Post Event Materials


Here you can find all event materials so you can digest any new or amended information at your leisure. Please scroll down to find the recent relevant event resources, older event resources are available using the page links on the right.

NW ADASS / LGA/ ECIP : Delayed Transfer of Care Counting Workshop
23 October 2017, 12.15 – 4.00, Friends’ Meeting House, 6 Mount Street, Manchester, M2 5NS.

The NW ADASS Programme Office worked closely with the LGA and ECIP to deliver an interesting and informative workshop on DToC Counting.   There was excellent engagement from across the health and social care system with over 65 colleagues in attendance which enabled very rich and stimulating table discussions and prompted lots of questions.

The presentations from the event are available here

NW ADASS – Making Safeguarding Personal

12 October 2017, 10.00 – 4.00, The LifeCentre, 235 Washway Road, Sale, M33 4BP

The NW ADASS Programme Office worked closely with the NW Safeguarding Leads to organise an event focusing on Making Safeguarding Personal (MSP).

Our feedback for this event was extremely positive – thank you for all the kind words of which we would like to share a few:

 On the AftaThought session:

  • Enjoyed very much. An interactive way of learning.
  • Really brought MSP alive and made me think about it from a real person-centred perspective.
  • As a new manager in Adults with little experience of working in Adult Services I found the scenarios enlightening and thought provoking in terms of the culture we need to embed in our local authority.
  • An excellent way of demonstrating MSP.
  • Very interactive and inclusive. Great!
  • Excellent, powerful, should be used more frequently.

On Jane Lawson’s overview:

  • Really useful and helpful with lots of information re. ideas and support for promoting MSP within our organisation and also for partner organisations.
  • Some very good resources and ideas for supervision and auditing safeguarding enquiries.
  • Excellent and heart-warming example relating to the father.
  • The person with dementia is always there – just have to find them.
  • How do we translate this opportunity for reflective challenge and skill development with the limited resources we have into local development on a more frequent basis?
  • MSP is more complex than being person-centred – important to balance risk/choice to promote wellbeing.

Thank you again to all of you for making the day such a positive experience.  We aim to be in touch with a pack of resources before Christmas!

Presentations from the day

Graham Hodkinson Opening Slides

Making Safeguarding Personal in North West 12.10.17

MSP NW conference Oct 12 Jane Lawson Final version

NW ADASS Legal Training

26 May 2017, 10am – 12 noon, Friend’s Meeting House, Central Manchester

The recent Davey vs Oxfordshire County Council ruling has important implications for local authorities (briefing available here).

We are extremely pleased to announce that we  have secured Jonathan Auburn of 11kbw to lead a training session. This is an excellent opportunity for Adult Social Care in the NW as Jonathan was the barrister on this case on behalf of the defendant (Oxfordshire).

We’re hoping this will a useful session to help ensure that local authorities understand risks about whether they compliant with the law.

We recommend each local authority sends their Principle Social Worker, Head of SW Assessment Team and ASC Legal lead and whichever other colleagues you feel would benefit from attending. We can accommodate additional places and so please circulate locally.

The presentation from the event is available here – NW ADASS seminar on Davey

MIAA’s Annual Health Check on the State of NHS and Social Care (in partnership with NW ADASS)

Friday 7th April 2017, 9.30am – 1.00pm : The Lancaster Suite, Haydock Park Racecourse  

MIAA’s Annual Health Check event is one not to be missed and always receives excellent feedback. If you are worried about how the books are going to balance come and hear from the people with their finger on the pulse and their ear to the Treasury about what the future holds for NHS and Social Care finances do not miss this event.

Highlights from the programme include;
Under Pressure – Is the NHS Sustainable? Anita was appointed in July 2016 to be the Specialist Adviser to assist the House of Lords Select Committee on the long-term sustainability of the NHS. In this session Anita will explore the question “is the NHS sustainable?” And together with the audience will consider where next? Anita Charlesworth, Chief Economist, The Health Foundation
A View from Social Care – Funding a Healthy Future Linda will share the view from social care and how the lack of funding for care services is impacting across the whole system. Cllr Linda Thomas, Vice Chair of the LGA’s Community Wellbeing Board and Deputy Leader of Bolton Council
The Financial Performance and Productivity of Providers – is there anywhere else to go? Chris has his finger on the pulse and his ear to the Treasury. He will share what he believes the future holds for NHS and Social Care finances and in particular analyse the pressure on providers and the outlook for 2017/18. Chris Hopson, Chief Executive, NHS Providers

Join us on what will be an insightful and thought proving event.  Use this LINK or the one above to book onto this event.

NW ADASS Occupational Therapist Practice Exchange : 10 March 2017

This event is open to Occupational Therapists and their managers in the North West of England. Particularly occupational therapist who are working: in social care; in social care with or within integrated teams

In 2016 we held a workshop with managers of local authority occupational therapists who had asked to share information and explore opportunities for collaboration.

Julia Skelton, Director, Professional Operations, College of Occupational Therapist: The Care Act 2014 the Occupational Therapist Role in Delivery 
Julia Skelton, Director, Professional Operations, College of Occupational Therapist:  Occupational Therapy – Improving Lives Saving Money Demonstrating the Value of Occupational Therapy 
Julia McGowan, Occupational Therapist, Team Manager, Wigan Council: Early Intervention and Prevention – An Integrated Team

Learning from Buurtzorg : 1 March 2017

Buurtzorg is a Dutch healthcare organisation that has pioneered a new model of care for district and care home nursing. Consisting of many small locality-based teams, their model focuses on addressing the whole of a patient’s needs and promoting choice and independence to help aid recovery.

This was an exciting chance for delegates to learn from the team behind this leading care system, and explore some of the challenges and implications for delivering this model within an English health and social care setting.

The presentation is available to here and AQuA have created a Storify based on the Tweets.

The video of Jos that was shared can be found here

Working Carers Project

Presentations from 27 February 2017 Workshop in Leeds
Val Hewison, Chief Executive and Andrew Walsh, Project Manager, Carers Leeds – Working Carers Project – Carers Leeds 
Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK – Carers and work – Carers UK perspectives ADASS TLAP seminar
Steve Herbert, Head of Benefits Strategy, Jelf – Employment and Working Carers 
NHS England – Healthy Workforce – Carers

Health & Housing: Making It Real

Presentations from 10th February 2017, Manchester United, Old Trafford, M16 0RA

HLIN Jeremy Porteus
HLIN Local Housing Allowance
LHT Hoarding presentation
New NHS Alliance Merron Simpson
NHSE William Roberts
Tony Powell New Charter Housing
Wakefield Vanguard Janice James
Andrew Burridge ADASS closing

Keeping People Healthy, Well and Independent: 26 January 2017

Following a request from our NW Adult Social Care Improvement Board to organise an event looking at our relatively high rate of admissions to residential care homes we organised this conference.    NW ADASS delivered this hugely successful event which was attended by 120 people from across all regions and public sector organisations.   The presentations from the event are below.

Sally McIvor, Strategic Director of Health and Social Care – Regional Perspective
Martin Vernon, NCD Older People – Ageing Well- What are NHS England doing about frailty?
Dawn Moody, NCD Older People and Integrated Care, NHS England – Supporting self-care and independence for older people with frailty
William Roberts, National Lead for Enhanced Health in Care Homes, NHSE –NHS England Vanguards – Enhanced Health in Care Homes
Elizabeth Sargeant, Clinical Lead (Integration), ECIP, NHS – Emergency Care Improvement Programme (ECIP)
Colin Rees, Chief Executive Officer & Alistair Martin, Director of Business Development, Transforming Systems – Single Health Resilience Early Warning Database (SHREWD)
Lynne Howarth, Service Lead, Blackburn Council – Local Authority Perspective – understanding what drives performance improvement in Blackburn
Marie Lynch, Divisional Manager, Halton Council – Local Authority Perspective – understanding what drives performance improvement in Halton
Caroline Drysdale, Director of Community Health Services, Oldham Pennine Care NHS FT – How Oldham Urgent Care Alliance Improved Partnership Working
Daniel Cowie, Transformation Lead, Newcastle Gateshead CCG – Newcastle and Gateshead EHCH Vanguard

NW ADASS Annual Planning Workshop: 7 December 2016

NW ADASS came together for their annual planning workshop which aimed to develop a comprehensive NW Regional Work Plan, the event was a great success, with lots of enthusiasm from the participants and speakers. A full version of the presentation can be viewed here.

Festival of Strengths: 15 November 2016

NW ADASS and NW Employers collaborated on this hugely successful event which was attended by over 160 people.  The presentations from the event are below and the write up from the event will be added shortly.

Angela Osei, Project Manager, GM H & SC Partnership – GM Health and Social Care Partnership : Asset Based Approaches
Ann Norleigh Noi, Strategic Planning & Development Lead, Bury Council – We are all the same ….. Different
Caroline Speirs – Think Local Act Personal (TLAP)
Cormac Russell – Festival of Strengths
Paul Taylor, Innovation Coach, Bromford – Manager/Not/Allowed
Julie Webster, Head of Public Health, Wirral Council – Listen to Communities
Mike Brogan, Osco Homes Limited – Procure Plus
Stuart Cowley, Director Adult Social Care & Health, Wigan Council – The Wigan Deal
Alex Smith – New challenges, New Solutions, Case Study : The Carers Family
Vincent Fraga & Jo Lancaster, Services to People, Stockport Council – Strength Based Commissioning for Prevention

A selection of photos from the day are available here

10 Keys To Happier Living: Connecting With People

In todays hectic and fast paced world filled with distractions, it can sometimes be hard to make the right amount of time for yourself and others around you. All too often you will board a train or bus and see a sea of people all staring down, absorbing themselves into a digital world, whilst seemingly forgetting that there is a whole world going on around them full of knowledgeable and interesting people that have the ability to change moods, educate you and make you smile.

Help Us Tell Our Story!

We are recruiting for an experienced Communications and Engagement Manager to join our busy Development Team. If you are creative, engaging, proactive and people orientated we are looking for you!

Why Interchange is Great!

If you would like to find out more about our partnership and some of the great work that North West Employers has been doing with NHS North West Leadership Academy you can look at our great infographic, summarising our achievements over the last year.

National Networks for Collaborative Outreach Project (NNCO)

The focus of the national NNCO is specifically to support adults looking for part-time, flexible study opportunities to improve their long term life/career prospects. All the resources being developed will be free, online and in the public domain. If you have a focus on adult learners or are working with younger learners where the full-time undergraduate option doesn’t seem feasible (i.e. grades below those required or the need to work and learn at the same time) we would be more than happy to discuss how we can support your work.

Timewise Councils

We are going through a radical period of change in the workplace. People want a better work-life balance and employers are responding to this. The Government has recognised this with the introduction of flexible working and shared parental leave. The public has also responded with 14.1 million workers now looking for some form of flexibility in their next role.

Employment Law Brief with Darren Newman

Social media has revolutionised the way in which we interact and communicate with each other. This poses a challenge for employers. To what extent can the online activities of an employee be something that an employer can impose limits on? When can online comments made be the subject of disciplinary action?

RSPH on Devolution

Earlier this week Warren Heppolette, Strategic Director – Health & Social Care Reform Greater Manchester wrote a timely and accurate blog article for the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) blog based around how the Greater Manchester devolution deal potentially has the power to improve health, care and lifestyles for people in Greater Manchester.

Annual Review 2015

In a year where the pace and expectations of public service reform has shifted up several gears, we wanted to take this opportunity to share with all of our member organisations the work we have been doing across the North West to support you in achieving better outcomes with, and for, your local communities. We have continued to support you through our four key themes of: