West Yorkshire and Harrogate Excellence Centre – For Harrogate Providers only.
Are you a care provider in the Harrogate District? If so you may be interested in knowing that WYHEC have released their prospectus for the forthcoming year.
Do you feel like you spend too much time on recruitment, only to get poor applications, attendance and find that people don’t stay in post for long?
Do you want to stem the flow of wasted resources in recruiting people that don’t stay in your organisation?
Finding the right people for your roles initially, who have realistic expectations about working in adult social care, can save you time and money in the long run – and taking a values-based approach to your recruitment can help you do this.
Skills for Care is working with Care Alliance for Workforce Development and Health Education England to run a series of seminars, to support adult social care employers in North Yorkshire with their recruitment and retention.
- Finding the right people for your organisation seminar will help you attract more candidates and learn the best ways to shortlist, interview and shortlist people who are right for your organisation.
- Values based interviewing seminar will teach you an interviewing technique that will help you uncover a candidates personal values.
Demand for places is high so please book your place asap.
West Yorkshire Excellence Centre
The West Yorkshire Excellence Centre has obtained funding to provide training to health and social care organisations in West Yorkshire and Harrogate.
The majority of the subjects on offer will be delivered through bite size training and reflect local priority areas as identified by employer stakeholders whilst aiming to support workforce development. Most of the training is aimed at staff in support roles, although a couple of interventions will enable organisations to build capacity and so will be appropriate for supervisors and registered staff.
The intention is to have some training available in all localities across West Yorkshire. We are pleased to be able to offer the training free of charge to relevant staff in member organisations of the West Yorkshire Excellence Centre as a result of gaining no recurrent funding support from the Local Workforce Action Board.
In order to identify members and to be able to access the free training, the West Yorkshire Excellence Centre have introduced a no-cost member model. We hope that you will on behalf of colleagues in your organisation consider signing up to the attached agreement document which outlines the expectations of members and benefits.
The WYEC team look forward to receipt of your signed Member Agreement and look forward to on-going collaborative working with you.
Please send your completed agreements to the WYHEC email address email@example.com
Take control of your CQC Inspection
The next workshop will be held on March 29th 2018 at Hempsons Health and Social Care Lawyers, Harrogate.
Attend the 4-hour ‘Preparing for CQC inspection’ workshop.
- Hear about a successful approach
- Develop your staff confidence
- Manage your fears about inspection
- Be prepared for a confident conversation
- Learn from others’ practical experience
- Take a collaborative approach to problem solving
For more information please click here
Provider Engagement Events
The 2018 Provider Engagement Events have now been scheduled.
You can view the schedule by clicking on the Provider Engagement Events link above.
Fully Funded Half-Day Seminars
Skills for Care is hosting some fully funded half-day seminars to help social care employers get started with Values and Behaviours Recruitment.
https://events.skillsforcare.org.uk/skillsforcare/258/home – York 17th January 2018
https://events.skillsforcare.org.uk/skillsforcare/259/home – Doncaster 8th March 2018
Sharing Resources and Learning to support indivudual employers in their role:
If you support individuals who employ their own care through a direct payment, personal health budget or with their own money, come along to this free to event to find out more about you can support individual employers.
The next events scheduled are:
Yorkshire and Humber Supporting the support organisations: sharing resources and learning to support individual employers in their role Book your place.
Wednesday 7 February 2018, Mercure Fairfield Manor,York .
North East Supporting the support organisations: sharing resources to support individual employers Book your place.
Thursday 1st March 2018, The Durham Centre, Durham.
NHS Digital – ‘Opt out’ Fact finding workshop
You are invited to take part in a half day fact finding workshop to support this planning work. Your input is vital to ensure the
Latest Recruitment Event Calendar
The Latest Recruitment Event’s are now scheduled to take place up until 30th November 2017.
For further information please click here….
York Apprenticeship Graduation & Awards Ceremony 2017
Last call for nominations for outstanding apprentices
This year’s city-wide ceremony will take place on 8 November, 7.15 – 9pm at the Grand Opera House (flyer attached).
If you have new recruits or existing staff who will have completed an apprenticeship qualification before November, they are eligible to register and attend with their friends and family to receive a certificate from one of the York Guilds. Line managers are also welcome to attend to support.
To register attendance:
To nominate one of your apprentice staff for an award or to nominate yourselves as an employer of apprentices, please return a completed form by October 6:
York Health and Social Care Joint Recruitment Event – Saturday 30th September 2017
Following a successful joint recruitment campaign with York Hospital Trust earlier this year, Skills for Care are once again holding another event on Saturday 30th September 10am-2pm in the entrance of York Hospital.
The event is aimed at recruiting people into current job opportunities within the health and social care sector. Whilst the majority of the stalls will be health focussed and within the NHS there is an opportunity for 5/6 York employers to reach out to prospective employees who may not have considered the closely aligned sectors of adult social care or housing.
We are asking for interested employers from adult social care and housing in the York area who wish to have a stall at this event to complete an expression of interest (attached) which should be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than Friday 22nd September 2017.
If anyone would like to have an informal chat about the event, please feel free to email me on email@example.com or telephone 07813031257.
York Apprenticeship Graduation & Awards Employer Flyer Funding for individual employers and PAs now open
If you employ your own personal assistants (PAs) or carers using a direct payment or your own money, you can apply for money to pay for training for you and your staff. It can pay for training such as first aid, communication skills, being a good employer, British Sign Language and Health and Social Care Diplomas. It can also cover travel costs to and from training, and pay for replacement staff whilst PAs attend training.
If you support individual employers and PAs please help us spread the word.
Learning and Development Opportunities
Skills for Care roadshow, York
Tuesday 26 September 2017
Mercure York Fairfield Manor Hotel, York
Registration from 09.15 – Start 09.30, Finish 12.30
We would like to invite you to attend your local interactive roadshow.
Come and find out about:
- supporting the development of leaders and managers
- developing a competent workforce
- valuing your workforce
- Skills for Care’s offer of support to employers and our newest resources