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Please read – Attempted break in

17 May 2019

Please be aware that there was an attempted break in at a care home in Torbay last night (early hours of 16.05.19).  The attempt involved 4 persons trying to force entry into the building via the front entrance which was ultimately unsuccessful due to the security of the building and the front door.  A car […]

Categories: Accommodation, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Prevention
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PEN conference 14th May 2019 – a few places available

25 April 2019

The next Provider Engagement Network conference has the title: “Serving everyone: meeting diverse needs in changing times” and will be an opportunity for providers of adult social care to maximise business opportunities, celebrate success and share good practice based on the lived experiences of people from a wide range of backgrounds. The event will be […]

Categories: Accommodation, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Prevention

Invacare Robin Hoist Motor – Emergency Stop Function

24 April 2019

Please read the following User Guide regarding the Emergency Stop / Lowering Function on the Invacare Robin Hoist Motor. These are delivered to clients from the Devon Independent Living Integrated Service (DILIS).  

Categories: Accommodation, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Prevention
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PEN Reference Group representatives 2019/2020 – ELECTION

24 April 2019

The Provider Engagement Network  (PEN) Reference Group is made up of elected provider representatives. The group meets once a month to work together on new ideas, reviewing changes in strategies and policies, solving problems and sharing intelligence. For more information please go to  the Terms of Reference. The PEN representatives are elected for one year. […]

Categories: Accommodation, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Prevention

Consistency and relationships between CQC and providers – focus groups – 3rd May 2-3pm

16 April 2019

Consistency and relationships between CQC and providers – focus groups About the focus groups We are running a series of online focus groups with providers of care to support our work on understanding what good interactions between providers and inspectors look like. To do this we started by holding focus groups with Inspectors to explore […]

Categories: Accommodation, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Prevention

Leadership Development Programmes – free workshops

15 April 2019

Following a successful pilot programme, Devon County Council have commissioned four more Leadership Development Programmes! The programme of ten workshops is designed to support the development of managers and providers of adult social care services, who have day-to-day operational responsibilities for their service. The FREE workshops will be delivered across Devon, from June 2019 to […]

Categories: Accommodation, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Prevention

Instructions to Ensure Safe Hoisting Of Service Users and Safe Use Of Gantry Hoists

11 April 2019

Always ensure that when using any hoist to transfer a service user, the hoist straps and lifting motor are in a position vertically above the service user, using slide sheets or bed to reposition them prior to lifting/lowering. If the hoist straps and motor are not positioned vertically above the service user, it will cause […]

Categories: Accommodation, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Prevention

Selling, buying, transferring your business

11 April 2019

Selling your care business, buying a care business from another provider.
What do you need to do to ensure a smooth transition of your commissioned business?

Categories: Accommodation, Community (regulated), Community (unregulated), Prevention

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