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Welcome to our first social care digest of 2021. Scroll down for details on tonight's BBC documentary on disability. 

Blogs

An ex-head of commissioning makes no apologies for calling out the limitations of current commissioning practices and why "it can never make us happy".

Find out how Martin Walker's market visit inspired thoughts about personalisation, rights and freedoms.

Covid news

The Department of Health and Social Care has produced guidance on the vaccine rollout to community-based social care workers in JCVI group 2. You can download the accompanying letter  and the leaflets and consent forms for having the Covid-19 vaccine. Further updates on community based care workers from NHS England. 

Please note employed Personal Assistants who support people within any of the JCVI priority groups can be vaccinated, see section 5.22. 

A collection of practices in the areas of care markets, digital technology, person-centred care and more. With evidence of better outcomes, some of these practices will sustain post Covid-19.

Learning Disability England has a large collection of useful information from official sources, members and partners. 

Dates for the diary

Free webinar, where patients, advocates and healthcare professionals will propose their roadmaps to a better death.

The social care future enquiry into social care is led by people with lived experience. They want to hear from you. There are lots of ways to share your views.

The  Future Social Care Coalition are working on three goals -parity of esteem with the NHS, an immediate funding boost and a workforce strategy. If you wish to support them get involved:

Pay Fair for Care - Day of Action,  3 February 12:30-14:00 to build support for a parliamentary petition. Join the event and sign the petition.

Time for a Social Care People Plan Conference, 11 February 14:30-17:00 2021. Join this workforce conference

This webinar will explore the meaning of provider collaboration at scale, and the opportunities and challenges during the next phase of ICS development and in response to Covid-19.

With personalisation core to both social care and the NHS Long Term Plan this four day event will explore latest developments in personalised care.

Funding opportunity

If you employ care & support through a personal budget from social care or health or use your own money, you can apply for training funding from Skills for Care. The application deadline is 28 February 2021.

Tonight on the box

A documentary on disability featuring John Evans, who was a key player in the independent living movement and an advocate for co-production in health and social care. Tune in tonight to BBC 2 at 9pm. 

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