Liverpool Registered Managers Network

Liverpool Registered Managers Network is a part of a national programme, supported by the Department of Health, to help Registered Managers in their roles as lead professionals in social care settings.

Registered Managers, commonly the lead professionals in home care and care home settings, have a pivotal leadership role. The White Paper, Caring for our future: reforming care and support, recognised the particularly important impact that they have on people’s experience of care and support and the need to provide more support for them to combat the isolation that they can sometimes feel.

The White Paper identified strong leadership as fundamental to the provision of high-quality care and essential to the delivery of all its proposals.

Registered Managers Networks are an opportunity for managers from the same geographical area to meet up and work towards improved quality. They also work as a communication point for those who can shape the sector, such as regulators and commissioners, and for local stakeholders.

Topics for discussions at networking meetings are shaped by the Registered Managers themselves, so attendees will always find attending beneficial.

The purpose of the registered managers’ local network is to support registered managers to improve the quality of their services. This will be achieved by offering:

  • Peer support
  • Sharing of good practice in a structured way 
  • Contributions from those who can assist with the quality agenda e.g. CQC
  • Support from Skills for Care on workforce development

To download a copy of the Terms of Reference for the group please click here
Liverpool Registered Managers Network

If you would like to attend a Liverpool Registered Manager Network meeting please contact Rebecca on the
details at the bottom of the page or via email on rebecca@lscpinfo.co.uk

Unfortunately we are unable to provide lunch as a part of these free meetings, however tea and coffee will be provided and there are a number of local shops available within 5 minutes walk.

Wednesday 19 August 2020

Our last meeting took place virtually through a Zoom meeting on Wednesday 19 August from 10am.

One of the speakers was Dr Rachel Reid, Implementation Facilitator, from NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence). Her presentation about Advance Care Planning and Transition between Settings is available here now.

Jon Kerr, Locality Manager, from Skills for Care, gave an update on WDF (Workforce Development Funding), as well as many more resources available in the Skill for Care website.

Sector updates and resources available

COVID-19 Social Care Hub

https://www.scie.org.uk/care-providers/coronavirus-covid-19

The COVID-19 Social Care Hub brings together in one place, the resources needed by the social care sector. Our resources on the Hub includes guides and support for safeguardingmental capacityinfection controldementiaautism and learning disabilities and many other areas of social care during the pandemic. There are resources tailored to specific areas of the sector, such as day carecare homeshome careunpaid carerscommissioners and social workers.

Our resources aren’t just guidance, you will also find recordings of webinarspodcasts and online training to help social care workers stay up to date on the latest developments and how to provide care and support during the pandemic.

Care Workforce COVID-19 app

https://workforce.adultsocialcare.uk/join

·         Get information and advice, all in one digital hub

·         Swap learning and ideas with colleagues across the country

·         Access practical resources on looking after your own health and well being

 

Digital Social Care

 https://www.digitalsocialcare.co.uk/latest-news/

Update on Data Security and Protection

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT) is a free, online self-assessment for health and care providers to evaluate and improve their data and cyber security. The DSPT will help ensure your policies and systems are secure and meet data security and CQC requirements. It will also help you manage risks and share information with other health and care services with peace of mind.

A new version of the DSPT for social care will launch in October that’s specifically designed for adult social care providers. There will be lots of useful guidance linked to the Digital Social Care website, relevant for all types of care and support services, including residential and nursing homes, supported living, homecare, extra care, shared lives and day services. The new version of the DSPT will be relevant for services for older people and equally for services for adults of working age.


CQC

- How to get the most out of inspection What a good inspection looks and feels like

https://www.cqc.org.uk/sites/default/files/20200708_how_to_get_the_most_out_of_inspection.pdf

CQC has come together with partners from across the adult social care sector to set out key principles and a shared understanding so that everyone gets the most out of inspection.

The new document, addresses common misunderstandings and describes clear expectations to ensure effective joint working which will ultimately result in better care for people.

Local Government Association

Practical examples of Making Safeguarding Personal from commissioners and providers of health and social care

This briefing offers examples of positive practice across four domains, namely how commissioners and providers engage with individuals and their families, support and develop their staff, promote and embed values-based leadership and culture, and work together.

https://www.local.gov.uk/practical-examples-making-safeguarding-personal-commissioners-and-providers-health-and-social-0