Liverpool Social Care Partnership

Liverpool Social Care Partnership (LSCP) was formed in 2001. Since its inception, it has developed into a sound, focused consortium, comprising organisations from the social care sector. The Partnership is viewed as a valuable means of drawing together providers to share information, networks and promote best practice.
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Hi Everybody.

If you have applied, or wish to apply for Workforce Development Funding (WDF), please read the following information regarding eligibility.

This year, Skills for Care have tightened the requirements for funding, and are clamping down on paperwork. Any paperwork that does not meet the specified standard will be rejected, no funding will be awarded.

For more information please visit

National Minimum Data Set (NMDS) completion is a requirement for WDF.

If you completed NMDS during last year’s TSI funding (2010/11):

If you have completed your NMDS to receive funding for last year’s TSI funding (2010/11) and your NMDS completion was recognised between 1-4-10 and 31-3-11 then your ‘COMPLETE’ NMDS status will remain valid until 30-9-11. You may submit claims up to this date. Claims must be completed and submitted to Skills for Care before this date. Because of the amount of administration required, any submissions based on a 2010/11 NMDS COMPLETE will need to be submitted to Liverpool Social Care Partnership before 17:00PM 1-9-11. Any claims submitted after this date will not be accepted. Please continue to read the rest of this email as there are other requirements for consideration.

If you have completed your NMDS to receive funding for last year’s TSI funding (2010/11) and your NMDS completion was recognised after 1-4-11 then your ‘COMPLETE’ NMDS status will remain valid for the entire funding year (11/12). Please continue to read the rest of this email as there are other requirements for consideration.

If you have not yet completed your NMDS and have received confirmation of its completion, you must do so before you can claim for any funding.

What is required for NMDS completion to claim for WDF Funding 2011/12:

An establishment must fully complete and update an NMDS organisational record. The establishment must fully complete individual worker records for a minimum of 90% of its total workforce (this includes staff who are not care-providing).

An NMDS-SC number (also known as F-Number) is required for a claim to be successful. If you do not know your NMDS-SC number, you can ring the NMDS-SC Helpline on 0845 873 0129.

Partnership Forms

A 2011/12 Partnership form is required to claim for WDF, older Partnership Forms will not be accepted. If any information is missing or incorrect on a Partnership form, you claim will not be accepted. Electronically completed Partnership Forms are preferred, if any information is illegible then your claim may be delayed, which may ultimately result in your claim not being processed.

The address your NMDS-SC Number is registered to must correspond to the address listed on your Partnership Form. You can only provide one NMDS-SC Number per partnership form, if your organisation has multiple establishments, then multiple Partnership Forms must be completed. We are unable to accept one Partnership Form for head office to cover multiple establishments, each with its own NMDS-SC number which corresponds to the correct address.

You can send in your claims to your Lead Partner (Liverpool Social Care Partnership) using the details at the bottom of this email. Submissions can be sent at any time leading up to the closing date, please note that towards the end of the funding year, LSCP and Skills for Care receive extreme amounts of ‘last minute’ claims, we will try to process all claims, however due to the increased load there is a likelihood that your claim may not be processed. It is your responsibility to ensure that claims are submitted in a timely manner to prevent claims being rejected.

Towards the end of the contract we tend to receive lots of claims, sometimes more than we can fulfil. In these circumstances we use a computer program to calculate the fair allocation of units. Your organisations ability to submit claims in a timely manner, size of organisation, previous claims (including previous funding years) and document quality will be taken into consideration.

More Information

We will continue to provide information regarding Workforce Development fund as it is received. If you have any questions regarding the information above, you can contact us on the number below. We have not yet published information on how to complete a claim and what evidence is required, please do not contact us regarding such information.


John Callaghan
Liverpool Social Care Partnership

5 De Havilland Drive,
Estuary Business Park,
Speke, Liverpool
L24 8RN


A.C.E. (ACTIVE COMMUNITY ENTERPRISE) is an award-winning 

community-based support agency for adults with learning disabilities

Set up by 2 Support Workers who were frustrated by the lack of opportunities available for people with learning disabilities and the high cost of support, we offer the best value for money support service for a fully-structured programme of  leisure, social and work activities . 

Our leisure programme includes cycling on a range of specially-adapted bicycles, visits to places of interest and a walking/rambling club. 

Social activities include the A.C.E. Movie Monday Club, Fridays at Woolton Cinema and 4 discos each week, set-up and run by A.C.E. which are attended by hundreds of people from across the region.

Our assisted work placements, voluntary and paid, include helping to run the A.C.E. Movie Club, Cinema and  4 discos each week.  We also have a paid gardening & landscaping round, leaflet posting round and an allotment plot with a massive walk-in polytunnel.  Some of our service users  are involved in a drama group and we also occasionally assist local animal charities.

We offer employment and training to all our support agency clients and encourage them to develop friendships, their social status, enhance feelings of self-worth, become healthier in both mind and body and to give them the opportunity  to help in the community. Our  clients   are supported in small groups of 1 Support Worker to 3 clients. Each group will consist of clients according to age group, interests and preferences and we encourage people to develop friendships and to work as a team.

Clients are collected from their residence by  a member of our highly experienced, hand-picked  staff in one of our A.C.E. Vehicles and are supported throughout the day before being driven home again. We charge only £10 per hour fully inclusive for our service, making us the best value for money  day service  there is.  We  do  not  charge  for  mileage, equipment or staff expenses. We also own a holiday home and provide respite/carer breaks or family breaks for our clients.

All  our  staff  are  Enhanced  C. R. B / I S A / P.O.V.A. Approved and are bound by a full range of A.C.E. policies and procedures. Staff are trained Cycle Leaders, First Aiders and also hold a Food Hygiene Certificate.  All venues are wheelchair accessible and fully risk assessed and we hold Public & Employee Liability Insurance.

The service provided by A.C.E. has not only won a recent award but is described as a groundbreaking  agency  providing a best value, fully-structured week of community-based activities.  

Monday Mornings from 11.00am : Movie  Mondays @ May Duncan’s, Heyworth St., Everton Brow :   Come in, chill out, get a cooked breakfast and watch a film on the big screen.  There is  also a Wii Console, pool table & dartboard.   £1 each entrance fee
Monday Afternoons 1.30pm – 3.00pm : Cycling at Walton Hall Park, Liverpool

Cycling session on a range of bikes adapted for people with disabilities.  Free - book ahead
Monday Evenings from 6.00pm - 9.00pm : Envi Nightclub, Fleet St, off Concert Sq, L’pool City Centre :  Top Nightclub with club music & lighting, live music, food and bar.  Entrance fee £2 – carers are free
Tuesdays from 11.00am - 3.00pm : The Lime Kiln, Concert Sq, Liverpool City Centre

Disco, quiz, bar –Very popular and established event.  Only £2 per person entrance fee
 Thursdays 11.30am – 3.00pm : St Philip & St David’s Hall, Molyneux Rd, Off Sheil Rd, Kensington, L7  :  Disco, bingo, quiz , hot meals , refreshments. Very popular event, only £1 per person entrance fee
 Thursday Evenings from 6.00pm - 9.00pm : Beat Bar, Victoria Rd, Widnes Town Centre  :  Disco, bingo, quiz, bar.  Popular event, only £1 per person entrance fee
 Fridays from 11.00am : A.C.E. @ The Movies!  Woolton Cinema, Liverpool

 Showing a top new film every week in a warm, safe environment.  Snacks, refreshments.
 £3 entrance fee (
carers pay only £1)

 We also run a Friday walking club - please call for details

For further details about our support agency and open events, contact

Ste Percival 07904 403338 or Steve Reed 07931 270656 / Office 0151 290 1441

Look for ‘Active Community Enterprise‘ on
Full details about A.C.E. and photos can be found on our website:

Check out our new Partnership Information Bulletin to see the NICE Dementia Quality Standard.

The dates for the next Partnership meeting is:

Thursday 1st September 2011
10AM until 12PM.

Venue is to be confirmed.
If you are interested in offering your venue for a Partnership Meeting, please contact

Minutes of the June meeting can be downloaded here (PDF)

Posted on behalf of HomeInstead Senior Care:

"As you may be aware, Home Instead Senior Care (Liverpool Central & North) recently organised and produced a world first

‘Over 55’s Flashmob’ which was an astounding success, attracting 200 participants and a crowd of several hundred spectators to Liverpool One shopping centre. Nowhere else will you see this many seniors having so much spontaneous fun!

Our aim was to challenge the stereotypical image of people over 55 in our society. Zest for life and having fun is not reserved for the younger generation and together we were able to make a song and dance about it.


It is now uploaded to our You Tube channel and is available for all to view. Please click below to watch it now.”

Liverpool City Council are asking for Providers to complete a quick online survey about the current changes that are taking place regarding the eligibility criteria for adult social care. If you are interested in helping to develop the consultation please visit:

We are happy to announce lots of new training sessions available in the next couple of months, including some night time courses, these are:

There have been some recent changes to the Age of Retirement and the procedures of retirement, further information is available through our Partnership Information Bulletin.

The minutes from the March Partnership Meeting can now be downloaded here.

We have an Equality and Diversity for Managers coming up, this course was designed with the CQC in mind, and is aimed at managers looking to learn about E&D in the workplace, specifically tailored for our sector. There are a very limited number of spaces available left on the course, so it will be first come first serve I’m afraid.

 You can download the flyer here, and as always you can book via email through

Person Centred Planning is a way of helping people to think about what they want now and in the future. It is about supporting people to plan their lives, work towards their goals and get the right support. It is a collection of tools and approaches based upon a set of shared values that can be used to plan with a person - not for them. Planning should build the person’s circle of support and involve all the people who are important in that person’s life.

Person Centred Planning is built on the values of inclusion and looks at what support a person needs to be included and involved in their community. Person centred approaches offer an alternative to traditional types of planning which are based upon the medical model of disability and which are set up to assess need, allocate services and make decisions for people.

We are holding a full-day training session on March 30th, by the end of which, candidates should have:
• Gained first-hand experience of planning
• Practiced the different planning roles in a safe environment
• Gained and developed new and different skills in Person Centred Approaches

You can download the flyer for this course here

For further information please contact either myself or John on 0151 427 7044.

Thanks to everybody who attended the partnership meeting in March, and apologies for those who couldn’t make it because of the date not being updated on the website. Due to popular request you can now download the meeting slides here:

Induction Public Health.pdf
LCC Budget.pdf
Provider Consultation Feb 2011v1.pdf

Minutes of the meeting will be available shortly

"The dignity toolkit will make a profound difference to hundreds of lives in Liverpool.

It marks the final stage on a journey which has been a textbook example of organisations and people in Liverpool working together.

With pressures on the public sector, the toolkit’s development has shown what can be achieved by wanting to make a valuable commitment to our service users and by sharing knowledge.

This will be the key to the toolkit’s success - understanding what it means to us and to the people of Liverpool, whether they are connected to our services now or in the future.

Thank you everyone for your dedication to this work – this is a very important achievement.”

The Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) was created to help safeguard children and vulnerable adults, following the Bichard Inquiry and was designed to check the records of those who wanted to work with vulnerable groups.

In its “Programme for Government”, the Coalition committed to reviewing the Vetting and Barring Scheme (VBS) to scale it back to common sense levels.

In order to meet this commitment the review has:

  • considered the fundamental principles and objectives behind the vetting and barring regime, including:
  • evaluated the scope of the scheme’s coverage,  most appropriate function, role and structures of any relevant safeguarding bodies and appropriate governance
  • Made recommendations taking into account how to raise awareness and understanding of risk and responsibility for safeguarding in society more generally

The review report has now been published and can be viewed on the Home Office website

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You can now download the slides from our recent CQC Workshop off our website, here.