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Nottingham City Council have an accreditation process for homecare providers who wish to supply services to the Council.
To be eligible for the accredited list a homecare organisation must:
- Have a local base within 15 miles of Nottingham City.
- Be CQC registered.
- Have already received a visit from the CQC.
- Have a CQC rating above inadequate.
Please visit www.eastmidstenders.org and register to view and apply for the opportunity and other opportunities that may be available.
Alternatively go straight to the Accreditation application page on the East Midlands Tenders Web Portal. You will need to click ‘Login and Register an interest in this opportunity’ to be able to proceed. If you haven’t already registered your organisation on the system, you will need to do so first by clicking the link as indicated.
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Care Provider; use of Flame-Retardant Bedding Pack for Occupier.
Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service have provided the occupier 2 x Bedding packs and a flame retardant throw due to them smoking in bed. This is a high-risk activity. NFRS have advised about the danger of smoking in bed and the danger of a fire developing because of this. NFRS have therefore supplied your client with a set of flame-retardant bedding in the hope that this will reduce the risk of the bedding catching fire.
Flame Retardant Bedding Sets
During a recent safe and Well visit carried out by Nottinghamshire Fire and Rescue Service (NFRS), concerns were raised regarding smoking practises within the property, in particular the practice of resident’s smoking whilst in bed. NFRS has strongly advised against this behaviour as this is considered a high-risk activity. As an initial control measure to help reduce the risk of fire caused by this activity, NFRS has supplied either two sets of flame-retardant bedding or one set of bedding and one linen pack dependent on the circumstances. Further bedding sets, if/when required (see below), must be purchased by the employer, occupier, or owner of the premises or those responsible for their care.
Linen Pack, Pillowcase and Duvet Set Washing Instructions
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The bedding supplied by NFRS meets British Safety standards BS7175/Source 5
Please note that the flame retardancy of this bedding set will last for approximately 50 washes (Based on washing at 71 degrees for infection control), at which point, to maintain its effectiveness, NFRS recommend that they be replaced.
NFRS recommend that a record should be kept of how open the bedding is washed to predict when replacements are required and to continue to manage the risk posed by fire in these circumstances. Wherever possible, it is recommended that the practice of smoking in bed should not be permitted.
NFRS would like to take this opportunity to highlight the following:
It is the duty of the responsible person to ensure that measures are taken to reduce the risk of fire on the premises and to make a suitable and sufficient assessment of the risks to which relevant persons are exposed. The responsible person must, in premises to which the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order applies, identify, and take such general fire precautions as are needed to comply with the Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005. If in doubt about your role or your regulatory duties please seek expert advice.
NFRS advises the following:
• This bedding should be always used whilst the practise of smoking in bed continues.
• The use of flame-retardant sleep wear should be considered as an additional safety precaution.
• The risk of being injured by fire through smoking in bed is increased if an airflow mattress and/or emollient creams are being used.
• If the household requires care and support then those responsible for the care must ensure a suitable risk assessment is in place and reviewed regularly.
•If you require further information or guidance, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
The following suppliers are stockists of bedding sets:
Vision Support Services *
Contact: 0845 194 8664 or www.visionsupportservices.com/shop
Thomas Kneale * Contact: 0161 274 4464 or www.thomaskneale.co.uk
* When purchasing additional bedding, please ensure that it meets the required safety standards for the circumstances of the occupier.
The free Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) service helps providers to manage their teams and provides crucial intelligence to key decision makers such as Government, DHSC, CQC and local authorities. ASC-WDS provides access to funding for training, safe and free management of staff and training records and the ability to benchmark your workplace against similar providers. Users will also gain special offers and discounts from Skills for Care and some endorsed training providers.
Both care homes and homecare are mandated to update the Capacity Tracker every month. Care homes and homecare providers will be required to update their data by 11pm on the 14th day of each month – or the next working day when the 14th is on a weekend or public holiday. Data must be no more than a week out of date i.e. it must be correct to no further back than the 8th of each month.
If you need any assistance updating, please contact the Capacity Tracker Team.
Phone: 0191 691 3729 (Mon-Fri 8am-5pm)
All providers should register their services on the ASKLiON website.
ASKLiON is Nottingham City’s health, social care and community directory supported by Nottingham City Council and the CCG.
To register on ASKLiON please visit the ‘create a free account’ page and register. Once registered please go to ‘manage your listings’ and then to ‘create a new directory record’. From there you can create, own and edit your record/s and keep them up to date with any future changes. When you press save this will submit any information to ASKLiON for approval. Please feel free to add all services and events that are under your management.
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The campaign includes short YouTube videos with useful top tips. There's also a series of short webinars filled with useful advice. Materials are accessible so that they can be shared with everyone.