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NW ADASS Safeguarding Reviews Conference
18 April 2018, 10.00 – 3.30, Bolton Town Hall
NW ADASS and NW Adults Safeguarding Group hosting an event focusing upon safeguarding reviews (SARs).
The aim was to increase confidence for Safeguarding Adults Board (SAB) chairs, staff and partners in commissioning, managing, and learning from SARs that are Care Act compliant. The event should help facilitate practice and systems learning so that adults at risk and in need of protection are better safeguarded.
The morning focused on decision making about SARs and the challenges of undertaking effective reviews. The afternoon focused on learning from published SARs, and also reported on progress about the DoH commissioned work on SAR quality markers and the SAR report repository.
Presentations from the event:
Graham Hodkinson, Wirral DASS & Safeguarding Lead : Welcome and Scene Setting
Dr Sheila Fish, Head of Learning Together / Senior Research Analyst, SCIE and Dr Lindsey Pike, Associate RIPfA : Overview of the Department of Health Commission of a SARs Library and Resources
Jane Booth, Lancashire & Rochdale Safeguarding Board Chair : Lancashire based research on Practice Learning Reviews
NW ADASS / TSA Assistive Technology Conference
28 February 2018, 8.15 – 4.00, Audacious Church, Manchester
NW ADASS worked with TSA to deliver an exciting and informative conference on the use of Assistive Technology. There was excellent engagement from across the health and social care system with over 170 in attendance. 28 Market Stalls where on show, for suppliers to demonstrate how their products worked and provide delegates with an opportunity to try them out.
Keynote speakers included:
Julie Moss, Knowsley Council and lead DASS for the NW Informatics, Digital and Assistive Technology Network;
Mark Golledge, Programme Lead at the Local Government Association (LGA) on Digital and Social Care;
Colin Radcliffe, representing DE-press-ON and an ambassador for World Health Innovation;
Nicola Lowe, Service Manager, Wigan Council, with strategic responsibility around ensuring technology supports health and social care;
Jane Stevens, Assistive Technology Manager for the People Powered Technology Programme, Wigan Council;
Alyson Scurfield, Chief Executive for the TEC Services Association C.I.C. (TSA)
The conference engaged with 24 suppliers who had the chance to showcase their products through presentation pitching sessions. The presentations are below grouped into 3 topical areas.
Materials from the Conference
Programme – this includes biographies of the speakers and brief descriptions of supplier products
Independent Living – Presentations
Early Intervention and Prevention – Presentations
Connecting to the Community – Presentations
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
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). http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWHC/Admin/2017/354.html.
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 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