Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership Annual Report for 2018/2019


Annual Reports do you find them boring, complicated and very uninteresting, what if you found an Annual Reort in a video format.

You say you have never seen a report in this format, for they are never produced, except in the written form.

Well now, this is not so, for the Sheffield Adult Safeguarding Partnership have produced their Annual Report for 2018/2019 in a video format.

The full video is approximately is 60 minutes in length.

However, a short introduction has also been produced which is approximately 4 and a half minutes in length, which can be viewed below

Like what you see and wishing to hear and see more, then the full video can be viewed below

Unfortunately, we have currently, not been able to include the promised BSL format in the full length video, but this may be available by contacting

Practice Development DoLS & Safeguarding Team

Little West Wing

Floor 10

Moorfoot Building

Sheffield

S1 4PL

Tel No. : 0114 2957183

email : mca@sheffield.gov.uk

We do hope that you enjoyed viewing the videos and that you may now have more interest in Annual Reports

Woman’s anger as Sheffield Council repairs ‘wreck’ home – The Star


A Sheffield woman has expressed her anger after workmen employed by Sheffield City Council left her home ‘completely wrecked’.

Amanda Marsh, 43, said despite asking the council last November to replace her worn out door frames, she is still waiting for them to be fitted correctly.

Source: Woman’s anger as Sheffield Council repairs ‘wreck’ home – The Star

‘Improved quality and fairness’ for integrated night care – The Star


Sheffield Clinical Commissioning Group have commented on a decision to scrap two night care services, combine resources and reduce the number of rounds.

The current services are separated by the Night Time Visiting Service, run by Sheffield City Council, and the Roaming Nights Care, operated by SCCG.

Both provide support during the night with pressure care, personal care and toileting, with two care workers travelling together to visit people across the city.

The plans would see both of these close and resources combined for a joint Care at Night service, run by both the council and SCCG.
Council officers said the change will save money and make the service more efficient.

Mandy Philbin, chief nurse at NHS SCCG, said: “NHS Sheffield CCG has been able to agree in principle to combine the night visiting services. We believe that by working with Sheffield City Council we can improve the quality and fairness of this service for these patients by using the Sheffield pound more wisely.

 

Source: ‘Improved quality and fairness’ for integrated night care – The Star

Crowdfund launched for tree protesters court costs – The Star


Sheffield Tree Action Group have launched a crowdfunding project to raise money for the costs of campaigners going to court over tree felling.

So far they have raised nearly £2,500 in four days.

The campaigners were demonstrating against the felling of thousands of trees across the city which comes under a controversial 25-year contract with PFI contractor Amey.

Chris Rust, who set up the project, said their target is £29,000 and any extra money raised will be spent on planting trees.

 

Source: Crowdfund launched for tree protesters court costs – The Star

Review of autism home abuse condemns out-of-area commissioning failings : Community Care


A review into the abuse of adults with autism at a home in Somerset run by the National Autistic Society (NAS) has called for an overhaul of the monitoring of out-of-area care placements.

Mendip House, which closed in October 2016 following a highly critical inspection, was part of an NAS ‘campus’ home to adults with severe autism placed by 30 local authorities and clinical commissioning groups from across the UK.

The review by the Somerset Safeguarding Adults Board (SSAB) said Somerset County Council (SCC) “had to invest in an expensive and labour-intensive enquiry because of the lack of rigor and failures of judgement of commissioning professionals”.

“Had the National Autistic Society addressed long standing concerns and the commissioners undertaken essential reviewing and monitoring, the workload of SCC and the Enquiry Team would not have been as extensive,” it added.

The review criticised the failure of the Care Quality Commission (CQC) to identify problems at the home earlier through its inspections.

It drew comparisons between Mendip House and Winterbourne View, the private hospital near Bristol where BBC Panorama exposed abuse of people with autism and learning disabilities.

It said: “There were over 30 different placement authorities across Somerset Court and although concerns were raised with SCC’s safeguarding team about other Somerset Court dwellings on at least four occasions between 2014-2016, not one identified concerns about Mendip House. Five years after the scandal of Winterbourne View Hospital this is remarkable.”

 

Source : Review of autism home abuse condemns out-of-area commissioning failings : Community Care

Council boss in Capita care cuts storm admits one in five had support reduced | DisabledGo News and Blog


A council leader has admitted that one in five of the disabled people whose care packages were reassessed by the discredited outsourcing company Capita have had their support cut. Simon Letts, the Labour leader of Southampton City Council (SCC), also admitted that none of the 90 service-users whose direct payments packages have been reassessed by Capita have seen their support increased. Letts was forced to speak out as activists from Disabled People Against Cuts (DPAC) and their allies protested outside his council’s offices after a Disability News Service (DNS) story revealed how freelance social workers were offered an “extra incentive scheme” by a Capita manager last September if they increased the “savings” they achieved by cutting people’s support. Although that email offer was later withdrawn – the council and Capita insist it was never approved – another leaked Capita email passed to DNS showed how the council continued to pressure the company to cut care packages. The second

Source: Council boss in Capita care cuts storm admits one in five had support reduced | DisabledGo News and Blog