Do you have experience of Adult Care Services?

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Could you help us improve what we do?

We are looking for people who have received adult care services, or their carers/family members, to help us shape how you contact social care in the future.

This is about you being involved every step of the way, planning things together as equal partners to shape how you receive:

  • information

  • support

  • advice

We are passionate about working with people who use our services, their carers and the organisations who represent them.

For more information and to register your interest please email caroline.hedley@hertfordshire.gov.uk or call 01438 843513 before 31st August 2019

Click here to view the flyer or click here for the easy read version

'The lives we want to lead' - our green paper for adult social care and wellbeing

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'The lives we want to lead'

The LGA green paper for adult social care and wellbeing

Adult social care and support matters to everyone in the country but decades of failures to find a sustainable solution to how to pay for services, and the Government’s recent decision to delay its long-awaited green paper on the issue until the autumn, has prompted council leaders to take action.

The knock on effect of increased pressure on adult social care services – of which the spend for some councils accounts for over half of their core spending power– impacts on many of the services that keep our communities running in councils across the country.

Today we am writing to let you know that we have launched a nationwide consultation to kick-start a desperately-needed debate on how to pay for adult social care and rescue the services caring for older and disabled people from collapse.

Why are we undertaking a consultation?

Adult social care provides personal and practical support to people of all ages help them live the lives they want to lead. It supports people who have disabilities, mental health conditions or are generally frail, as well as their carers.

It helps bind our communities, it sustains our NHS and it provides essential economic value to our country.

But social care is facing a crisis. It has been underfunded for many years and is facing a funding gap of £3.56 billion by 2024/25. Plugging this gap would just keep services standing still and does not include any funding needed to improve services. The longer-term remains just as insecure. It is time to come together and make case that investment in social care and support for people who need it helps them to reach their, and in turn our country’s, full potential.

Why your views are important?

We are all likely to be touched by social care at some point in our lives, whether that be ourselves or our friends and families. It’s therefore essential that everyone has a say in what the future of social care should look like and how we should pay for it.

We want to start a  nationwide debate about how best to fund the care we want in all our communities for adults of all ages - and how social care, the NHS and other public services can work together to support and improving people’s wellbeing.

This is our chance to put social care right at the very heart of the Government’s thinking.

Read the green paper

We will reflect on what we’re told through our consultation in a further publication later in the autumn.

Support us

Many of you have played a crucial role in helping us pull together this important piece of work, so thank you for all your contributions. We’d be very grateful if as many councils and stakeholders as possible could promote the green paper by sharing it on Twitter and elsewhere with the hashtag #FutureofASC. If you’d rather create your own content you can find resources, including suggested tweets and images, in our toolkit. 

Contact us  
18 Smith Square
Westminster
London, SW1P 3HZ

Email: news@local.gov.uk
Telephone: 020 7664 3000
Fax: 020 7664 3030

Volunteer website and social media developer needed

 

Volunteer website and Social Media developer

Main Goals of the Organisation

TCP Aims to encourage people to participate in a range of social activities within the service and out in the community, which offer choice and promote people’s skills, independence and self-confidence, while maintaining their dignity and safety.

We work with a variety of needs and vast age range, tailoring activities to the group’s wants and needs.

Why we need a Website and Social media Volunteer

·          To promote the activities within the centre

·         To promote the service to encourage support from other agencies and donations

·          To let people know about TCP’S upcoming activities and events

·         To provide a route of recruitment for TCP and partnership organisations

·          To collect visual and interactive feedback for those who attend the service, their families and for funders

What the role Involves

·          Updating events and activities on the website

·          Developing pages and information on the website

·          Keep social media up to date with pictures and posters

·          Communicate with Project Manager via email

Skills, experience qualities needed

·         Knowledge/Previous experience with Squarespace would be desirable

·         Good spelling, grammar, punctuation

·         Confident with Computers; social media (Instagram, Facebook, twitter), uploading information and manipulating web pages (Squarespace is easy to use for someone confident in computers, even if they haven’t used it before)

·         Able to understand and follow the support from TCP Project manager

When and where Working from the centre and at home to volunteers own availability. Volunteer hours will be around 4 - 6 hours per week.

How TCP will support you

No question is a silly question! TCP manager will email volunteer with adjustments that need to be made. Volunteers will be required to have a short induction and be invited to volunteer socials and supervisions and can access TCP volunteer training.

More info: All applications will be considered, those shortlisted will be invited in for an informal interview with a chance to explore the website using square space. Recruitment subject to free DBS check.

Personal Health Budgets Conversation Event 25th February

To book a ticket for the following event, please click here.

The event is organised and ran by the East & North Hertfordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and Herts Valleys Clinical Commissioning Group

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Find out more about personal health budgets and the opportunities they offer across health and social care. We will look at both the national and local intentions for Personal Health Budgets and discuss how they could best help and support residents in Hertfordshire.

You can find out more about personal health budgets by clicking here

 

Date: 25th February 10am-4pm

Location: Focolare Centre for Unity - Parkway Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire AL8 6JG GB

If you would like more details or have a query about this event please use the following contact details:

Telephone: 01707 367 210 or email: engagement@enhertsccg.nhs.uk

 

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/personal-health-budgets-conversation-event-tickets-20965476304

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The “books” in a Human Library are people with expertise in a specific area. When you “borrow” the “book”, you talk to it instead of reading it! 

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