Wiltshire & Swindon Care Skills Partnership

We are an employer led organisation who supports the Independent, Voluntary & Private – IVP Adult care workforce in Wiltshire & Swindon. We are financially supported by Wiltshire Council, Swindon Borough Council and Skills for Care.

Would you like a career in Adult Social Care? We give advice and support to anyone who would like a career in Adult Social Care regarding Traineeships and Apprenticeships (an apprenticeship can be undertaken at any age).

We also provide advice and support to the Wilts & Swindon IVP Sector on Adult Training courses with regard to grants and funding which may be available for staff training.: There are currently 2 streams of funding available through the WSCSP:

WCP & WSCSP Joint Annual Conference - 7th June 2018 - Book Your Place 

We are pleased to announce that the joint annual conference is open for both delegate and sponsor bookings.  The Venue is Alexandra House, Wroughton.

 

Please click to view the delegate flyer and the delegate booking form.

Please click to view the sponsor flyer and the sponsor booking form.

With thanks to our main sponsors for the event:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Please click for agenda and booking form.

Contributory Grant  - A new system is in place

This grant is funded by WC and SBC and given to the WSCSP to be distributed between the workforce and there is a limit to how much any employer can claim; it can be claimed by any CQC regulated Adult Care Employer in Wiltshire & Swindon who requires specific or specialist training for their staff;  the training cannot fall under the following categories:        

Any training which falls under “Health & Safety” i.e. Fire, Risk Assessment, Moving & Handling, etc.    

  •  It cannot fund any QCF/NVQ as this can be claimed under the WDF below  
     

    *To view the terms and conditions for contributory grant applications please click on the grant tab at the top of this page*   

    Workforce Development Fund - WDF 2017/18  NOW CLOSED

     

    Please remember that your NMDS-SC will need to be updated as from 1st April to be able to claim in the new 2018_19 funding year.  We will keep you posted as to when we are processing claims again so watch this space.

    www.nmds-sc-online.org.uk

  • or call 0845 873 0129 for their helpdesk.                                  

     

    Following on from the success of the NMDS-SC support surgeries - we are happy to continue to offer this one to one support service for anyone wishing to visit us at our offices in Chippenham.  Please contact the office for more details.       

     

    Proud to Care Wiltshire website http://www.proudtocarewiltshire.org.uk/ is part of the wider Proud to Care South West campaign, but promotes the specific benefits of living and working as a care worker in health and care in Wiltshire. 

         

    I Care Ambassadors

    Do you wish to promote your service, do you have staff who are passionate about working in Adult care and how can we help recruitment and retention in our area, if so http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Recruitment-retention/I-Care...Ambassadors/I-Care...Ambassadors.aspx  or contact Sharon Cloude directly.
         

    Registered Managers Network

    • Wiltshire and Swindon Care Skills Partnership (WSCSP) and Wiltshire Care Partnership (WCP) have together secured a small grant to help establish a Registered Managers Network. 
    • The aim of this network is ultimately to enrich the skills and knowledge of Registered Managers of adult social care services in Wiltshire and Swindon, enabling them to share information and network in a relaxed and mutually supportive atmosphere. At quarterly meetings, guest speakers will be invited to lead sessions on topics requested by the Managers themselves.
    • The next meeting date is scheduled for the 7th December 2017, at Market Lavington Community Hall

      

    The Care Act & Care Certificate

        For information and guidance please click on the links below which will take you to the current factsheets, or alternatively contact Sharon Cloude.

    • The Care Act - click here
    • The Care Certificate - click here 


    Undecided whether a career in care is for you?



    Please visit this website to what work in the care sector is all about.  Take the free online challenge to check your suitability for care and support work





     

    At the annual conference on the 3rd December 2016, the WSCSP and ACC-TV launched a new learning and training offer for both residential and homecare providers in Wiltshire.

     

    You may have visited the ACC-TV stand at the conference and made your wish for older people’s care and received further information on the offer. If you didn’t have chance, please find details of the offer in the flyer . 

     

    Latest News

    TRAINING MATRIX FOR PROVIDERS

    In partnership with a number of Training Providers covering Wiltshire & Swindon, we have developed a matrix which details all training courses & qualifications for managers and staff  - please contact Training Providers directly for further information.



    Please click here
    for the matrix.

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    Alive! is the leading charity in the UK providing meaningful engagement and outstanding activities for older people in care, as well as specialist training that enables care staff to improve quality of life sustainably.

    Coaching & Training Document - click here

    http://aliveactivities.org/training/new-training/

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    Wiltshire Care Partnership (WCP) is a member-led organisation. Their role is to represent and support independent providers of residential, nursing and domiciliary care for older people and adults with disabilities in Wiltshire, working alongside commissioners to achieve the provision of high quality, safe services. For more information on the Wiltshire Care Partnership please press here.

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    New updated KWANGO training is now available on a variety of subjects; please look for these under the Wiltshire Council tab at the top of the page

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    Quarterly E-News

    Please click here for a copy of the latest WSCSP E-News

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    WSCSP Terms of Reference (TOR)

    Please click here to view the complete TOR

     

    Do you enjoy the company of older people? Perhaps you have a hobby, skill or interest that you would be willing to share?

    Are you looking for a way to get involved in your community to meet new people or to gain new skills and experience?

    If so, you may be interested in becoming a Care Home Volunteer?

    We currently cover the Chippenham and Salisbury areas of Wiltshire and we plan to branch out in to Swindon area Autumn 2017; we are looking for enthusiastic volunteers who wish to make a difference to peoples lives and also Care Homes in the Swindon area who would like to work with volunteers and enhance the lives of their residents; whoever you are to register your interest and for more information and contacts please click here  

    RMN INFORMATION

    • The next RMN is scheduled to take place on the 5th September 2018 (09.30 - 15.30) @ Market Lavington Community Hall.  
    • RMN dates for the 2018 year so far are (please keep an eye out for future dates tbc):                                  

                

      12th December 2018, Market Lavington Community Hall