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Events

Wiltshire Care Partnership offers a range of events and meetings for its members, including:

  • Wiltshire Care Partnership Members’ Forums
  • Workshops and seminars on key issues affecting care providers
  • Joint events with Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire CCG and other partners
  • A joint conference with the BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire Care Skills Partnership (BSWCSP)
  • Training and Development days in partnership with BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire Care Skills Partnership (BSWCSP)

Please note that some events are accessible only to our members, we will send further details of these direct to our members by email.

 

Oral Health Training - February 2020

In February 2020 Wiltshire Care Partnership hosted four Oral Health Training Sessions for our Members, which were delivered by an Oral Health Practitioner from Great Western Hospital.

 

Evidencing Outstanding Care Roundtable Event - November 2019

Wiltshire Care Partnership hosted another Roundtable event for our Members, in partnership with our sponsor Nourish, in November 2019, the event focussed on Evidencing Outstanding Care using Digital Technology.  

        

 

Cyber Security Workshops - November 2019

Wiltshire Care Partnership held two free Cyber Security Workshops for our Members, in partnership with the Institute of Public Care and Wiltshire CCG, where we launched our Safe Use of Digital Assistants in Care Project.

 

Training and Development Day - June 2019

Our second Training and Development day held in partnership with BSWCSP was held on 12th June 2019 at Hartham Park, Corsham, the event featured three workshops - Challenging Assumptions delivered by NAPPI UK, Well Led delivered by Unique Training Solutions and Managing Risk in Care delivered by CQC.  We would like to thank everyone involved, including the providers who attended and our partners who delivered workshops.

  

 

WCP Members' Forum - May 2019

Our first Members' Forum for 2019 was held on Thursday 2nd May 2019 and featurered a range of speakers and topics including: WSAB MASH, Medvivo Out of Hours service, Healthwatch Wiltshire and Wiltshire Centre for Independent Living. Members' Forums are free and exclusively for WCP Members only.

 

Training

Wiltshire Care Partnership works closely with the BANES, Swindon and Wiltshire Care Skills Partnership, BSWCSP, (formerly the Wiltshire & Swindon Care Skills Partnership) to identify and meet care providers’ ongoing training and development needs. BSWCSP is an employer led partnership that covers the Independent, Voluntary & Private (IVP) adult care workforce in BANES, Wiltshire & Swindon. BSWCSP is financially supported by Bath & North East Somerset Council (BANES), Wiltshire Council (WC), Swindon Borough Council (SBC) and Skills for Care (SfC). The Partnership Lead is Sharon Cloude and she is employed by WC, with some financial reimbursement from BANES and SBC.

The partnership provides advice and support to the BANES, Wiltshire & Swindon IVP Sector on adult training courses, apprenticeships and traineeships with regard to grants and funding which may be available for staff training. There are currently two streams of funding available through the BSWCSP:

Workforce Development Fund (WDF) - This can be claimed by employers for any QCF/NVQ qualifications which it funds for its staff. To be able to claim this an employer will need to be NMDS-SC compliant and complete a BSWCSP membership form which, on completion, Sharon will send to SfC to register the organisation. The employer is able to claim up to £690 for a typical Level 2 QCF qualification.

Contributory Grant - This grant is funded by WC and SBC and given to the BSWCSP to be distributed across the work force and there is a limit to how much any employer can claim. It can be claimed by any adult care employer in Wiltshire & Swindon who needs specific or specialist training for their staff; however the grant cannot be used to fund any “mandatory” training which is needed for the organisation to be CQC compliant, or any QCF/NVQ as this can be claimed under the WDF above.

BSWCSP also holds Registered Managers Network (RMN) meetings four times per year. These meetings are intended for Managers of any adult care service in BANES, Wiltshire & Swindon. They are, along with training days for Managers, a way for Managers to come together, network and share ongoing problems, training needs and any difficulties which they may face.

For the latest information on the training and grant support available, and the LEN meetings, please visit the BSWCSP website.