Be Part of Shaping the Future of Adult Social Care in Kirklees

Give your views as the joint health and social care workshop, Friday 13th September in Dewsbury

Do you access health care and social care in Kirklees?

Many people need both health care and social care and we know that many people, including carers and family, have to contact both health and care services seperately, In Kirklees this often means contacting Locala through Single Point of Contact (SPoC) and Kirklees Council through Gateway to Care.

Kirklees Council are supporting a programme of research to understand and improve people’s experiences of contacting services about their individual care, support and health needs. We would like people who have had experience of contacting both health and care services, to join us at this workshop where we will explore:

  • What is it like to talk to both organisations separately about the same person?
  • Have you had questions about both your own or a loved one’s health care and social care needs?
  • How customer friendly is the current setup?
  • Could enquiries about health and social care be dealt with differently?

Please join us at the Walsh Building, Dewsbury on Friday 13th September 2019, from 1pm to 2.30pm, for a friendly, informal session to share your insight and experiences. Light refreshments will be provided and travel expenses can be reimbursed.

We can provide assistance to enable you to attend or particpate, if you need it. Please let us know when you book.

Any information you provide will be seen only by the Gateway to Care and Locala team working on this project. We won’t share your details with anyone else.

Thank your for reading and for your interest in shaping the future of social care in Kirklees.

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Third Sector Jobs: Registered Manager for New Adult Social Care Co-operative

Colne Valley

Valley Care Co-operative, Colne Valley

Salary: £35,000 per annum

Closing date for applications is Friday 19th July 2019

The current system of delivering social care isn’t working for service users, staff or the community. But the power of co-operation can make things better.

Valley Care is seeking to recruit a Registered Manager to develop and lead a new community based, domiciliary adult social care co-operative, within the Colne Valley area of Kirklees. We need an energetic, well organised, social care professional who wants to put their strong ethical and co-operative values into practice. The successful candidate will set up systems and policies to secure CQC registration and manage the service delivery.

The right candidate will have NVQ Level 5 in Leadership and Management (or equivalent) and at least 2 years’ experience of managing a “good” rated domiciliary care service.

For more details and an application pack please contact Elizabeth Hendry via valleycarecooperative@gmail.com