Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 13/11/23

Dear Colleagues

Please see your weekly overview update on behalf of the Director of Adult and Community Wellbeing (DASS) and Director of Public Health (DPH).

Safeguarding Adults Board Communication

Safeguarding Adults Week – 20th-24th November 2023

Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 takes place from Monday 20th-Friday 24th November. It’s an opportunity for organisations to come together to raise awareness of important safeguarding issues. The aim is to highlight key safeguarding issues, start conversations and raise awareness of safeguarding best practice. This year’s focus is on how you can prioritise the welfare and wellbeing of yourself and others, and each day will focus on a different theme.
For more information about this year’s Safeguarding Adults Week, please visit: Safeguarding Adults Week 2023 Key Themes – Safeguarding Yourself and Others – Ann Craft Trust
Alongside the national programme of events and resources, the Wakefield and District Safeguarding Adults Board will be hosting three virtual bitesize sessions on a range of safeguarding themes. The sessions are FREE to attend.

Introduction to Modern Slavery in Wakefield and West Yorkshire – Monday 20th November 2023, 1pm-2:30pm (online):

The session will focus on exploring emerging threats around modern slavery, how to identify if modern slavery has occurred, and how to respond to modern slavery concerns.
To book your FREE space, please visit: Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams

What do people know about adult safeguarding? – Tuesday 21st November 2023, 10am-11am (online):

Join Healthwatch Wakefield and the Wakefield and District Safeguarding Adults Board to find out more about what people in Wakefield know and think about safeguarding adults. This session will provide an update on the results and findings from a public engagement project aimed at measuring the public’s awareness about the Board’s role and safeguarding in general, giving you a unique insight into public views and awareness on this topic, as well as some practical tips and guidance on how to talk about safeguarding with the people you support.
To book your FREE space, please visit: Microsoft Virtual Events Powered by Teams

Trauma informed practice session with Lisa Cherry – Thursday 23rd November 2023, 3pm-5pm (online):

This session will provide a basic introduction to trauma before looking at trauma-informed practice when working with adults. It will also touch upon secondary trauma, which practitioners can experience when working with people who have experienced traumatic events.
To book your free space, please visit: Meeting Registration – Zoom

For more useful information and resources about safeguarding adults, please visit the NLSAB website www.northlincssab.co.uk

New Email Addresses for ProviderManagementTeam & CareProviderFinance

The Provider Management Team have set up a new email account to manage queries relating to payments, therefore to ensure your queries are managed in the most effective way please see the “types” of emails preferred to each of our accounts. This list is not exhaustive, as a guide anything financial should go via our new Care Provider Finance email and other matters/service user-related should be directed via the Provider Management inbox.
  • Queries relating to a service (confirming start dates, end dates, changes etc)
  • Contract Documentation
  • Provider Stop Start Reports
  • Meeting arrangements/apologies etc
  • General queries relating to Care Sector Initiatives – Grants / Incentives / Ideas / Innovation etc
  • Queries relating to provider payments
  • Remittance Advice queries
  • Contract Roll
  • Errors with payments
  • Service increases / annual uprating etc

Many Thanks

Performance Support Officer
Provider Development Team