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Please see below for the latest news and information relevant to the health and social care provider market.

May 2021: Nurses Day Event

Please find the international nurses day flyer for our event on the 11 May at 18.30 for a short celebration event.

I am delighted that we will hear from some of our nurses in our ICP and have the opportunity to celebrate together.

Join us on Nurses' Day Eve to recognise and celebrate the fantastic contribution nurses continue to make across the Nottingham City ICP, please see the flyer for access to the event.

April 2021: Finding the right candidates made easy

Take advantage of the increase in interested people searching for social care jobs. By posting your jobs for free on DWP ‘Find A Job’ you can be sure they’ll be seen by an enormous pool of high-quality candidates with the right values. Posting your jobs is simple and quick to do. Just remember to use the term ‘social care’ in your job descriptions to make sure they’ll be seen on the campaign website. Download the PDF guide for help uploading your jobs, or visit everydayisdifferent.com/recruit for expert advice, handy tips and simple templates to use in your local recruitment activity

March 2021: EU Settlement Scheme

Since the UK left the EU on 31st December 2020, regulations allowing for the Freedom of Movement no longer apply. EU/EEA and Swiss citizens in the UK must apply to the EU Settlement Scheme for Indefinite Leave to Remain in order to continue to live and work in the UK and to access healthcare and social security benefits. Depending on the length of time an EU national can evidence they have lived in the UK will determine whether Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status is awarded. 

Whilst the scheme has received over 5 million applications, there are concerns that some vulnerable groups are under-represented in those applications. Those thought to be at risk of failing to make applications in time are; the elderly or those who have lived in the UK for a very long time, those who lack/have failing mental capacity, those in care settings, young people, looked after children, those suffering Domestic Violence, those already holding permanent residence documents etc. 

We are asking all care and support providers to attempt to identify any potential EU nationals within their care and determine if an application to the EU Settlement scheme needs to be made. There is a need to act quickly as the deadline for applying is 30th June 2021. 

Information, help and specialist immigration advice can be sought from Nottingham law Centre who have been funded by the Home Office to support vulnerable groups.

The application is very simple, details can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/settled-status-eu-citizens-families/eligibility

March 2021: Fee Proposals for 2021-22 - Slides From Provider Event

Following the fee proposals event for commissioned adult social care providers, please find the slides from the event.

Feb 2021: New National Recruitment Campaign Launched

National recruitment campaign briefing: working together to build a sustainable workforce

The next phase of the Department of Health and Social Care’s (DHSC) national adult social care recruitment campaign has now launched. The campaign is designed to inspire people with the right values and attitude to consider a career in care. The campaign will highlight the rewarding, varied and flexible roles available across the sector, as well as show people that all you need to start are the right qualities, as there’s training for everything else. It’s supported by the website: www.everydayisdifferent.com.  Please see the Recruitment Campaign Briefing document for details on how you can use the campaign for your own recruitment activities.

For ideas and opportunities to learn from others and share your recruitment solutions: 

https://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/Recruitment-retention/COVID-19/Sharing-recruitment-solutions.aspx

Jan 2021: Latest Advice about COVID-19 for Care Providers

ASKLiON regularly updates information on COVID-19 for care providers, including the latest info on vaccinations, testing and specific information for care homes, home care organisations and day centres etc. We also provide some public facing information for Nottingham City residents, please see the links below:

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