Learning Disability Network Meeting 13 th September 2011. Provider Briefing and Update Alan Willmott. Funding for Training 2011-12. Surrey Care Association Ltd. Workforce Development Fund. Department of Health via SfC - Replaces TSI
Network Meeting 13th September 2011
Provider Briefing and Update
Funding for Training 2011-12
Surrey Care Association Ltd
Workforce Development Fund
Completed NVQ units to 30th Sept = £75
Completed units on the QCF
Smaller qualifications on the QCF e.g.
Priorities for 2011-12:
All adult social care providing establishments can claim
Administered through employer led partnerships
SCA lead partner for WDF in Surrey, Brighton and Hove
and E. Sussex
Requires a new fully completed WDF partnership
membership form for each individual member – 1 per
- NMDS Organisation record completed and updated after
April 1st 2011
- Fully completed employee records for 90% employees
- Exceptions if partners met 2010-11 requirements –
eligible until 30th Sept
WDF: Employer Eligibility
1 January 2011 and 16 March 2012.
Likely that claims process will include following
Employer/Company Details Form
Claim Form – now simplified
Adult Social Care Grant 2011-12
Training that will be eligible for a contribution from the ASCG currently being reviewed in light of new WDF
The Future of Learning Disability Care
Conference 8th September
Sheila Scott OBE – Chair National Care Association
Shaun O’Leary – Exec. Head of Adults and Safeguarding
Steve Strong - NDTI and Sarah Maquire – Director of Quality Choice Support
Feeling Settled: Changing a service from Res Care to SL
Housing Benefit Consultation
Key Points/Feedback from event
Consultation opened 19th July closes 9th Oct.
Gov states HB for people in Supported Housing not working
Issues around “exempt” status conflicting with SL requirements
Simplification fails to acknowledge different costs.
Whole range of uncertainties and potential dangers with little detail
given as to how will work.
General consensus that there is not enough detail to form real opinion
Fear around “typical” costs Vs “actual” potential to be cuts in reality
The Low Review:
Personal Mobility in State-Funded Residential Care
Call for Evidence
The review invites anyone with an interest, particularly people
living in state funded residential care, care home providers and
to share their views and insights on how personal mobility needs
are met for people living in residential care.
Learning Disability Coalition response to ODI report
on Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.
In 2009, the UK signed the UN Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities which aims to
make sure that disabled people are treated in the same way as everyone else.
This year the Government must report back to the UN about how well it has put the
Convention into practice. The Office for Disability Issues has put together a draft report on the
Government’s progress, which the Learning Disability Coalition has responded to.
The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has
published the results of its inquiry into disability-related harassment.
New figures released in September showed that disability hate crimes rose by more
than a fifth in 2010. Across England, Wales and Northern Ireland, police recorded 1,569
incidents in which the victim thought the alleged crime was motivated by their disability,
compared with just 1,294 in 2009.
Mencap – Stand by Me Campaign contact your MP