Weekly Communication – Week Commencing 29/05/2023

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)

Good Practice Forum 7th June 2023 2-4pm at Health Place Brigg

Following on from the success of the first Good Practice Forum in May, the next Forum is planned for the 7th June 2023 2-4pm at Health Place Brigg.

Please find the Terms of Reference and the Care Home Survey Feedback along with the agenda for the meeting.

It would be lovely to see as many of you as possible in person, however if this would be difficult there will be the option to join via Microsoft teams.

Kind Regards

Hazel Moore

Head of Nursing

Learning Disability and Autism Health & Wellbeing Check – 13/06/23

On Tuesday the 13th of June 2023, our community health and wellbeing teams, along with our valued partners, will be hosting a special event at the Pods in Scunthorpe. This event is specifically designed for individuals with Learning Disabilities and/or Autism, as well as their carers.

We are excited to offer a day filled with free information, advice, and engaging activities. Our primary goal is to provide individuals with a learning disability the chance to participate in health and wellbeing activities while also showcasing the wonderful community services available to them.

Moreover, this event presents an invaluable opportunity for our teams to listen to and understand the challenges they face when it comes to accessing health and wellbeing activities and the annual LD health check. As part of the day, we will be sharing insights into the annual learning disability health check.

We kindly request your support in spreading the word about this event to your contacts and anyone who might benefit from attending. By increasing awareness and engagement, we can ensure that this important event reaches as many individuals as possible.

Thank you for your assistance, and we eagerly look forward to welcoming residents and those who support individuals with a learning disability or autism on this special day.

Please contact harry.palmer@northlincs.gov.uk if you will be attending.

NHS Capacity Tracker Updates

Polite Reminder

Please can you ensure occupancy and vacancy information are updated on a frequent basis on the NHS Capacity Tracker.

Safeguarding Adults Board Communication

Show your support by saying ‘I CARE…’ – Carers Week 5th – 11th June 2023

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges unpaid carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK. It also helps people who don’t think of themselves as having caring responsibilities to identify as carers, and access much needed support.

For more information about this year’s Carers Week including events and resources, please visit: Home | Carers Week

There are circumstances in which a carer may be involved in a situation that may require a safeguarding response:

  • A carer may witness or speak up about abuse or neglect.
  • A carer may experience intentional or unintentional harm from the adult they are trying to support, or from professionals and organisations they are in contact with.
  • A carer may unintentionally or intentionally harm or neglect the adult they support on their own, or with others.
    NLSAB co – produced a video with our local unpaid carers, who tell their stories and share useful tips on how unpaid carers should be supported.

To access the video, please visit: SAB Unpaid carers and safeguarding video – YouTube

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Support is available for people living with dementia, their family and carers

Families living with dementia can now receive information, help and support from a new service which brings everything they need under one roof, for the first time.

Dementia Direct is run by local charity The Carers’ Support Service, which has been commissioned by North Lincolnshire Council and Humber and North Yorkshire Integrated Care Board (ICB) to deliver a whole host of support for residents, including:

  • Information and advice,
  • Emotional support,
  • Counselling,
  • Befriending,
  • Training and wellbeing activities,
  • Support from peers.

Dementia Direct is open to anyone who has concerns about their memory, their family and carers, and people do not need a diagnosis to access support from the service. It provides specialist support designed to provide an understanding of dementia, focusses on wellbeing and living well.

For more information about the new service, please visit: Support is available for people living with dementia, their family and carers – North Lincolnshire Council (northlincs.gov.uk)

You can contact Dementia Direct on 01652 650585 – Monday to Thursday 8am to 8pm, Friday 8am to 6pm and weekends 10am to 4pm, or by visiting: Dementia Direct – Carers Support Service (carerssupportcentre.com)

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Modern slavery helpline calls at record high – Unseen’s helpline annual assessment 2022

Unseen’s modern slavery and exploitation helpline had its busiest year ever in 2022, reporting more than 7,300 calls for help and significant increases in reports of forced labour, domestic servitude and sexual exploitation.

The figures for 2022 reveal:

  • A potential 6,516 victims of modern slavery indicated – an increase of 116% compared to 2021.
  • A total of 7,315 calls from victims, the public and professionals working in organisations such as the NHS, local government and businesses – an increase of 16%.
  • 1,046 cases of labour exploitation reported – an increase of 134%.
  • 479 cases of sexual exploitation, where people are forced into sex work – an increase of 66%.
  • 114 cases of domestic servitude, where people are forced to work as servants in a home – an increase of 75%.
  • A huge increase in potential victims in the care sector – 708 reported in 2022 (1,024% increase on 2021).

Potential victims from 99 countries, with Romania being the most common, followed by India, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Albania, China and the UK.
To find out more information about the 2022 figures, please access Unseen’s full annual statement here: Unseen-Modern-Slavery-Exploitation-Helpline-Annual-Assessment-2022-FINAL.pdf (unseenuk.org)

About the helpline:

Unseen’s modern slavery and exploitation helpline is free, runs 24/7 and is totally confidential. As well as supporting victims themselves, the helpline advises police officers, NHS workers, local government employees and businesses about what to do if they suspect an instance of modern slavery. The Helpline also encourages members of the public to get in touch if they are worried about anything they’ve seen.

If you need help or are concerned about anything you’ve seen, call the helpline, any time of day or night, on 08000 121 700.

For more information about the helpline and to access other resources, please visit: Home – Unseen (unseenuk.org)

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Your safeguarding journey – new feedback feature added to NLSAB website

NLSAB have recently created three safeguarding adults journey feedback forms, which are now available on our website. This new feature will allow us to evaluate our safeguarding adults arrangements and adapt in a timely manner.

The three forms are:

If for any reason the person who wants to submit their feedback is unable to do so online, they can contact us by email: SafeguardingAdultsBoard@northlincs.gov.uk or via telephone: 01724 297088 and further arrangements will be made to support the person to submit their feedback.

For more information about the feedback forms, please visit: North Lincs SAB | News and Resources – North Lincs SAB or alternatively contact the Board directly via email: SafeguardingAdultsBoard@northlincs.gov.uk or via telephone: 01724 297088.

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NLSAB 7 – minute briefing – Forensic examinations

NLSAB have recently published a new 7 – minute briefing titled ‘forensic examinations.’

This 7 – minute briefing provides information on the pilot of a forensic exanimation of adults service across North Lincolnshire safeguarding partnership.

You will also find information and advice on non – accidental injuries (NAI), and how to make a referral to this service.

To access the 7 – minute briefing on forensic examinations, please visit: 7-Minute-Briefing-Forensic-Examinations-FINAL.pdf (northlincssab.co.uk)

Humberside Fire and Rescue Service – Partner training afternoon

The second annual drop – in training afternoon is taking place on Tuesday 4th July 2023 1:00pm – 4:00pm, at Scunthorpe fire station on Laneham Street.

The drop – in training afternoon aims to provide an opportunity for our partner agencies to enhance their skills, knowledge, understanding of fire safety and how to keep the people we care for safe. It will be an interactive session where participants can engage with our experts, ask questions and gain valuable insights into our latest initiatives.

We understand that your busy schedule might not allow a full afternoon, so the training sessions have been tailored to last around 30 minutes. Refreshments and fun activities have also been planned.

For more information about the HFRS annual partner training afternoon, please refer to the leaflet attached.

Alternatively, you can email nlincscommsafety@humbersidefire.gov.uk

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

Please disseminate widely across your organisation.

Domestic Abuse Partnership Board Communication

UK Says No More – Responding to domestic abuse

UK Says No More is a national campaign to raise awareness to end domestic abuse and sexual violence across the UK. The campaign provides open – source tools and resources for individuals and organisations to take action and get involved in making a difference.

It can be difficult to know how best to respond when someone confides in you and tells you that they feel unsafe in their relationship, and that they are experiencing domestic abuse. For guidance on how to respond to disclosure of domestic abuse, please visit: Responding to Domestic Abuse – UK SAYS NO MORE

UK Says No More have also published a number of useful resources, including:

WEPROTECT app – Safeguarding domestic abuse victims across the Humber

Humberside Police have teamed up with the Domestic Abuse Alliance to roll out the free WEPROTECT app, which accelerates access to civil legal assistance and protection for victims of domestic abuse.

WEPROTECT is an instant victim referral app, which has already been rolled out by police forces and specialist support service providers in Cambridgeshire, Hertfordshire, Cumbria, Sussex and Bedfordshire. It is now accessible to all of Humberside’s frontline officers.

Once a referral is made, the victim will be given a dedicated domestic abuse advisor who, working alongside any criminal proceedings, will be able to put safeguarding measures in place including civil injunctions such as non – molestation orders and occupation orders, as well as offering legal advice.

For more information about the WEPROTECT app, please visit: Safeguarding domestic abuse victims across the Humber | Humberside Police

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Your safeguarding journey – new feedback feature added to NLSAB website

NLSAB have recently created three safeguarding adults journey feedback forms, which are now available on our website. This new feature will allow us to evaluate our safeguarding adults arrangements and adapt in a timely manner.

The three forms are:

If for any reason the person who wants to submit their feedback is unable to do so online, they can contact us by email: SafeguardingAdultsBoard@northlincs.gov.uk or via telephone: 01724 297088, and further arrangements will be made to support the person to submit their feedback.

For more information about the feedback forms, please visit: North Lincs SAB | News and Resources – North Lincs SAB or alternatively contact the Board directly via email: SafeguardingAdultsBoard@northlincs.gov.uk or via telephone: 01724 297088.

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Humberside Fire and Rescue Service – Partner training afternoon

The second annual drop – in training afternoon is taking place on Tuesday 4th July 2023 1:00pm – 4:00pm, at Scunthorpe fire station on Laneham Street.

The drop – in training afternoon aims to provide an opportunity for our partner agencies to enhance their skills, knowledge, understanding of fire safety and how to keep the people we care for safe. It will be an interactive session where participants can engage with our experts, ask questions, and gain valuable insights into our latest initiatives.

We understand that your busy schedule might not allow a full afternoon, so the training sessions have been tailored to last around 30 minutes. Refreshments and fun activities have also been planned.

For more information about the HFRS annual partner training afternoon, please refer to the leaflet attached.

Alternatively, you can email nlincscommsafety@humbersidefire.gov.uk

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Economic abuse and the impact for victims / survivors and their children – FREE online event

This online training is aimed at all practitioners, and it will take place via MS Teams.

There are three dates still available:

  • Wednesday 5th July 2023 – 09:30am – 12:45pm
  • Wednesday 20th September 2023 – 09:30am – 12:45pm
  • Friday 24th November 2023 – 09:30am – 12:45pm

During the event you will hear from Rachel Williams who has a lived experience of domestic abuse and Jayne Mercer who will talk about destitute domestic violence concession (DDV). You will also learn about rights and routes for migrant workers and watch a performance by the Certain Curtain Theatre Company, titled ‘Life sentence.’

To book your place on one of the training events, please visit: Economic Abuse and the Impact for Victims / Survivors and their Children Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite

If you require further information about this learning event, please email da-partnershipboard@northlincs.gov.uk

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

Please disseminate widely across your organisation.

Many Thanks

Performance Support Officer
Provider Development Team