Partner Communications

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ESS Utility Consultants

| Click here to view the website here | Contact: Calum Mangan - calum.mangan@essutility.co.uk - 01342 835 123

About ESS Utility Consultants

The electricity, gas, water and waste refuse disposal markets are all now open to competition. ESS ensure that suppliers compete for your business as intended by deregulation by tendering widely to the market.


Our commercial partners, ESS Utility will provide confidence that costs are being monitored and kept to a minimum by delivering the following services:

 

 

  • Bill validation
  • Intelligent procurement
  • Smart metering to identify wasted consumption
  • Assistance with compliance issues
  • Energy efficiency initiatives
  • A dedicated account manager available during office hours

Updates:

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Towergate Insurance

| Click to view the website here | Contact: Simon Shaw - 07483 930205 |

About Towergate Insurance

Care homes come in many shapes and cater for different service users. So, if you care for the elderly or adults, with learning difficulties, mental health, dementia, or simply offer retirement homes, domiciliary care, or supported living, we can provide specific insurance cover for your business.

 

  • Care Specific Cover
  • Flexible Liability Cover
  • HR Solutions

Updates:

9th April 2020: Towergate Covid-19 Hub - Click here to read more

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Nurseline Healthcare

| Click to view the website here | Contact: Rebecca Eames - rebecca.eames@nurselinehealthcare.com - 0845 894 2264 |

About Nurseline Healthcare

We are here to help. If you are facing your own crisis with staffing during these very challenging and uncertain times, we can help by providing:

  • Consistency and Continuity – We will allocate the same team of support workers to your sites. With the support of a dedicated Relationship Manager, we will work hard to provide you with the same familiar faces while limiting the movement of people between sites, meaning a lower risk of cross-infection.
  • Seamless Integration – We will ensure you get the right professionals at the right time, who will integrate quickly and seamlessly into existing teams and environments.
  • Quality Support Workers – Our support workers are up to date with the latest best practice and understand the intricacies of caring for service users with a range of complex care needs.

Updates:

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Sekoia

| Click to view the website here | Contact: Rachel Jarvis - rja@sekoia.uk - 07747 718933 |

About Sekoia

We have been working on supporting our customers with updates to Sekoia's functionality.

Updates:

30th April 2020: Help battle the Coronavirus: Grants and Features - Click here to view a copy of this email now

Useful resources + Information - Click here to browse content

26th March 2020: Sekoia joins the work to support the front line fight on COVID-19 - Health Measurements - Click here to view this page

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Person Centred Software

| Click to view the website here | Contact: Anthony Duhig, Head of Sales + Marketing - hello@personcentredsoftware.com - 01483 357657 |

About Person Centred Software

Person Centred Software are opening up their Relatives Gateway platform to all UK care homes FREE of charge to help you maintain communication with families during these unprecedented times, visit www.personcentredsoftware.com/covid19response

Updates:

21st April 2020: Care sector offered free dedicated video calling to connect residents and families - Find out more

27th March 2020: Coronavirus Free Relatives Gateway - Find out more

23rd March 2020: Lockdown lifeline to keep relatives connected offered to all UK Care Homes - Find out more

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Spectrum Consortium

| Click to view the website here | Contact: Jackie Spooner - jackie@spectrumconsortium.co.uk - 020 8605 0546 |

About Spectrum Consortium

We can support support care homes in ensuring regular supplies of food, dairy and care products from our national suppliers from whom we have assurances. We are also in the process of finalising a proposal with Brake (our national food suppliers) for delivery of supplies to staff at care homes.

Updates:

8th April: Full Face Visors Available: - Click here to download this document. Case size is 100, cost is £200 + vat, no minimum or maximum order. Please ONLY contact Iain Stott to place your order on Iain.stott@careshop.co.uk mentioning Spectrum membership.

1st April 2020: Face Masks Available from one of our Partners, Spectrum Consortium - Read the communication here

30th March 2020: uCheck regarding the Fast Track update - Click here to download a copy of this communication

24th March 2020: COVID - 19 -Re Clinical Waste should you have a suspected or confirmed case - Click here to read this document

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Royds Withy King

| Click to view the website here | Click here to view the Coronavirus Hub | Contact: James Sage - james.sage@roydswithyking.com - 07508 297597 |

About Royds Withy King

We advise all types of care organisations including nursing and residential homes, hospices, homecare agencies, and supported living and extra care services. We act for both small operators and larger organisations. We know that one size doesn’t fit all and tailor our approach accordingly.

Updates:

27th April 2020: The new MCA and DoLS guidance: what care providers need to know during the coronavirus pandemic - Click here to read more

27th April 2020: Latest Bulletin on CJRS - Click here to view this online

23rd April 2020: Job Retention Scheme: essential update for care providers - Click here to read more
1st April 2020: Guidance on Job Retention Scheme Leaves Key Question's Unanswered - Click here to read more
Guidance for Employees on Furloughed workers - Click here to read more
Check if you can claim for your employees' wages through the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Click here to read more
Check if your employer can use the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme - Click here to read more
26th March 2020: Government has now published the Coronavirus Bill and it is now making its way through Parliament - Click here to read more
18th March 2020: Coronavirus Bill and your care business - Click here to read more

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Morris Lane

| Click to view the website here | Contact: Malcolm Baker - malcolm.baker@morrislane.co.uk - 01202 715950 |

About Morris Lane

We are extremely well placed to assist in maximising the profitability and value of your care sector business. We work with you all the way from acquisition to disposal, covering all aspects of business advice, tax planning and accountancy services. The latest advice we have sent out to our clients regarding Coronavirus, and SSP if staff go off sick.

 

Updates:

30th March 2020: Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme FAQ's - Click here to download this document

20th March 2020: Information for Domiciliary Care Providers affected Financially by COVID-19 - Click here to download this document

20th March 2020: Important information for individuals who may be financially impacted by COVID-19 - Click here to download this document

20th March 2020: Information for Care Home Operators affected financially by COVID-19 - Click here to download this document

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Citation

| Click to view the website here | Contact: Cameron Broome - cameronbroome@citation.co.uk - 0345 844 1111 |

About Citation

The steady spread of the coronavirus pandemic across the world, and into the UK, presents one of the biggest obstacles business owners and employers have ever had to face. We understand that, during this time of fast-moving, daily change, you will naturally have many questions on how best to protect your business and your people.Our HR and Health & Safety experts have been following the government updates in the fight against COVID-19, and they’ve been creating a variety of content to keep you updated with the latest information as soon as we have it and are working to translate this into meaningful action for your business.

 

Updates:

July 2020: Join Citation's bitesized webinar for SCA members for 9 July at 10 AM, lasting 30 mins.

To join now, please click here. 

 

10th June 2020: 

12th May 2020: Your complete Back to Business Toolkit - Free guides and resources - Click here to download your free guide

5th May 2020: Free Guide on Facemasks and RPE in the workplace - Click here to download your free guide

4th May 2020: Tomorrow's Webinar - Free Webinar on managing change through COVID-19 and beyond - Click here to Register your place

29th April 2020: Social Distancing in the workplace - Click here to download this document

29th April 2020: Citation update and free guide on social distancing - Click here to download a copy of this communication

29th April 2020: webinar date is Tuesday 5 May from 12 PM to 2 PM. This is the link members will need to register: http://tiny.cc/RCG. The webinar will provide an update on the latest COVID-19 guidance and immediate questions/challenges, covering topics such as regulatory and legal responsibilities, risk assessments, furlough, pay, communication with staff, holidays and more.

27th April 2020: How care providers can recruit and retain the very best staff - Click here to download this content

14th April 2020: Recording of COVID-19 and the Good Work Plan - Click here to view this recording

8th April 2020: How furlough impacts Bank Holidays and annual leave - Click here to download this document

6th April 2020: The Good Work Plan changes effect today - Click here to download this document

30th March 2020: COVID:19 - Financial Support for small and medium sized businesses - Click here to download this document

30th March 2020: April 6th - Employment Law Changes - The Good Work Plan - Click here to download this document

26th March 2020: Financial Support for small and medium sized businesses - Click here to download this document

25th March 2020: UPDATED: A guide to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furloughed workers - Click here to download this document

24th March 2020: A guide to the Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme and furloughed workers - Click here to download this document

20th March 2020: COVID-19 A guide to temporary homeworking for businesses - Click here to download this guide

19th March 2020: Coronavirus Business Toolkit - Click here to download this content

11th March 2020: COVID-19 Q&A - Download this booklet now

5th March 2020: Guidance on Coronavirus - Your questions answered - Click here to download

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Wightman & Parrish

| Click to view website here| Contact: Joseph Butters, Client Manager - joseph.butters@w-p.co.uk | 01323 445022 |

About Wightman & Parrish

Welcome to Wightman & Parrish, a family-owned distribution business based in the heart of East Sussex, specialising in hygiene and healthcare products. As a leading UK distributor we supply over 4000 customers in the Healthcare, Education, Leisure, Manufacturing, Food & Beverage and Retail markets. With many years’ experience in these areas our highly trained and dedicated sales team can offer the added benefit of knowledge and expertise.

Updates:

10th March 2020: We have been notified that the following supplies are available for SCA members through our partner: "The vast majority of our PPE & healthcare supplies are still available. We have limited stock of the following; (Alcohol gel, Surface wipes and Soap) However, we are still accepting pre-orders and sending once in stock. " - "If any of the care homes would be regularly ordering from Wightman & Parrish, I would recommend to fill in the attached ‘New Account Form’ and send back. Prices for products will also be reduced when opening an account".

 

Please contact Joseph Butters.

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