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CQC issues notification regarding Allied Healthcare

If you are funding care yourself and are currently using Allied Healthcare and would like assistance or advice finding a new care provider please let SIGNAL know.

 

Andrea Sutcliffe CBE, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission (CQC), said:

"Allied Healthcare announced its intention to apply for a Company Voluntary Arrangement (CVA) in April this year to restructure its debts.

“Through CQC’s Market Oversight function, we have been closely monitoring the situation and assessing the future viability of the company’s plans to determine whether continuity of care can be maintained for people who are receiving home care services from this provider.

“Allied Healthcare has been able to confirm funding until 30 November 2018. However, we have not received adequate assurance that the company has, or will have, the ongoing funding or new investment necessary to ensure the business can operate beyond this date. We have encouraged Allied Healthcare to provide us with a realistic financially backed plan to support the future sustainability of the business, and given them every opportunity to do so, but they have failed to provide adequate assurance regarding future funding.

“It is now CQC’s legal duty to notify those local authorities where Allied Healthcare is contracted to deliver home care services, that we consider there to be a credible risk of service disruption. We are doing this now to give local authorities as much time as possible to plan for maintaining continuity of care for people relying upon services from this provider, should this be required. Local authorities have a statutory duty to ensure continuity of care for everyone using an adult social care service in the event that it ceases to operate.

“On Monday 5 November, we wrote directly to all 84 local authorities affected to advise them of this situation.

“I understand this is a very unsettling time for everyone who uses Allied Healthcare’s services, their families and loved ones, and staff. We will continue to work closely with Allied Healthcare and all of our partners – the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), the Local Government Association (LGA), the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS) and NHS England (NHSE) so they can inform the organisations responsible for commissioning people’s care – to make sure appropriate action is being taken in the interests of people’s continuity of care if this proves necessary. It is of course possible that the company is able to avoid service disruption, and if that is the case, we will revise our position accordingly.”

70's Social Event

Carers are invited to an evening of live music, disco and a 70’s inspired buffet – feel free to dress up! 

The event is being held on Friday 30th November 2018, 7.30pm to 11.00pm at Windsor Racecourse.

Please RSVP by 7th November 2018.

For more information please click here.

Developing an Ageing Well Strategy for RBWM 2019 to 2023

The Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead Ageing Well Strategy will outline how organisations across the Borough will work together to help you live healthy, active and happy lives for as long as possible; and, if you need more help, how they will ensure they work together to support your needs.

Deadline for responses – 25th November 2018

They are asking anyone who might be interested, including professionals and older people, to complete this questionnaire so we have your thoughts and ideas at this early stage.

Age Concern Windsor - Sunday Lunch Club

This is a Sunday Lunch club for anyone over 55 and is open from 10:30-14:00.

There will be an activity, morning refreshments, a three course Sunday Roast dinner and plenty of time to meet new people.

Cost is £10 per person and family members are welcome with their over 55 member.

Booking is essential and no later than 7 days before the event.

Transport for those within Windsor can be provided on request for £5 each way.

For more information please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 01753 860685.

The Autism Group - New Free Parent Toolkit Dates and TAG at Home Visit Service

The Autism Group - Free parent training toolkits

These are open to parents whose son or daughter either has a diagnosis, or is awaiting an autism assessment and live in East Berkshire.

To book, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Places are offered on a first come basis. Booking is essential!

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Mon 15th October 2018 - Young Children and Autism. Practical tips and ideas. Suitable for parents and carers of children up to the age of around 7.

Time: 10am to 12 noon, At: Burnham Park Hall Windsor Lane Burnham SL1 7HR

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Wed 31st October 2018 - Understanding Behaviour - Making Sense of Sensory Differences. Suitable for parents and carers of children of primary or secondary school age.

Time: 10am to 12 noon, at: Braywick Heath Nurseries 41 Braywick Road Maidenhead SL6 1DX (Next to Toby Carvery)

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Tues 6th November 2018 - Managing Emotions. Suitable for parents and carers of children of primary or secondary school age.

Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm, at: Bracknell Open Learning Centre Rectory Lane Bracknell RG12 7GR

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Wed 14th November 2018 - Girls on the spectrum – missed and misunderstood. Suitable for parents and carers of girls of primary or secondary school age.

Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm, at: Burnham Park Hall Windsor Lane Burnham SL1 7HR

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Wed 5th December 2018 Adolescence. Suitable for parents and carers of young people aged ten upwards.

Time: 6.30 to 8.30pm, at: Braywick Heath Nurseries 41 Braywick Road Maidenhead SL6 1DX (Next to Toby Carvery)

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Further sessions will be available after the Christmas break and these will be advertised soon on our website https://www.theautismgroup.org.uk/ and social media https://www.facebook.com/theautismgroup/ .

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The Autism Group @ Home Service

This free service offers 1:1 support to parents and carers of individuals up to the age of 25 who are either on the ASD diagnostic pathway awaiting assessment or who already have a diagnosis (new or a while ago). It aims to buid parental knowledge, skills and confidence to support a family member. See flyer for more information.

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