August 2019:

Shared from the CAHSC Learning Partnership Website: https://www.cahsc-cornwall.org.uk/new-funding-for-registered-managers

The Workforce Development Fund (WDF) has announced that £3 million pounds of funding for 2019/20 has been ring-fenced to support the learning and development for registered managers, deputies and aspiring managers. 

CAHSC Learning Partnership are happy to announce that our members can access this funding through our newly commissioned learning programme with Skills for Care accredited training provider, FreeBird Associates.All the programmes listed below will be completely funded, upfront, meaning there will be no cost to you as a provider. 

For more information or to book a place on any of these learning programmes please contact Elaine Dyer on elaine.dyer@cahsc-cornwall.org.ukor call 01326 567163. Please note that to receive WDF funded places on these learning programmes you must be registered and compliant on ASC-WDS and have completed our WDF Learning Partnership members form. You can find this form in the download sidebar. 

Learning Programmes for 2019/20

Lead to Succeed – 5-day course

The Lead to Succeed programme is aimed at Deputy and aspiring managers and teaches how successful behaviours and practical strategies can support aspiring leaders in their day to day work, as well as considering how they could implement these behaviours and strategies, now and in the future. 

Day 1: Successful behaviour for leaders and managers

Day 2: Developing a positive culture

Day 3: Effective supervision 

Day 4: Leading and managing the process of change

Day 5: Leading and supporting the inspection process

FreeBird have run the Lead to Succeed Programme successfully throughout 2018 and 2019

“I have learnt a lot due to the Lead to Succeed programme.  My confidence grew massively as I realised that I knew a lot of things already, I just didn’t put it into practice. I have already been able to use my new skills and knowledge in my job.”  Aspiring manager, part of the Skills for Care Aspiring manager pilot”. - Feedback from an Aspiring Manager as part of the Skills for Care aspiring manager pilot. 

Location

Dates

Bodmin – GP Strategies

21st, 27th November and 4th, 11th and 18th December 2019

Lifton Community Centre

9th, 16th, 23rd, 30thJanuary and 6thFebruary 2020

Liskeard – Venue TBC 

12th, 26th February and 5th, 12th, 19th March 2020

Well-led – 4-day course

The Well-Led programme is for Registered Managers and other operational managers and is grounded in the reality of social care delivery. It has been developed in partnership with Registered Managers familiar with the day to day challenges of leading a care team. It is underpinned by models of leadership that can be practically applied to deliver change ad promote best practice.

Day 1: Know yourself and looking inwards

Day 2: Leading a successful service and looking around 

Day 3: Leading high performing teams and looking sideways

Day 4: Leading in and beyond the boundaries of your service and looking outwards

“Learning from other managers and the facilitators was a great place to reflect on plans for my service, make changes to my approach and forge new plans. The Well-led programme is relevant to both new and experienced managers, because you are talking about the same thing -striving for improvement.” – Feedback from Jason Denny, Registered Manager at Old Hastings House. 

Location

Dates

Liskeard – Venue TBC

16th, 30th October and 6th and 13th November 2019

Lifton – Venue TBC

 20th, 28th November and 5th, 12th December 2019

Bodmin – Venue TBC

8th, 15th, 22nd, 29thJanuary 2020

 Redruth – Hub Club, Pool

4th, 11th, 18th and 25th March 2020

Registered Manager CPD: Managing yourself 

This is a 1-day CPD programme for Registered Managers that focuses on understanding your role, resilience and tackling isolation and time management. 

This programme is being developed by Skills for Care with Registered Managers and leading learning providers. It will be launched in October 2019.

Location

Dates

Lifton Community Centre

3rdOctober 2019

Bodmin – GP Strategies

29th October 2019

Redruth – Hub Club, Pool

4th November 2019

Liskeard – Venue TBC

3rdDecember 2019

Registered manager CPD: Performance management

This is a 1-day CPD programme for Registered Managers that focuses on performance management, motivating staff and leading for positive behaviour. 

This programme is being developed by Skills for Care with Registered Managers and leading learning providers. It will be launched in October 2019.

Location

Dates

Bodmin – GP Strategies

26th November 2019

Pool – Hub Club, Redruth

9th December 2019

Liskeard – Venue TBC

14th January 2020

Lifton Community Centre

25th February 2020

Registered Manager CPD: Culture

This is a 1-day CPD programme for Registered Managers that focuses on embedding culture, making the link to values and managing and supporting change. 

This programme is being developed by Skills for Care with Registered Managers and leading learning providers. It will be launched in October 2019.

Location

Dates

Redruth – Hub Club, Pool

28th January 2019

Liskeard 

5th February 2020

Bodmin – Venue TBC

11th February 2020

Lifton Community Centre

26th March 2020

Please register your interest for any of the above learning programmes by contacting Elaine Dyer on elaine.dyer@cahsc-cornwall.org.ukor call 01326 5671 163 

What a start to 2018! We've written a strategic briefing document for Safeguarding Adults Boards on behalf of Research in Practice for Adults (RiPfA). its focus is on how Boards can ensure they are commissioning quality training and supporting its transfer into practice. Watch this space as it is being published anytime soon. 

Also we've written a Train the Trainer programme for level 1 Safeguarding after we've had so many requests for one. It is available to book on now and more details can be found in what we offer. 

But our most favourite news is that we won Outstanding Learning and Development Provider award at the recent Cornwall and Isle of Scilly Support and Care awards held at the Eden project on the 9th March. We still can't quite believe it and are so humbled that our values and ethics, as well as the programmes we facilitate have been recognised as being worth while. None of that would have happened without the people who book on and give us such positive feedback. Thank you all so much, we love what we do, and it looks like you do too!!

Blog to follow! 

2017 has been a busy year for us at FreeBird Associates, we have met so many amazing people really committed to be providing excellent support in Cornwall, and feel extremely honoured to have worked with them all. We've got more courses coming up in 2018, but if there is anything related to Health and Social Care that you think we might be able to help with, get in touch and we'll see if its viable for us to run open courses.

However you may recognise this festive season, we hope you find time to look after yourselves. Here's to 2018, we hope to see you soon x 

We're moving!!!

We're really excited that we are moving to a new office in the Tremough Innovation Centre, Penryn. We've loved our time a HWIC, but an opportunity arose that was too good to pass up. Our address can be found on the footer of the web page, all other contact details remain the same.

12/02/18. We've become members of Tick! it's a review programme that gives attendees of learning and development  courses the opportunity to rate both the course provider and the course content in terms of knowledge/learning gained, impact on practice and quality and value for money. We will be asking of attendees to use this as part of the course evaluation. Here is the link: http://www.cahsc-cornwall.org.uk/tick-review/