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CAH Staff
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Adult Social Care
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General Adult Social Care
Event description
IMPORTANT:  To complete your registration for this session we need you to complete the ‘Learning needs summary’ as well as the pre course work outlined in the attached document.  

The meeting will open at 9.00am, so that you can join the meeting in time to check that the technology is working prior to a 9.30am prompt start.

Around 6 weeks after the session you will get the opportunity to reflect on your learning and will be sent a short questionnaire to complete. This is in the same format as the unstructured CPD log for Social Work England. Therefore in reflecting on your learning, you will also have content ready to paste into your CPD log for SWE!

The session will focus on Direct payments and our statutory duty to provide Direct Payments under the Care Act 2014. We will consider the benefits of a direct payment for adults, carers, professionals and the Local Authority as well as the challenges that may be experienced. A direct payment recipient will tell you about how it helps them to live a good life. We will explore the role of the Support Agencies and the logistics of setting up a direct payment. Denise Swain will be available to answer any questions that you have about setting up the finances.

Learning outcomes
By the end of the session delegates will be able to:
· Explain how Direct Payments are in line with the principles and requirements of the Care Act 2014 and can support personalisation and wellbeing outcomes
· Describe what Direct Payments are and how they work in South Gloucestershire
· Identify support available for Direct Payment recipients
· Outline benefits of Direct Payments for a range of stakeholders
· Explain the responsibilities that come with managing a direct payment
· Describe the process for setting up a Direct Payment in South Gloucestershire
· Confidently promote Direct Payments to potential Direct Payments recipients
· Identify actions to promote increased use of Direct Payments

Within 12 weeks of completing the training delegates will be able to:
· Report (e.g. in supervision) how their learning has had a positive impact on professional practice with adults and carers e.g. increased number of conversations with adults/carers about Direct Payments; new requests from adults/carers for a Direct Payment.
Start Date
Thursday 11 November 2021
End Date
Thursday 11 November 2021
Closing Date
Tuesday 9 November 2021
09:30 - 13:00
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Certificate expiry
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