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Subscribers can ask us anything related to the Adult Social Care industry, from latest government initiatives, to local intelligence and interaction with commissioners  - we will do all we can to help you.

And if we can’t help, we'll put you in touch with someone who can.   Ask SCA we’re here to help.
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Surrey providers meet Paul Burstow Lib Dem MP Sutton

SCA, working with CHD Living hosted a round table meeting at Anchor’s flagship development West Hall on Tuesday 31st March. Providers attending represented the full spectrum of Care, smaller to larger providers) from Housing Support, Domiciliary Care, Live In Care, Care homes, nursing homes, specialist services, and services for people with learning disability. There was a wide discussion around key issues challenging providers across Surrey – recruitment, rising cost, CQC, Care Certificate, innovation, zero hour contracts, top up arrangements and the Care Act and its impact on the market.

Paul Burstow was Chair of the Demos commission and the commission on Home Care and was incredibly knowledgeable about the challenges facing Social Care. There was a very useful exchange of views with lots of ideas for the future.
This was SCA’s first interaction with a Member of Parliament and was especially important in the lead up to the Election. Building on this success SCA will see if we can plan further such round table events with other Surrey candidates.

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Our website is now member only access, if you would like to gain all the benefits from SCA's website join our useful service now!How to join? You can now subscribe to SCA, so you don’t miss anything, contact us at membership@surreycare.org.uk.


"Leading Well" - Management & Leadership Development Programme

To be held at Leatherhead Food Research, Randalls Way, Leatherhead, Surrey, KT22 7RY over the following 4 dates (all delegates must sign up to all 4 dates) Monday 18th May, Tuesday 19th May, Friday 12th June, Thursday 2nd July.

The programme examines core management, leadership and personal effectiveness skills and techniques and will suit managers wishing to either develop or consolidate their knowledge and skills in these areas. The modules are self contained with no additional pre or post module work required of participants. However each module ends with a short participant action planning session and participants and their employers are actively encouraged to make time to share these action plans to maximise benefit in the transfer of learning to the workplace. This will also provide evidence of competence to during CQC inspections. This workshop is aimed at Registered Managers, Deputy Managers, and Senior Staff.

Charges for 4 Part Workshop: SCA Subscriber Fee: £320.00, Non Subscriber Fee: £400.00 For access to your registration form please click here, spaces are limited so make sure you book now!


SCA Spring Conference 2015

Speakers confirmed include:

  • Adrian Hughes, Deputy Chief Inspector: Adult Social Care (South Region and Registration) Care Quality Commission
  • Matthew Parris, Evidence & Insight Manager, Healthwatch Surrey
  • Lindy Barclay, Motivational Speaker, Employee Engagement
  • Burroughs Day - Top ups and service user contracts in light of the Care Act

Don't miss out on the Early Bird Rate

Subscribers: £27.00 early bird offer until 16th April 2015 (£30.00 thereafter)
Non-Subscribers: £36.00 early bird offer until 16th April 2015 (£40.00 thereafter)

Click here for the registration form and further information on the day.


Read the latest SCA Newsletter

The latest SCA newsletter has been published, click here to to get hold of your copy, and please feel free to forward to colleagues by email or print out and pass on.


ALL DATES ARE NOW FULL! Preparing for the changes in Safeguarding with Christine MacLean

The Safeguarding Clauses within the Care Act 2014 will be implemented on 1st April 2015, the changes will represent a major change in the way that safeguarding concerns will be responded to. This seminar will provide a useful template for updating your services and safeguarding procedures in line with the Care Act, and help highlight what the changes mean for the way safeguarding will be handled in adult social care. Please click here for the informative workshop flyer and registration form.

Please note that workshops on Wednesday 22nd, Monday 27th April and Wednesday 6th May are now full, but if you would like your name to be added the waiting list (we plan to arrange a further workshop) please email Charlotte Green. Please click here for the latest registration form.

Last updated: 02/04/15

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Friday 27 March 2015

The press release is out! Please click here to read about this succesful day at Brighton Racecourse. Thank you to all who travelled down to the coast on Thursday 18th March, SCA are looking forward to seeing you all at Showcase 2016!

Tuesday 10 March 2015

Are you a Subscriber to Surrey Care Association? Do you have space on a training course you have commissioned?

SCA would like to assist our Subscribers in filling those valuable spaces, please click here for further information and the registration form. Once SCA has all the details of your training opportunity we will share this in our weekly bulletin.

Friday 13 February 2015

Back by popular demand, a new and updated masterclass from Dr. Gemma Jones, Dementia Care Resource Consultants whose previous workshops for SCA have been hugely popular. A detailed programme will be available on the SCA website and Bulletin shortly, click here for the registration form.

Target Audience  –  Providers, Registered Managers and Team Leaders providing dementia care across the spectrum of social care.

Date: 2nd June 2015
Venue: Lecture Hall 1, Leatherhead Food Research Randalls Way, Leatherhead, KT22 7RY
Time: Registration 9:00am, with the Masterclass commencing at 9.30am until 4.30pm   


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