Partnership working across the care industry

Working in partnership across the care industry provides a wide network of bodies able to help with delivering care services at all stages.  There are a number of different ways that care services can work together: Local authorities, Primary care trusts & NHS boards can jointly commission services Creating multi-disciplinary teams such as social and […]

How do you define ‘Quality of Care’?

When you think of the word ‘quality’ in relation to healthcare it can be widely open to misinterpretation.  To help manage this and promote a better understanding of what people can expect from care providers, the Care Quality Commission provides a comprehensive list of standards which everybody has the right to expect. Fundamental Standards Dignity […]

What is personalised care and how can it be sustained?

Personalised care aims to support people living with long-term health conditions and those with ongoing care needs, providing skills and knowledge for you to manage your own care and wellbeing, allowing you to decide what works best. Following an assessment of your requirements your local authority may agree to pay for part or all of […]

CQC’ s approach to Adult Social Care

The purpose of the CQC is to make sure health and social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care and we encourage care services to improve. By monitoring, inspecting and regulating services to make sure they meet fundamental standards of quality and safety plus publishing the finding, including performance ratings, supports and […]

Autism awareness – lifting the barriers

Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is estimated to affect around 1 in 100 people in the UK, with a higher number of boys being diagnosed than girls.  People with Autism tend to have difficulties with communicating and social interaction. Studies have shown that early behavioural intervention can in some cases improve learning and communication in young […]

Free Lunch for Domestic Carers

You are invited to a FREE Wellbeing event for paid domestic carers at Butlin’s Bognor Regis on Monday 7 March. We would love you to come along to our Wellbeing event where you will have a chance to try: mindfulness DDP yoga a Wellbeing MOT core strength workshop massage manicure All we ask is that you attend a short session while you eat […]

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Dementia awareness at WSPiC

Dementia now affects 850,000 people in the UK and the majority of these people are over the age of 65 (1 in 20 people are under the age of 65). Working in the elderly care industry will undoubtedly offer exposure to dementia, whether or not your care organisation deals directly with dementia, it will still […]

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2015 West Sussex Care Accolades – the winners

The West Sussex Care Accolades Ceremony, hosted by West Sussex Partners in Care, held at the Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust in Arundel, saw over 75 people from across the care industry gathered to recognise the excellence in care that takes place across the county. With ten awards presented to a runner up and winner in […]

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What is West Sussex Partners in Care?

West Sussex Partners in Care (WSPiC) is the largest representative body for community care across West Sussex. Providing a unified voice for small, medium and large private, voluntary and not for profit organisations. With three key strategic priorities, this membership organisation is focused on achieving improvements across the care industry. 23% of adult social care […]