ARC England Christmas logoWelcome to the last edition of Real People for 2020 where you can find the latest news, guidance and social care resources.

The edition provides a number of links that we hope you will find useful and in particular, I would draw your attention to the consultation exercise in relation to Integrated Care Systems.

ARC's view is that this NHS-led initiative does not set out clearly enough the way in which Adult Social Care will fit with the different models of integrated care being proposed and if you agree, this is your opportunity to make sure that decision-makers hear from the sector!

Towards the end you will find details of ARC's training and qualifications scheduled in the New Year and information about how to book.

I hope that you have found our Real People newsletter helpful during what has been an exceptionally challenging year and I wish all our readers a peaceful and enjoyable holiday.

Clive Parry, ARC England Director

Please note: The ARC office will be closed from 12pm, 24th December until 9am, 4th January 2021. 

New date for popular Emotional Resilience training course

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Social Care Guidance and Resources

Equality Street logoWelcome to Equality Street: NDTI resources for learning disability housing
National Development Team for Inclusion have produced Equality Street, a range of resources and tools that can support the measurement and monitoring of the quality of housing services for people with learning disabilities. Find sections for Self Advocates, Family Carers, Support workers, Commissioners, Providers and Housing Associations.
Step into Equality Street >

Have your say: NHS England and Integrated Care Systems
NHS England are inviting comments on the design of design of Integrated Care Systems by 8th January, and are keen that Adult Social Care stakeholders get the opportunity to comment and shape the final design.
Take a look at the NHSE Consultation document >

University of Wolverhampton Dysphagia resources
Applied Researcher Darren Chadwick has collated papers and resources from the dysphagia work he has been involved in over the last 20 years for free download and use by practitioners and carers. It includes the dysphagia risk assessment and risk guide developed for the National Patient Safety Agency.
Access dysphagia resources > (Link contains very short survey asking for background information from those downloading the resources. You can download the resources without filling in the survey by skipping to the end.)

The Digital Care Tech Conference Online: Early Bird offer
9 - 10 March 2021, 9am - 1pm  
Discover the possibilities of care technology provision at the Digital Care Tech Conference which will lay out the digital landscape for social care in the UK.
Tickets are offered at a reduced price of £75 + VAT until 29 January 2021.
Take advantage of the Early Bird ticket offer >

FONS Creating Caring Cultures Fellowship announced
The Foundation of Nursing Studies (FONS) has announced a Creating Caring Cultures Fellowship for aspiring leaders and early career frontline Registered Learning Disability Nurses.
The programme (funded by The Burdett Trust for Nursing and NHSE/I) will equip participants with the skills and confidence to develop into the facilitative leaders of the future. It includes mentorship and coaching support at a local and regional/national level as well as personal development planning and will enable participants to realise their leadership aspirations and develop leadership capacity within organisations.

Find out more information in the LDFellowship-Programme-Information.doc (796 KB)

New supporting sexuality and personal relationships guidance for social care staff from Supported Loving - plus survey
The Supported Loving network, working with Skills for Care, CQC and DHSC, have just published the new supporting sexuality and personal relationships guidance for social care staff. As they move onto the second stage, they are also conducting a survey to gather the views of providers about existing UK learning materials for social care staff surrounding supporting sexuality and intimate relationships. 
Read the full guidance > 
Take part in the survey >

ARC England Training and Qualifications
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Need a training course exclusively for your organisation? No problem - our expert trainers can deliver any of our courses online specifically for your organisation - contact or call 01246 555043.

ARC Qualification Centre
You don't need to be a member to access our qualifications centre but being an ARC England member also entitles you to discounts on a range of professional accredited social care qualifications.
Qualifications offered include:    Check out our range of accredited qualifications > 
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