Welcome to this edition of Real People.

Calton House logoAs well as bringing you the latest social care news, guidance and resources, we'd like to give warm ARC England welcome to our newest member Calton House, a long-established care company based in Camborne, Cornwall.

In their own words: "We support people with mental health needs and learning disabilities in their own homes and in supported living schemes. We use a person-centred care planning approach, ensuring that our clients’ needs are paramount and that support is centred around the individual."
Find out more about Calton House on their website >

ARC England Training and Qualifications

New Mental Health in Learning Disability and MCA/DoLS online training courses!

To book your place or register your interest in any of our expert-led online training courses contact or call 01246 555043.

ARC Qualification Centre
Did you know that your ARC membership also entitles you to discounts on a range of professional accredited social care qualifications? Qualifications offered include:   Check out our range of accredited qualifications > 
Social Care News

Covid-19 "shocking statistics" for people with disabilities
Unofficially, the mantra on lockdown was ‘we are all in this together’, however official statistics and a parliamentary report have revealed Covid-19 has disproportionately affected those with learning disabilities.
Read the full story at Learning Disability Today >

RTS logoEvent: Free online Q&A - Is TV somewhere you can work if you have a disability?
That’s the question being put to a talented panel made up of people who work in the industry during a free online Q&A hosted by the Royal Television Society Midlands. The panel will answer questions about their experiences with disability in the media world and will give viewers the latest hints and tips on getting a job in the industry during this free 45-minute Zoom session. 
Sign up for RTS Midlands event >

Social Care Guidance and Resources

Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by disability status, England and Wales: 2 March to 14 July 2020
ONS have published the statistical bulletin Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by disability status, England and Wales: 2 March to 14 July 2020.
Disabled people (as defined) made up almost six in ten (59.5%) of all deaths involving COVID-19 in this period. Disabled people made up around 16% of the study population followed from the 2011 Census.
Read Coronavirus (COVID-19) related deaths by disability status, England and Wales: 2 March to 14 July 2020 >

Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce: report on first phase of COVID-19 pandemic
This report sets out the progress and learning from the first phase of the COVID-19 pandemic in informing advice and recommendations to government and the social care sector.
Read the full Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce report > 

BMcPrecept free employment law online event: Exploring options for employers after the furlough scheme
Join Rob Tice to explore some of the options that employers will have after the Government’s Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme, also known as the furlough scheme, which is due to end on 31 October 2020. 
9.30am - 11am, Tuesday 20 October 2020.
Find out more and book your place >  

Webinar: A Fair Share of the Pie: Investigating equity in access to social care for people with learning disabilities September 30th 2020
Researchers from Kings College, Lancaster University and Bath University are hosting a webinar on 30th September which aims to explore the idea of fairness or ‘equity’ in the sharing out of social care resources for people with learning disabilities. 
Register for the webinar >

New Care Certificate resources
Skills For Care have developed resources which help to contextualise areas of the Care Certificate to different specialisms including learning disability, mental health and lone working. The resources are designed to support workers entering the workforce to develop the range of specialist knowledge and skills required in their roles.
View the new Skills For Care resources >

Beyond COVID: New thinking on the future of adult social care - SCIE
COVID-19 has had a devastating impact on social care. By June 2020 there had been more than 30,500 excess deaths among care home residents, and social care staff have been more than twice as likely to die from COVID-19 as other adults. This is a position paper for commissioners and senior managers working in the health and social care sector.
Read the full paper >

NATSPEC special education webinars
NATSPEC, the membership organisation for specialist further education and training providers for students with learning difficulties and/or disabilities, offers a series of Wednesday lunchtime webinars where experts from across the specialist sector contribute their knowledge on different topics.  
Find out more about NATSPEC webinars >

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