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Building Community Capacity Practitioner network - 6 September, London
The Building Community Capacity (BCC) network is open to all those concerned to support  strong and inclusive communities.  Recognising the critical role that communities play in securing better outcomes for health and wellbeing, the BCC network brings together a cross section of people from across the sector whether that’s as a commissioner, provider, academic; as a CEO, a person who accesses care and support or a front line practitioner; as a GP , a Social Worker or Community Development Worker.

Our next event will include speakers from NHS England, Local Government Association and the What Works Centre for Wellbeing.  We will hear from colleagues who are transforming care and support and  building community by  delivering innovative and community rooted support.   Only a few places are still available for the 6th September.

Book Building Community Capacity Practitioners Network event
Self-directed Support – Past, Present and Future - 20 September, London
Jointly organised by TLAP and the London Self-Directed Support Forum, delegates will hear from expert speakers from academia, NHS and the voluntary and statutory sector about self-directed support.

Book for Self-directed Support event
Constructive Conversations – Adult Social Care – 16 October, Birmingham
A fragile care market and the challenges in social care means that it has never been more important to have constructive conversations across the sector between providers, commissioners and people who use services.

The event hosted by LGA, TLAP and others will have a particular focus on care homes with and without nursing or other housing with care.

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Borrow a dog- making connecting central to commissioning
In Alex Fox and Clive Millers 11th how-to guide for creating an asset-based area,  they look at ways to combat the toxic effects of social isolation with some commissioning tips that can help open up community activities to all.

Read Clive and Alex's how-to guide for creating an asset-based area -part 11
Innovations in health and social care
Dance to Health
Dance to health, is a dance based falls prevention programme. Combining evidence based physiotherapy with the creativity and energy of dance, the programme is significantly increasing people’s strength and balance, is social, creative, financially sustainable, and fun!  Reducing the number of falls in the UK population has the knock on effect of cutting the cost to the NHS, which currently stands at £2.3 billion per annum.

Dance to Health innovation
See the directory of innovations and submit your own
LGA Green Paper Consultation – deadline 26 Oct
The LGA has prepared its own green paper on social care and is encouraging people and community groups to take part in its major national consultation into how to pay for adult social care and support. Take part in the consultation

LGA Green Paper consultation
NHS England consultation on ICP contracts– deadline 26 Oct
Ending the fragmented way in which care is provided is important for improving services for patients. Integrated Care Providers is one option that the NHS is working on. They are running a consultation on the contracting arrangements which will underpin integration between services.

NHS consultation on ICP contracts
Partner news
Publication of NICE guideline on decision making and mental capacity
The NICE guideline on decision making and mental capacity will now publish on 03/10/18.

NHS Alliance becomes a Community Interest Company
Members of NHS Alliance voted to become a CIC and will be appointing a new Chair. Their initial  focus will be working on their Learning Programme on what makes people well and how to practice Health Creation.  

Read more here
Policy Advisor opportunity at TLAP – part time -27 August
We have an excellent opportunity for a policy advisor to provide strategic leadership and day-to-day delivery of our Care Markets and Quality workstream as well as supporting delivery across other policy areas as required. 

The ideal candidate will have in depth experience of the care and support sector, preferably with experience of commissioning and market development.

Policy Advisor job description
Data Analyst & Intelligence Officer - Housing LIN – 7 Sept
The Housing LIN is looking for an analytical, thorough and enthusiastic person to join its team. This is a great opportunity for someone who is interested in undertaking data collection, data analysis and research and wants to develop their career in a highly respected Network.

Apply for the post at Housing LIN
Department of Health announcment
Social prescribing funds for 23 sites
The Department of Health and Social Care have announced the social prescribing schemes which will receive funding from the Health and Wellbeing Fund: 2018 – find out where they are.

Social prescribing schemes
Benefits of co-production and self-advocacy
Two members of TLAP’s National Co-production Advisory Group have set up their own self-advocacy group in the Wirral with friends and are encouraging others to do the same. Vicky and Jenny say,  “Self Advocacy groups are disappearing up and down the country and if people’s voices are taken away they don’t have a say and nothing can be made real!  We work hard to try to make personalisation real for? everyone”.

Read Jenny & Vicky's blog
Jargon Buster
The Care Provider Alliance is our latest partner embed the Care and Support Jargon Buster on their website. Congratulations!

This gives their web users the ability to look up the most common jargon terms in health and social care alongside Plain English definitions.

TLAP is committed to busting jargon. Will you do the same?  Add the widget to your organisation’s website. Or you can submit jargon that needs busting. .

Care and Support Jargon Buster
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