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Summit: Rates of Pay for Support Workers and Adult Social Care Cuts

Our recent Peer Support Network Summit saw representatives from Health and Social Care come together to present on rates of pay for Support Workers and East Sussex County Council’s proposed cuts to Adult Social Care. You can read the notes and watch the video stream from the Summit here: https://projectartworks.org/support/network-summit-rates-of-pay-for-support-workers-and-pas-and-adult-social-care-budget-cuts/

We responded to East Sussex County Council’s proposed £10 million savings to Adult Social Care with a statement on the behalf of the Network. You can read the statement and recommendations here: https://projectartworks.org/project-art-works-response-to-the-adult-social-care-savings-proposal/

Dates for your diary

Connecting Families drop-in, Wednesday 16thMay, 10am – 12:30pm

Connecting Families drop-ins are informal, free sessions open to all families and support workers who support children and young people with complex support needs. For more information visit: https://projectartworks.org/connecting-families-16th-may/

Please email esther@projectartworks.org to book a place.

Next Peer Support Network catch-up, Tuesday 29thMay, 2 – 4pm

Join the Network for an informal catch-up and meet other parents, carers, families and support workers. Network catch-ups provide an opportunity to share experiences and advice in relationship to supporting people with complex support needs. We discuss how to achieve person-centred support, share experiences and pool together expertise within the Network.

Free Positive Behaviour Support, Wednesday 30thMay, 10am – 5pm

We have a number of places available for families, parents, support workers and carers supporting people with complex support needs. To find out more visit: https://projectartworks.org/positive-behaviour-support-training-opportunity/

To book your free place email: esther@projectartworks.orgor call 01424 423555

Network Summit, Wednesday 25thJuly, 1.30 – 4.30pm

The government Green Paper on Social Care due later this year will outline reform for older people and not working age adults. We will open up debate on what reform should look like for working age adults with complex support needs in line with key government legislation such as the Care Act 2014, the Mental Capacity Act 2015 and the Equality Act 2010.

What support do you need?

We are looking at further training and workshops during July and August. Tell us what would be useful for you by completing this short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/PSN-Training-Menu-May

Related events and opportunities:

HOLD (Home Ownership for people with Long-term Disabilities) 

Homeownership opportunity in Sedlescombe, East Sussex

https://www.optivo.org.uk/Property-home/Homes-for-sale/Roselands,-The-Street,-Sedlescombe,-East-Sussex,-T.aspx

My Safe Home can offer support to secure HOLD mortgages on this property. HOLD is a Government approved home ownership model that uses an individual’s benefit entitlement to pay the interest only mortgage on their share and the rent on the part of the property owned by the Housing Association (that either developed it or purchased it on behalf of the person with a disability). To find out more about HOLD and the property in Sedlescombe, visit www.mysafehome.info and contact David Abbey on 02476 402211 or email davidabbey@mysafehome.info

Job Opportunities: Speech and Language Therapist and an Integrated Support Worker, St Mary’s School and College

For full details visit: https://www.stmarysbexhill.org/vacancies

 

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