To commemorate 35 years of ARC’s work in England ARC have announced theynare delivering two thought provoking and practically useful conferences, reflecting on changes in social care since the 1980’s and the real challenges of today.
- Neil Eastwood – founder of Sticky People, international speaker and author of Saving Social Care on the recruitment and retention of frontline staff in Social Care. Neil will be facilitating a workshop to give delegates the opportunity to take away practical and innovative ideas to tackle this challenge
- Christine Rose – an international speaker and expert consultant on Active Support. Christine will be presenting on the ethos of Active Support; what it looks like in practice and changing staff behaviour
- Andrew Guy – a Positive Behavioural Support Analyst, he will be exploring behaviours and why organisations should plan and conduct functional analysis
- Robert Tice – a Partner at regional law firm, Flint Bishop Solicitors, and an employment lawyer for over 20 years. Rob will be providing a legal overview including sleep-ins and other issues affecting providers today
- Tony Tobin – representing Arthur J Gallagher and Co, insurers specialising in protecting charities and health care providers. Tony will be discussing the importance of having the appropriate types of insurance to protect organisations, staff and the people you support. Arthur J Gallagher are kind sponsors of the conferences.
More information available here: http://arcuk.org.uk/blog/backtothe80s/
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Access the guidance here:
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