News and updates from Norfolk Care Association (NorCA)

News and updates from Norfolk Care Association (NorCA)

Now that Norfolk Care Association is formally established we are beginning to look at how we can fully engage with the sector.  These plans are still developing but in the meantime we know there are many pressing issues that won’t stand still. To that end we have arranged our first meeting of the Joint Consultative Forum (JCF) which will take place on the 31 March 2020.  This is where Norfolk Care Association (NorCA), the new voice for adult social care providers, will meet quarterly with health and social care commissioners.  Agendas will vary so that we can respond to important and urgent priorities but will include:

  • the cost of care;
  • the review and development of strategy, policies and guidance; and
  • the standardisation of systems and procedures.

Going forward these meetings will be preceded by face to face Care Association provider forums so that you can help shape the agenda and to ensure your views are understood and represented.

In the meantime, we have given below the proposed agenda for the JCF meeting on 31 March and would welcome any comments, feedback or suggestions for other items.  Please send them to the NorCA Project Officer, Fiona Denny, at fiona.denny@norfolkcareassociation.org

  • Terms of Reference
  • Update on the role/function of NCC Commissioners following re-structure
  • Update on Integrated Commissioning function
  • Cost of Care – engagement and timescales
  • Quality Improvement matters
  • JCF provider subgroups
  • Strategy Development – consultations and programme oversight
    • Temporary beds strategy
    • Dementia strategy
    • Workforce strategy – Adult Social Care and #WeCareTogether People Plan
  • Home Care – registered nurse links
  • Emerging issues
  • Any Other Business