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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.

This page is designed to be saved 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.  


Featured event links for your selection:

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

Upcoming Events

The Care Market Development Team have the following free training courses and webinars running over the next few months.  

The training courses listed below are fully funded. Spaces are limited and will be administered on a first come, first served basis. We’re expecting spaces to get booked up quickly so please book yourself or colleagues onto your chosen training as soon as you can to avoid disappointment.

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.

Training opportunities include:

  • Recording with Care
  • Positive Behaviour Management
  • Activity Co-Ordination
  • Audit Training (care home only)
  • Care Planning (care home only)
  • How to avoid closed cultures 
  • Recording with Care
    To help healthcare support workers and adult social care workers explore and understand the principles of good record keeping. Fully funded training for everyone. 17 March @ 12:00- 14:00, 20 March @ 12:00- 14:00, 21 March @ 09:00- 11:00, 27 March @ 09:00- 11:00.
    Further dates in April.
    Select dates https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/566212907047


Audit & Care Planning events

  • Care Planning (Care Homes only) 
    A fully funded Care Planning training programme is being made available to Staffordshire Care Homes. 20 March, 21 March, 24 March, 6 April, 27 April.
    Select dates https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/513857079357
  • Audit (Care Homes only)
    A fully funded Audit training programme is being made available to Staffordshire Care Homes. 23 March, 27 March, 30 March, 31 March, 17 April, 25 April, 28 April.
    Select dates https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/513886748097

  • Positive Behaviour Management
    To provide an overview of the subject, enabling an understanding of behaviours & their origin in order to develop ways to respond positively.
    17 March @ 09:00- 11:00, 20 March @ 09:00- 11:00
    22 March @ 12:00- 14:00 and 15:00- 17:00
    23 March @ 09:00- 11:00, 24 March @ 09:00- 11:00
    29 March @ 09:00- 11:00, 31 March @ 12:00- 14:00
    31 March @ 12:00- 14:00
    Further dates in April.
    Select dates https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/566354219717
  • HMRC Tax Avoidance Webinar 14th March 2023
    HMRC will be here to focus and raise awareness of marketed tax avoidance schemes and the signs customers and their employers should watch out for.

  • Staff Psychological Wellbeing Hub 
    Offering FREE confidential support for Social Care and NHS Staff in Staffordshire & Stoke on Trent. Information sharing webinars for social care providers to find out more about the free confidential service. Further sessions will be organised to meet demand, as required.
    Webinar 12 April 2023

  • Webinar 15th June 2023

  • How to avoid Closed Cultures?
    Webinar 27 April 2023 & 10 May 2023
    CQC have identified a number of elements of some services that contribute to a closed culture. Within these there are 2 particular aspects related to workforce:
    - Weak leadership 
    - Staff lacking the right skills, training or experience to support people

    In this short workshop, facilitated by Skills for Care, you will have an opportunity to explore these elements in relation to your organisation and identify gaps and opportunities to make positive changes




Featured Local Events

The Digitising Social Care Records fund is being managed by NHS England. The aim is to support those care providers who are still using paper records, to move to approved digital solutions.  

Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent Integrated Care System are working together to bring this fund to local care providers.  

The Digital Social Care Record System webinar will explain more about what a Digital Social Care Record system is, how the fund will be administered locally, the opportunities that will become available and the benefits to you.  

The webinar took place on the 13 December 2022. You can view the slides for this particular webinar below

We understand following your helpful feedback that an estimated 50% of local care providers are using a Digital Social Care Record system, on par with those on the assured system suppliers list. 

Care providers in Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent are now eligible to submit expressions of interest to request up to £3000 or 50% of the system cost for a Digital Social Care Record (DSCR) system. To meet the conditions of the funding and to ensure it is fairly distributed, we are unfortunately currently only able to fund the lower amount.

If you are interested in the benefits of the fund, or would like to know more, please email us at:  DigitalFundingEnquiries@staffordshire.gov.uk


Useful Webinars from Digital Social Care

MASTERCLASS: Implementing a Digital Social Care Record - Digital Social Care 26th January 2023 1400

Digital Social Care Record (DSCR) Minimum Operational Data Set (MODS) follow up webinar - Digital Social Care 30th January 2023 1000


Digital Social Care Data Catalogue follow up webinar - Digital Social Care 31st January 2023 1400


Using the Data Security and Protection Toolkit for the first time (2022-23) - Digital Social Care 1st February 2023 1500


Using the Data Security and Protection Toolkit for the first time (2022-23) - Digital Social Care 1st March 2023 1500


Review and republish your Data Security and Protection Toolkit (2022-23) - Digital Social Care 8th March 2023 1500



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