Care & Support West membership gives you access to support services to help you manage your business and meet local authority and national regulator assessment and monitoring needs.
The range of services below represent some of those available to full members.
Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) Checks
We offer an efficient and friendly DBS processing service. This is easy to use, competitively priced and can provide advice and guidance regarding the regulations and process
If you are finding the current climate of local authority cut backs and external cost pressures from suppliers hard and want to explore how best to market your services we are able to spend time with you to help you plan a local marketing strategy, including how best to describe your unique selling points (USPs).
Promoting quality services
Increasingly we are looking to make a range of tools and guidance available to our members to help promote service viability and achieve best practice.
Providing business advice and support
Whether you have a small query or a major concern, membership of Care and Support West provides you with access to the expertise of the Director Board, the Chief Executive Officer and the Development Director. This group has developed a comprehensive understanding of the health and social care sector through running successful businesses for many years. In addition our membership of Care England, the National Skills Academy as well as links with The Local Government Association and Skills for Care enable us to access their support services on your behalf.
Tackling difficult issues
The kind of issues C&SW can help with can include things like:
- Tricky employment situations such as Disciplinary and Appeals processes
- Supervision and Appraisal processes
- Helping to define Competence
- Commissioning authority pressure to reduce costs
- Pressure from wages and hotel costs increases
- Preparation for, or actions following, CQC inspections
- Staff recruitment and retention
- Enhancing staff skills set
- Planning for business development/expansion