HERTFORDSHIRE CARE AWARDS 2013 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN Be involved in the prestigious County Awards Do you know . . Someone who always goes the extra mile? Someone who deserves recognition for the hard work they do? An organisation that deserves to be named the best in the industry? To get started on your nomination please follow the links to the right. For any further information please contact email@example.com Click here for List of Award Catagories Click here for ONLINE nomination form (The online nomination form can save you time!) Click here for the MS Word Nomination form Click here for the Terms and Conditions To see more pictures from the Care Awards 2012 follow this link and use the password: hcpa
HERTFORDSHIRE CARE AWARDS 2013 NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN
Be involved in the prestigious County Awards
Do you know . .
Someone who always goes the extra mile?
Someone who deserves recognition for the hard work they do?
An organisation that deserves to be named the best in the industry?
To get started on your nomination please follow the links to the right.
For any further information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Click here for List of Award Catagories
Click here for ONLINE nomination form
(The online nomination form can save you time!)
Click here for the MS Word Nomination form
Click here for the Terms and Conditions
To see more pictures from the Care Awards 2012 follow this link and use the password: hcpa
Hertfordshire Care Providers Association
Who are we?
We are a members association offering advice and guidance to all Care Providers in Hertfordshire
What do we do?
We manage over £600k of training funding for the county on behalf of the Government and Local Authority
Why do we exist?
To help organisations raise their standards of quality
Who are our members?
Anyone who provides Adult Social Care in Hertfordshire – residential, homecare, day services, voluntary organisations, social enterprises, charitable bodies etc
HCPA – Mission Statement
“Sharing Best Practice in Care through Partnership”
HCPA – Aims
HCPA is proud to sign up to the Dementia Care and Support Compact
(one of the key committments of the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia) http://www.dh.gov.uk/health/2012/03/pm-dementia-challenge/ )Agreement from Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA)
• focus on quality of life for people with dementia, as well as quality of care. By knowing the person, their life history and their personal culture, our staff will deliver a personalised package of care and support;
Advocate life history work by upskilling Activity Organisers over a 3 year project and by providing focussed Action Learning sets for Activity Organisers
Running, in conjunction with, Hertfordshire Adult & Family Learning Services (HAFLS) a Magic Memories project which enables staff and service users to learn together how to create life histories
Providing fully funded training in becoming a Dignity Champion (funded via Local Authority)
Working with leaders to gain a level 3 qualification called Leading & Recognising Excellence in Care focussing on customer care in a care setting
• set a benchmark for high-quality relationship-based care and support for people with dementia. We will inspire and encourage our sector to take responsibility for delivering this, building on existing good practice;
Sharing best practice through networking events held quarterly
Quality assuring all training funded through our association, ensuring training providers meet exacting standards and following up with evaluations
• engage and involve the wider community to improve their support for people with dementia, including GPs and healthcare professionals;
Engaging Hertfordshire Care homes in a Social Isolation Project, helping them to link together with Home care agencies to offer lunch clubs and activity sessions which bring in members of the local community who may be at home and lonely (working alongside Wellbeing Board)
Planning NHS/Care sharing groups, 2 per year
Attending and sharing on the Hertfordshire End of Life Group which includes NHS, and CCG’s
Attending and sharing on the Dementia group which includes Local Authority, pharmacy and service user carers
Working in partnership with the new Pharmacist led care home medicines optimisation service
An active member of the Forum of Fractures, Falls and Fragility (FoFFF) working alongside public health to deliver training in falls for managers, a falls study day and launching the falls liaison service in Hertfordshire
• play our part in supporting the wider community, sharing the knowledge and skills of our staff, and inviting people into our care settings;
Working with Carers in Herts to bring ‘carer trainers’ into the training offered to providers
Encouraging, via our network meetings and newsletters, homes to invite families into their training
Facilitating through action learning sets Activity Organisers to share activities by encouraging community involvement with schools and volunteers (working with the local VCS and Chamber of Commerce)
• work with commissioners of care for people with dementia to ensure they commission quality care services appropriately;
Active Members of NDS Quality of Care Meetings
Instigating a Personal Assistant Quality Assurance (PA QA) scheme which enables care providers to access specific personalisation training and through quality assurance, kite marks the domiciliary care organisation to work with Direct Payment Budget holders. This scheme is endorsed by the Local Authority Commissioners
Involvement in Personal Assistant (PA) engagement meetings in partnership with the Local Authority (including commissioners)
Working with the Director of Adult Care Services and Directors via quarterly meetings to discuss care issues raised by members and facilitate dissemination of information from the Local Authority
• clearly set out how we have delivered on this Compact to make a difference for people with dementia, their carers and families. This will link into the work on quality and transparency being taken forward as part of the Care and Support White Paper.
Monitor the number of dementia courses and qualifications we have run
We believe that we can deliver outcomes against all the above on an annual basis.
HCPA would like all our member providers to also sign up to this challenge - to find out more contact email@example.com