Skills for Care – funding for User-Led Organisations

Skills for Care logoFrom Monday 20 May 2013, User-Led Organisations (ULOs) can apply for grant funding to deliver (or broker) learning/training required by people who employ their own care and support staff (individual employers).

The training or learning delivered may include, but will not be restricted to, accredited health and social care qualifications, but must be completed by 31 October 2013.

This funding has been made available to increase the number of individual employers and personal assistants accessing development opportunities.

Applications must be submitted via the Skills for Care e-tendering and funding portal by 4pm on Friday 7 June 2013.

Further information and guidance (that includes the eligibility criteria) can be found on the funding pages of the Skills for Care website

All queries should be directed to: funding@skillsforcare.org.uk

Personalisation Event & Threshold Criteria Information for Professionals & Providers

Personalisation: ‘Leading the Change’

Live Life - Your Way logoAn event for children’s providers and voluntary and community organisations is being held on 11th June to prepare them for the roll out of ‘Personalisation’ in September 2014.

This event will give providers an opportunity to start looking towards the future and the provision that may be required for families.

The event will involve Andrew Tyson from ‘In Control’ (expert organisation on Personalisation) giving some background on Personalisation and the opportunity for providers to ask any questions they may have. There will also be an opportunity for those attending to work together to create an action plan for Shropshire Council in terms of providers and Personalisation.

  • Date: 11th June 2013
  • Time: 10am-4pm
  • Venue: The Dogs Trust, Roden Lane Farm, Shrewsbury, TF6 6BP

Lunch & refreshments will be available

For further information or to confirm your attendance please call Miriam Parker on 01743 250190 or email Miriam.parker@shropshire.gov.uk

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Multi-agency Guidance on Threshold Criteria to help support Children, Young People and their Families in Shropshire

The threshold framework, “Accessing the Right Services @ the Right Time” is a guide for practitioners and managers in every school and agency that works with, or is involved with children, young people and their families. Its aim is to assist practitioners and managers in assessing and identifying a child’s level of need, what type of services / resources may meet those needs and what processes to follow in moving from an assessment to a provision of services.

The “Accessing the Right Services @ the Right Time” Multi-agency Guidance on Threshold Criteria to help support Children, Young People and their Families in Shropshire, has been fully endorsed by the Shropshire Safeguarding Children Board (SSCB) and is now available on the New SSCB Website.

The SSCB Threshold document can be accessed by clicking here

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