out a range of tasks at work  Mostly, these have to be paid for

14 Apprenticeships  Centered around the Diploma, with the Knowledge qualification added AND Maths and English training and tests  Often free for candidates 16-24, mostly have to be paid for above 25

15 Specific, professional development qualifications  Qualifications of different sizes at different levels, mostly delivered in weeks, around specialist areas like Physical Disabilities, food safety and nutrition etc  Accessed through colleges and training companies  Have to be paid for

16 SfC provide funding for individual employers to train their staff and themselves ual-employer-funding/Individual-employer- funding.aspx

17 SfC Funding Process 1.Identify what training you and your PA need 2.Find who can provide this and ask for a quote 3.Complete the SfC application form using the guidance 4.SfC will assess your application and send you the money 5.Have the training and pay your training provider 6.Send SfC the evidence of training


19 Who we are Local, user-led charity Supporting individuals regardless of age, disability, impairment, health, or capacity To live independently at home and in the community. Wide range of services

20 Advocacy GoLocal New Horizons YourSay Pooling Budgets Volunteering Connecting Communities Information and advice for employers and their PAs find-a-pa Money Advice Project Advice for Independent Living Children’s Personal Budget Pilot Sitting and Befriending Service

21 How it developed Paper based PA register in Richmond since 2004 Need to streamline matching Online service launched 2011 Dating sites informed development DP clients part of trials Clients use independently or Ruils supported Gradual improvement of functionality since 2011

22 What is it? Confidential matching service Allows PAs and employers to add their profile and details of support needed PAs and employers can search to find suitable matches Messages can be sent securely on line to make initial contact.

23 Who can use it? DP clients and self funders Richmond, Kingston, Hounslow Licence with DASL in Lambeth Partnership with POhWER in 4 areas

24 Small charge to employers, free for PAs Message protocol for efficient running Upload facility for photos, references, DBS and JDs Employers responsibility for making checks ( supports this) Emergency page for when employers need help in a hurry (no additional charge)

25 How it works Register as a PA or employer Employers pay via membership code or paypal, debit card, bank transfer Verify email address. Make your profile Upload references and job descriptions Publish your profile Search for PAs / employers Save those you like in favourites. Send messages to make contact.

26 Guides employers through the process of interviewing, checking, employing and managing the PA relationship



29 New Look

30 New Facilities Improved accessibility - translation / visual Admin facility for partners Partner area branding Partner information and news pages Flexible payment options and memberships

31 Contact us Paula Buckton Independent Living Advisor 0208 831 6088

32 Introducing our Personal Assistant Register

33 Supporting personal choice About Vibrance We are a social care charity that provides a range of services We work across 11 Local Authorities We are celebrating our 25 th birthday! We have been providing self directed services in Bromley since 2012 In March 2014 we launched LinkMeUp

34 Supporting personal choice What is LinkMeUp? LinkMeUp is our online Personal Assistant register Aims to bring together people looking for support and PAs All PAs are referenced, and have DBS/Right to Work checks

35 Supporting personal choice Our Film

36 Supporting personal choice Why did we develop LinkMeUp? Listening to our stakeholders... Finding PAs – particularly suitable ones Responsibility of being an employer can be overwhelming Finding work as a PA Isolated role Support from Skills for Care

37 Supporting personal choice How did we develop LinkMeUp? Worked with a wide range of partners... People employing or thinking about employing a PA People working as a PA or thinking about working as a PA Commissioners in Bromley Skills for Care Developers

38 Supporting personal choice The future of LinkMeUp A ‘one-stop-shop’ for all aspects of Self Directed Support Support for self funders Easy access on the go The opportunity to network with peers Pooling budgets & community connecting

39 Supporting personal choice Contact us Website: Email: Twitter: @linkmeup_UK Telephone: 0208 290 6639 Address: Unit E, 216 – 218 Homesdale Road, Bromley,BR1 2QZ

40 Dignity

41 Introduction at the centre of everything we do focuses on the value of every person as an individual respecting other’s views, choices and decisions not making assumptions about how people want to be treated working with care and compassion

42 Activity When do we think about our own dignity and what it means to us? a)Think of a time in your life where you have felt embarrassed or you have felt like your dignity has been compromised b)Think of a time when your dignity has really been upheld in your life

43 Media clip – ‘little things make a big difference’ JRxKpQ

44 Why is dignity important? Empowerment Choice Control


46 What do you see, what do you see? Are you thinking, when you look at me- A crabbit old woman, not very wise, Uncertain of habit, with far-away eyes, Who dribbles her food and makes no reply When you say in a loud voice, I do wish you’d try. Who seems not to notice the things that you do And forever is loosing a stocking or shoe. Who, unresisting or not; lets you do as you will With bathing and feeding the long day is fill. Is that what you’re thinking, Is that what you see? Then open your eyes, nurse, you’re looking at me. I’ll tell you who I am as I sit here so still! As I rise at your bidding, as I eat at your will. I‘m a small child of 10 with a father and mother, Brothers and sisters, who loved one another- A young girl of 16 with wings on her feet, Dreaming that soon now a lover she’ll meet, A bride soon at 20- my heart gives a leap, Remembering the vows that I promised to keep. At 25 now I have young of my own Who need me to build a secure happy home; A woman of 30, my young now grow fast, Bound to each other with ties that should last; At 40, my young sons have grown and are gone, But my man’s beside me to see I don’t mourn; At 50 once more babies play around my knee, Again we know children, my loved one and me. Dark days are upon me, my husband is dead, I look at the future, I shudder with dread, For my young are all rearing young of their own. And I think of the years and the love that I’ve known; I’m an old woman now and nature is cruel- Tis her jest to make old age look like a fool. The body is crumbled, grace and vigor depart, There is now a stone where I once had a heart, But inside this old carcass, a young girl still dwells, And now and again my battered heart swells, I remember the joy, I remember the pain, And I’m loving and living life over again. I think of the years all too few- gone too fast. And accept the stark fact that nothing can last- So open your eyes, nurse, open and see, Not a crabbit old woman, look closer- See Me. “Crabbit Old Woman” Poem

47 Becoming a Dignity Champion Dignity in Care network / /

48 Thankyou

49 we help people who do a great job do it better Skills for Care resources to support value-based recruitment Laura Anthony – Area Officer (SW London)

50 Value-Based Recruitment Toolkit Developed in partnership with DH, NSA and McIntyre Toolkit launched July 2013 by Care Minister Norman Lamb Includes job descriptions, profiling tool, interview questions and links to further resources Supports the employer’s “usual” recruitment practices Results of evaluation due shortly

51 The Profiling Tool Online resource Provides you with some indicators and points to discuss around behaviours at the interview

52 A Question of Care – A Career for You?  Interactive tool aimed at people considering a career in social care  Provides video clips and scenarios to test responses and assess values  Immediate feedback is given for each choice, to demonstrate sector values  Produces a report for the individual at the end of the test

53 2nd Floor Westgate, 6 Grace Street Leeds, LS1 2RP Tel: 0113 241 1240

54 2nd Floor Westgate, 6 Grace Street Leeds, LS1 2RP Tel: 0113 241 1240

55 em 2nd Floor Westgate, 6 Grace Street Leeds, LS1 2RP Tel: 0113 241 1240

56 Social Care Commitment  An agreement between employers and employees (including IEs and their PA), whereby both sides sign up to seven clear commitments to develop skills and knowledge  All those signing up will be given tasks and supporting resources to ensure they meet their commitment 

57 Further information keeping-workers Laura Anthony, Area Officer for SW London 07890 514106 /

58 Thank you for attending

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