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Events & News

The Care Market Development Team shares with Staffordshire Care Providers information about activities, meetings and events across Staffordshire and Midlands which support the Adult Care Sector workforce to lead, deliver and grow.

Celebrating Dignity Action Day and ten years of awards to recognise countys carers. 

During the last ten years of the awards, over one thousand nominations have been made, with over 100 people being crowned as dignity champions. Nominating someone for an award is quick and easy and can be done online at Nomination 2024.  People who need help completing a nomination can speak to the team at dignity@staffordshire.gov.uk or by calling 01785 355 795.  The deadline for nominations is 28 April 2024.

Featured partners for selection:
We recommend saving this page of links as a favourite drop in location, enabling Managers to understand social care direction of travel and be amongst the first to change to a new idea or way of doing something.  Access full events calendar.


Staff psychological wellbeing hub - Discover staff wellbeing events

Skills for Care - Discover being prepared for CQC inspection

Social Care Institute for Excellence - Discover State of Care report

Department of Health & Social Care - Discover new pools of talent

Care Quality Commission - Latest items keeping you ahead of the curve

Supportive Communities - Support Staffordshire - Supports people to live independently, with support from families and communities

Community Learning Service - Available for Staffordshire residents aged 19 or over with goals to learn new skills or update existing ones, become better at digital skills.

Public Health Staffordshire - Staffordshire Health App Finder offers safe and effective apps for everyone, from managing stress and health conditions to  healthy lifestyle goals like achieving a healthy weight or quitting smoking.

@wea_adulteducation - UK's largest adult educational charity across England & Scotland since 1903


Important Training

The Care Market Development Team have free training courses and webinars running over the coming months. Care Providers in Staffordshire are eligible to attend these training events. Staffordshire County Council  is charged and whilst there is not a cost to providers of care in Staffordshire, public money has been utilised to fund the training. 
If you cannot attend, you can send someone in your place but we require notification to update records. 

There is a limit of 2 people per registered location for the training, we would ask that you not book more than 2 spaces for any training session to ensure other care providers are able to access the training.

Booking onto training through our current Eventbrite page, which you can also navigate to via your MiDoS for CARE home screen.

Find all Training Events 
Typical, throughout the year trainig is in subjects such as:

  • Basic Medication Management
  • Advanced Medication Management
  • PRN Protocols
  • Care Smile Oral Hygiene
  • Audit
  • AAA Breast and Bowel Screening
  • Effective Supervision
  • Care Planning
  • Sepsis
  • Positive Behaviour Support for Managers
  • Personalisation and social Inclusion
  • Cyber Security
  • Data Protection
  • Dysphagia -swallowing difficulties- awareness
  • Workforce Development Fund: Claim Funding
  • Digital Social Care Record (DSCR) Funding in Staffordshire and Stoke

Find more details on the CMDT Eventbrite page:

Staff Psychological Wellbeing Hub Webinars

FREE confidential support for Social Care and NHS Staff in Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent

Find workshops to support the welfare and wellbeing of your staff:

Understanding Grief and Bereavement 
Self Care
Workplace Loneliness
Work Life Balance
Emotional Intelligence
Financial Wellbeing
No Food is Bad Food
Introduction to Mindfulness
Managing conflict in the workplace
Stress Awareness Workshop
Introduction to Sleep
Navigating Change
Emotional Intelligence

Safeguarding Events

Find Safeguarding Training

Deprivation of Liberties Safeguards (DoLS Awareness)  

This event is intended for all frontline staff working in the health and social care sector. The course is free, and no previous qualifications are required. This is a two hour virtual course.

Adult Safeguarding Awareness  

This event is intended for all frontline staff working in the health and social care sector. The course is free, and no previous qualifications are required. This is a two hour virtual course.

Safeguarding Responsibilities for Care Providers

Staffordshire County Council are excited to offer a webinar for care providers in the health and social care sector. The objectives of the webinar include the different categories of abuse. To ensure understanding of provider responsibilities when it comes to safeguarding adults with care and support needs. To clarify when an adult safeguarding concern should be raised with the Local Authority and what a “good” referral looks like. To consider provider actions when not raising a concern.

Mental Capacity Act 2005 - Application into practice

Intended for all frontline staff working in the health and social care sector. The programme for the event will include. Principles of the Mental Capacity Act.
Supported decision making. The assessment process of establishing capacity.  Good practice in assessment and recording. Best Interests Decisions. S4 Checklist. Lawful restraint as outlined in S5 of the MCA and limitations introduced in S6. Case Law that has informed practice.

Featured Local Events

  1. The Social Care Workforce Programme was shared with Care Providers on 19th April 2023: Staffordshire's Social Care Workforce Strategy is now live and can be located on their dedicated webpages: Staffordshire Social Care Workforce - Valuing social care in Staffordshire (valuingsocialcareinstaffs.co.uk)


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