Wiltshire Care Partnership offers a range of events and meetings for its members, including:
Three annual meetings of the Wiltshire Care Partnership Members’ Forum
Workshops and seminars on key issues affecting care providers
Joint events with Wiltshire Council, Wiltshire CCG and other partners
An annual joint conference with the Wiltshire and Swindon Care Skills Partnership (WSCSP)
Monthly "Extra Mile Award" Scheme to recognise and reward individuals who go above and beyond to benefit their service or clients.
Please note that some events are accessible only to our members, we will send further details of these direct to our members by email.
Proud to Care Celebration Awards 2019
As part of the Proud to Care Wiltshire Campaign Wiltshire Council are planning a celebration and recognition award event, which will be held on Thursday 4th April 2019. Attached is a letter from Dr Carlton Brand, Corporate Director, inviting nominations from providers for specific awards, please refer to the award categories and guidance for providers on how to nominate and the nomination form, the closing date for nominations is the 25th January 2019. We are really looking forward to recognising and celebrating the commitment and dedication of this much needed workforce.
Royds Withy King - Future of Care Seminar 2019
Royds Withy King are delighted to invite care providers to a Future of Social Care Seminar on Wednesday 20th March 2019, 8.30am - 1.30pm at Alexander House, Wroughton SN4 0QJ. In conjunction with guest speakers RWK will explore what the future holds for care providers in a world of changing consumer law, workforce challenges and technology. The standard ticket price is £45 plus VAT with Wiltshire Care Partnership Members offered a discounted ticket price of £25 plus VAT. To find out more and book your place click here.
WCP Members' Forums 2019
WCP are currently arranging our first Members' Forum for 2019 with a provisional date of 2nd May 2019, further details will be sent to our Members in due course.
Training and Development Day 2019
We are pleased to announce that we will be running another Training and Development day in partnership with WSCSP on 12th June 2019 at Hartham Park, Corsham, please save the date, more details to follow.
Wiltshire Care Partnership works closely with the Wiltshire & Swindon Care Skills Partnership (WSCSP) to identify and meet care providers’ ongoing training and development needs. WSCSP is an employer led partnership that covers the Independent, Voluntary & Private (IVP) adult care workforce in Wiltshire & Swindon. WSCSP is financially supported by 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 SBC.
The partnership provides advice and support to the 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 WSCSP:
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 WSCSP 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 WSCSP 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.
WSCSP also holds Learning Exchange Network (LEN) meetings four times per year In Rowde, Devizes. These meetings are intended for Managers of any adult care service in 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 WSCSP website.