Working with partners means that we can direct specific queries to experienced industry professionals.
Our partners also contribute to the Forum, should you need any specific help it’s likely one of our Partners will be able to help - just ask!
Affinity Training is a friendly training company based in the south of England with experience of delivering a wide range of training courses.
They offer in-house and open training services to both the private and public sectors and are proud of their first hand knowledge of the care industry.
In addition to traditional classroom courses, Affinity also provide exceptional eLearning programmes and Blended Approaches, all designed specifically to give the candidate and their employer the best training options available.
the CQC registration experts.
With senior experience of working for the regulator and as health and social care providers, the team has expertise in all sectors; social care, primary care, independent healthcare and NHS Trusts.
They have a track record of supporting providers to challenge the regulator or respond to compliance action, to improve quality and to secure registration.
SJ Care Consultancy - Supporting Health and Social Care Providers to improve their Businesses to achieve the Excellence Standard. The goal is to help you or your clients achieve the best quality of life possible. SJCC understand that one solution does not fit every situation, and so take the time to listen and learn about each client's needs and preferences.
This enables them to tailor a care or development programme that meeting their clients specific needs. They assist in ensuring you meet and beat compliance standards, to ensure you retain or improve your standing with both the CQC and local community.
eLearning For You
Born from a frustration of the Directors of the sister company Affinity Training in that, no matter how hard they looked, they couldn’t find elearning packages to reflect the high quality of their specialist training courses.
Using the old adage “if you want a thing done well, do it yourself” - they did.
eLearning For You recognise that people learn in different ways and at different speeds and have designed their elite eLearning courses to reflect this.
360 Social Care Consultancy
The mission is to become the leading niche supplier of social care consultancy, independent social work and practice educator services in the Eastern Region, especially Essex, Suffolk and Cambridgeshire.
Sue Smith, Managing Director, is proud to be a Dignity Champion and is committed to developing the company in line with the Dignity in Care Agenda.
360 Social Care Consultancy work with those requiring the advice and support of an independent Social Worker in small to medium sized Adult Social Care Providers.
Bridget Harrison has extensive senior management experience within healthcare.
She is a qualified nurse who was responsible in her previous role for quality of service delivery, regulation and CQC compliance across an independent healthcare organisation that covered the whole of the UK, including Scotland and Northern Ireland.
She ensured the company complied with required standards set by regulators, including the National Care Standards, CSCI and latterly CQC. She now works as an independent consultant, advising a wide variety of providers on registration and ongoing compliance and has skills and experience working with NHS, not for profit and the commercial sectors.
RCS Care Consultancy Ltd
offers a range of consultancy services including CQC registration, regulation & inspection / compliance, social care service development and social work.
With over 25 years experience in social work and social care regulation we offer a range of staff training and development opportuinities, as well as service development and transformation.
Positive About Care is an online fortnightly Monday morning e-newsletter for those who work in the care sector.
We celebrate the successes and good news of the care sector, and rather than simply moan, we take the time to learn from its mistakes.
Our focus is to review a number of current care industry news stories, and share them through a positive lens along with downloadable learning tools. Our news review is supported by our website, which is updated with all of our current news stories, learning tools and event listings.
If you would like to receive our free e-newsletter, sign up via our website homepage.
To talk to us about how to promote your products and services to 12,000 care sector contacts contact:
DB Systems are a consultancy company that specialises in writing policies, procedures and other documentation for the Care Sector.
DB Systems was formed by a highly experienced Quality Assurance professional, who has worked in the Care Sector for the past 10 years.
We provide tailor made documentation designed to fully meet your requirements.
We work within all areas of the United Kingdom and are experts with the care regulations of all four countries.
Whether you are an established or new Care Service, our service is provided with the aim of ensuring that all aspects of the Care Regulations and Standards are exceeded.
GR Consultancy help raise and maintain standards in your service
- Personal and friendly support
- Straight-forward help to make sense of red tape
- Innovative ideas and bespoke solutions
- Over 20 years of experience in the Care Industry
The team is able to offer a customised service which will be tailored to meet individual needs. They are professional with extensive social care experience, and a real understanding of how care organisations need to operate on a day-to-day basis to be successful.
The aim is to:
• Provide the support you need to comply with the Care Quality Commission requirements
• Use the team specialists to offer a fully comprehensive service
• Help you to make achievable and realistic changes to your organisation
• Provide proprietors and managers with professional support to help turn your business around
• Help make businesses more successful and therefore the lives of service users more fulfilled.
Penn are business development consultants specialising in the field of Health and Social Care.
With over 15 years experience in the health and social care sectors and many years in public and private industry, Penn now concentrate their efforts around Greater London and Southern England and under national and other regional contracts as required.
Contracts over the last 2 years have included the management of over £1,000,000 of funds to support training and development in social care.
Penn have considerable expertise in the funding of major projects working with a wide range of private and voluntary sector employers, amongst them the NHS, Learning and Skills Councils, Local Authorities and the new Sector Skills Council, Skills for Care and Development.
We are an approved supplier to Skills for Care and Development and offer confidential advice on business sales, purchases and maximising value, Training needs analyses and staff development, and Strategic plans for success.
St Thomas Training provides specialist training and consultancy services to the staff of health and social care organisations such as residential care and nursing homes, day centres, domiciliary care agencies, hospitals and social work teams.
Clients usually work with elderly people, people with mental health needs, people with drug, alcohol or homelessness issues, or people with learning or physical disabilities.
St Thomas cover many different topics, but specialise in Mental Capacity Act, Mental Health Act, Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards and Safeguarding Adults.
Training sessions can be run over half- or whole-days
Focus and Progress offer a range of training courses for the dental industry.
Also offer Consultancy Work including:
> Practice development and forward planning.
> Practice inspection guidance
> Personal development plans (GDC - All dental professionals should have one in place).
> Staff & practice solutions & training advice
> Mentoring & coaching for management
> Staff & practice enhancement.
> Dental nurse training advice.
Fusion by Zest Care Systems is an easy to operate internet based Management Software Solution developed for specific use in the Care Sector.
Fusion enables providers to meet their needs by managing systems, processes and care with transparency, best practice and high standards.
From single to multi home, data and analysis will keep you in real time control of your employee and service user records including time management, multi contract invoicing, budgets and occupancy.
With low upfront cost and a monthly licensing fee managing your care administration has never been easier.
David Finney Associates offer high quality, affordable training and consultancy for providers of social care services in relation to CQC compliance. We have an excellent track record with training providers, registered managers and staff groups at a local and national level.
The aim is to increase providers' understanding of the inspection process and help them to apply CQC outcomes to their services, so that they are better equipped to quality assure their services and more confident in relating to CQC.
Bespoke training and consultancy meets the needs of a wide range of social care services.
David Finney has 33 years’ experience in social care. He was Head of Inspection in North Somerset before becoming a senior manager in both NCSC and CSCI. Therefore, David is able to address issues at a corporate, strategic level as well in relation to individual home or domiciliary care services.
David has wide experience of training and consultancy across the full range of social care services: but can also offer unique expertise in relation to providers of addiction treatment services, as former policy lead for the sector in CSCI.
David Finney Associates are based in Bristol, but are able to deliver training and consultancy services nationally.
Wendy Cowell, the proprietor of QCH Consulting, has been a Registered Nurse since 1997 and worked throughout her career in health and social care, specialising in care of older people.
Her experience of working within the Care Quality Commission framework enables her to provide comprehensive support in achieving and sustaining CQC compliance.
Wendy established QCH Consulting to support independent care home providers to deliver high quality, profitable care for residents by working in partnership with independent providers to achieve compliance, and sustainability through forward thinking quality monitoring and service delivery.
QCH Consulting offer our services at very reasonable and competitive rates as we recognise that our professional assistance can be requested at times of financial pressure within your service and therefore tailor a package of support to meet your specific needs.
Ashcroft have a full understanding of, and insight into CQC registration, variation, compliance, advocating, evidence, Provider Compliance Assessment and Review, understanding inspection & QRP (Quality Risk Profile), action planning for compliance and inspection recovery at any level.
Their experience of working with many individual leaders, managers and staff at all levels to drive quality systems and process improvement throughout organisations to deliver quality outcomes, audits and preparation for compliance has given them a unique understanding of the regulations and their implications and requirements, both present and future.
Ashcroft Quality Solutions is well placed to offer advice, support and hands on consultancy with all the aspects of quality delivery and systems throughout your own organisation, or as a last resort, emergency remedial action if you’ve failed an inspection.
Acer Care Consultancy provides expert advice, support and assistance to health and social care providers to help them maintain and improve standards in line with the CQC regulatory outcomes. Acer Care Consultancy helps care homes to deliver a high standard of care by conducting in depth audits and analysis, developing quality improvement plans and carrying out management development work.
“Maggie White is passionate that those who are looked after in the Social Care Sector receive the best possible care. She believes all should be treated with Dignity and Respect regardless of the situation they are in”.
Maggie White Mobile: 0777 196 2222
The Athena Programme is an award-winning company specialising in training and consultancy for the safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults.
As leaders in this field, we offer a complete range of services that brings changes in practice and promotes culturally-safe organisations. We have a sound reputation.
Working with us will enable you to:
· Establish quality policies and procedures
· Create a solid foundation for good practice which can be applied directly to meet your own operational requirements
· Experience fun in our training sessions
· Have peace of mind – we bring leading edge experience, independent advice and practical solutions
We offer a complete range of training and consultancy services for the safeguarding of children, young people and vulnerable adults.
All this comes with our promise of professionalism, dynamic and experiential learning methods, creative thinking and a commitment to promoting transparency and best practice.
Services cover strategic planning through to ensuring your staff are clear, confident and comfortable in their safeguarding roles and responsibilities. We work with statutory, voluntary and private enterprises in diverse sectors (from construction to charities, cultural institutions to care homes) and of course, on a multi-agency basis.
Whether you require basic child protection training; an understanding of factors contributing to abuse; or, a comprehensive company-wide audit and quality assurance review - you can rely on Athena.
Our approach brings significant change in organisations, professional practitioners and volunteers alike – the consequence is culturally-safer places and behaviours.
Established in 2000, JS Consultants (JSC), based in Wolverhampton, provides consultancy and training support to organisations to address
specific regulatory and workforce development requirements, specialising in the Health and Social Care Sector. They have built a reputation for the quality of work and endeavour to work closely with all clients to diagnose problems, appraise needs and translate these into practical, cost-effective and lasting solutions.
In the West Midlands Skills for Care / Learning and Skills Council “Made to Measure Awards”, recognition of achievement ceremony for health and social care stakeholders, JSC won the category “Training provider who has demonstrated effective partnership working with health and social care employers”.
T Chauhan Consultancy Limited uses its breadth of knowledge and expertise in the healthcare sector to assess the needs of your organisation.
Advising and offering solutions to your business’s problems and challenges, we help you to identify and achieve your goals, and introduce efficient processes and practices, whilst forging a long-term relationship based on trust, understanding, and results.
Towergate Patrick has over 30 years’ experience providing insurance exclusively for the care sector.
Our specialist care insurance is designed to protect your business from risk with bespoke, flexible, value-for-money cover. We will work with you to thoroughly evaluate your needs and plan cover around the unique requirements of your business so that it is fit for purpose.
Towergate has access to the widest range of insurance products and services in the UK, backed by a panel of insurers. This means you benefit directly from our in-house administrators and underwriters, a wide range of cover and an in-house claims service in the event something goes wrong.
AJS Training Solutions Ltd is a Private Training Provider established to put Quality staff and Quality Management Systems into the Health and Social Care sector.
Courses include QCF diplomas for Health and Social Care Levels 2,3, Leadership and Management Level 5 and Team Leading level 2, 3, 5. AJS also deliver all mandatory training including coverage of specialist areas.
Contact us for information on how to meet the Free Government Diploma’s Eligibility Criteria. Call us NOW! Tel:0741 400 6055 or 075229 62348, visit www.ajstrainingsolutions.co.uk or email Info@ajstrainingsolutions.co.uk
360 Forward have developed a standard framework making Care Homes happier places to work, live and visit, and provide Consultancy and diagnostic services for quality improvements and practice developments.
360 Cloud is a diagnostic management assessment tool for health & social care providers:
• Defines excellence in person-centred care
• Transforms culture in your health & social care organisation
• Demonstrates improvement for Service Users, Relatives & Staff
• Increases profitability & efficiency
• All in a single cloud-based application from only £65+vat per month
Rise above the rest, go beyond compliance…
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