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Newyddion da diweddar i gwmnïau cydweithredol bach yng Nghymru!

Bydd newidiadau i reoliadau* gofal cartref yn caniatáu i fwy o gwmnïau cydweithredol ymddangos. Bydd hyn o ddiddordeb arbennig i bobl sy'n cyflogi eu Cynorthwywyr Personol eu hunain drwy ddefnyddio Taliadau Uniongyrchol neu ddulliau eraill. Dyma'r hyn sy'n bosibl bellach:

1. Gall teuluoedd, gofalwyr a phobl sy'n cyflogi eu gofalwyr personol eu hunain bellach uno i ffurfio cwmni cydweithredol. Gall cynorthwywyr personol bellach gael eu cyflogi gan y cwmni cydweithredol a chynorthwyo aelodau'r cwmni cydweithredol. Ni all y cwmnïau cydweithredol hyn ddarparu gofal a chymorth i fwy na phedwar o bobl. Cyn y newidiadau diweddar i reoliadau, byddai'r math hwn o gwmni cydweithredol bach wedi gorfod wynebu'r un lefel o reoleiddio â sefydliad gofal cartref mawr.

2. Gall Cynorthwywyr Personol bellach ddod at ei gilydd i ffurfio cwmni cydweithredol er mwyn cefnogi ei gilydd ac i hysbysebu eu gwasanaethau i deuluoedd a dinasyddion. Ni fydd y trefniant hwn yn cael ei reoleiddio.

Beth arall sydd angen i chi ei wybod…

Beth yw'r gwahaniaeth rhwng cwmni cydweithredol a busnesau preifat sy'n cynnig gwasanaethau gofal a chymorth?

Mae cwmni cydweithredol yn eiddo i'w aelodau, pobl sy'n derbyn gwasanaethau gofal a chymorth, eu teuluoedd, eu ffrindiau a phobl sy'n gweithio fel Cynorthwywyr Personol, a nhw sy'n ei reoli.

Mewn cwmni cydweithredol, mae'r bobl sy'n derbyn gofal a chymorth yn berchen ar y sefydliad ac mae ganddynt reolaeth drosto, ac maent yn chwarae rhan lawn mewn penderfyniadau strategol a hirdymor. Mae pobl yn parhau i reoli eu gwasanaethau, gan gynllunio pecynnau cymorth yn seiliedig ar eu gofynion personol eu hunain.

Ym mha ffordd y bydd cwmni cydweithredol o fudd i mi?

Mae cwmnïau cydweithredol yn cynnig manteision i bob aelod – dyma’r hyn y gallwch ei ddisgwyl:

  • Mwy o gyfleoedd i gwrdd â phobl eraill sy'n aelodau o gwmni cydweithredol er mwyn rhannu gwasanaethau cymorth, cymdeithasu a threfnu gweithgareddau gyda'ch gilydd.
  • Cyfuno Taliadau Uniongyrchol ac adnoddau eraill i brynu cymorth gan Gynorthwywyr Personol ac i rannu gweithgareddau cymdeithasol.
  • Gall cymryd rhan mewn cwmni cydweithredol eich helpu i gyflawni eu lles unigol drwy gynyddu eu hannibyniaeth, gan roi cyfleodd newydd ar gyfer dysgu, ehangu eu rhwydweithiau cymdeithasol, chwarae mwy o ran yn eu cymuned a chael y cyfle i helpu eraill.
  • Cynllunio ar gyfer eich trefniadau gofal a chymorth yn yr hirdymor er mwyn iddo barhau yn y dyfodol.

Ar gyfer Cynorthwywyr Personol a gyflogir gan y cwmni cydweithredol:

  • Bydd bod yn aelod o gwmni cydweithredol yn ei gwneud yn haws i Gynorthwywyr Personol gynnig eu gwasanaethau i nifer o wahanol bobl sydd hefyd yn aelodau o'r cwmni cydweithredol. Mae hyn y caniatáu mwy o hyblygrwydd ac hefyd yn ei gwneud yn haws i bobl sy'n aelodau ddod o hyd i gymorth Cynorthwyydd Personol.

Ar gyfer aelodau o'r teulu a ffrindiau sy'n aelodau o'r cwmni cydweithredol:

  • Gall teuluoedd, gofalwyr a phobl sy'n defnyddio Taliadau Uniongyrchol ddod at ei gilydd i sefydlu cwmni cydweithredol a fydd yn cyflogi Cynorthwywyr Personol. Mae hyn yn ddatrysiad amgen i un person fod yn gyfrifol am gyflogi Cynorthwywyr Personol. Gall y cwmni cydweithredol nawr gyflogi Cynorthwywyr Personol yn ei enw ei hun a gall gytuno ar sut i reoli a rhannu ei gymorth ymysg ei aelodau.

Mae Cydweithredu i Ofalu yn gweithio gyda'r ‘Family First Co-operative’ sef y grŵp cyntaf yng Nghymru i fabwysiadu'r math hwn o fodel cydweithredol. Rydym wedi gweithio gyda'r grŵp hwn er mwyn symud drwy'r camau sy'n ofynnol i ffurfio cwmni cydweithredol llwyddiannus.

"Yn ein barn ni, rydym wedi cyrraedd pwynt cyffrous iawn yn ein taith, sy'n cadarnhau ymrwymiad pawb sy'n rhan o ofal ein merch ar hyn o bryd, er mwyn sicrhau ei diogelwch a'i lles yn y dyfodol ar y cyd. Mae hefyd yn adeg i fyfyrio ar y cymorth anhygoel rydym wedi'i gael gan Gydweithredu i Ofalu” - Aelod o'r Family First Co-operative

Rydym wedi rhoi trosolwg o'r camau yn ein gêm fwrdd “Llwybr i Gydweithredu”. Beth am gael golwg arni yma:

* Bydd y rheoliadau cael eu trafod gan Lywodraeth Cymru ym mis Rhagfyr a dônt i rym ym mis Ebrill 2018.

Recent good news for small co-operatives in Wales!

Changes to domiciliary care regulations* will allow more co-operatives to emerge. This will be of particular interest to people who employ their own Personal Assistants using Direct Payments or other means. Here's now what's possible:

1. Families, carers and people who employ their own personal assistants can now join together to form a co-operative. Personal assistants can now be employed by the co-operative and can provide assistance to the members of the co-operative. These co-operatives can provide care and support to no more than four people. Before the recent changes to regulations, this type of small co-operative would have faced the same level of regulation as a large domiciliary care organisation.

2. Personal Assistants can now join together to form a co-operative for to support one another and to advertise their services to families and citizens. This arrangement will not face regulation.

This is what else do you need to know…

What’s the difference between a co-operative and a privately owned businesses offering care and support services?

A co-operative is owned and under the control of its members, people who are receiving care and support services, their families, their friends and people who work as Personal Assistants.

In a co-operative, the people who receive care and support have ownership and control over the organisation, and are fully involved in strategic and long-term decisions. People stay in control of their services designing packages of support based on their own personal requirements.

How will a co-operative benefit me?

Co-operatives provide benefits for all their members - here’s what you can expect:

  • More opportunities to meet with other people who are co-operative members to share support services, socialise and plan activities together.
  • Pooling of Direct Payments and other resources to purchase support of Personal Assistants and for sharing social activities.
  • Participation in a co-operative can help you better achieve your individual well-being by increasing your independence, giving new opportunities for learning, growing your social networks, playing a bigger role in your community and having the chance to help others.
  • Planning for your care and support arrangements for the long-term so it continues into the future.

For Personal Assistants employed by the co-operative:

  • Being a member of a co-operative will make it easier for Personal Assistants to offer their services to a number of different people who are also members of the co-operative. This allows greater flexibility and also makes it easier for people who are members to find Personal Assistant support.

For family members and friends who are members of the co-operative:

  • Families, carers and people using Direct Payments can get together to set up a co-operative that will employ Personal Assistants. This is an alternative solution to one person being responsible for employing Personal Assistants. The co-operative can now employ Personal Assistants in its own name and can agree how to manage and share their support amongst its members.

Care to Co-operate is working with the ‘Family First Co-operative’ who will be the first group in Wales to adopt this type of co-operative model. We have worked with the group to move through the stages required to form a successful co-operative.

“We feel we have reached a really exciting point in our journey, which confirms the commitment of all involved in our daughter's current care, to collectively ensure her future security and wellbeing. It’s also time to reflect on the enormous support which we have received from Care to Co-operate” - Member of the Family First Co-operative

We’ve given an overview of the stages in our “Road to Co-operation” board game. Why not take a look here:

* The regulations will be debated by Welsh Government in December and come into force in April 2018.

Please find our Autumn Newsletter below. Please click on the image to open the letter.


Autumn Newsletter (Welsh)

Autumn Newsletter (English)

New PA Guidebook available.

There is a new PA Guidebook available and it can be found www.paonlineguidebookwales.co.uk.

This online resource aims to provide anyone who is either already working as a Personal Assistant in social care or thinking of joining the profession with an up-to-date and accessible way to learn more about the role of the PA, gain awareness of the key issues PAs face and access sources of further information, learning and support.










Welsh TeamThe Rowan Organisation has a small team covering Gwynedd, comprising of a Project Manager, Karen Smith, Senior Independent Living Advisor, Richard Roberts and Independent Living Advisers; Jan Dodd, Fiona Owens, Keela Bentham, Ailsa Nicol, Mel Phillips and Jacqui Renwick.

Between us, we have a wealth of knowledge and experience and our aim is to provide you with information and support with regards to Direct Payments.

In the initial stages, we can provide general information about Direct Payments and of how they may suit your needs. Then, should you decide to proceed with Direct Payments, we can support you with the practical tasks such as opening a bank account, the completion of associated paperwork, recruiting new staff and of course, ongoing support to become, and continue to be, a good employer.

We hope that in time, people receiving Direct Payments will benefit from increased confidence and independence and naturally, this will result in you requiring less support from ourselves. However, should your circumstances change for any reason, and you`d like a little helping hand, please feel free to contact us and we will pick up where we left off.

Our Head Office is based in Nuneaton and we also have a Welsh office in Bangor, in order to provide our services bilingually. From here, payroll is processed for all welsh speakers in Wales. Payroll is also provided for some non-welsh speakers, and it is the hope that eventually, all welsh direct payments recipients will have their payroll processed in the welsh office.

Head Office is manned between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday.

The Welsh office is manned Monday to Thursday 9.00am til 5.00pm and from 9.00am til 4.30pm on Fridays.

To contact us, please contact our Information Team on the freephone numbers of:

01248 668750 for Welsh Speakers

0800 783 1755 for English Speakers

Fax: 01248 668751

You can e-mail the Information Service.

Our Welsh Office Address is:-

The Rowan Organisation
Ty Menai
Parc Menai Business Park
Ffordd Penlan
Bangor
Gwynedd
LL57 4HJ

We look forward to hearing from you!

Our team is made up of...

Name Role One-Page-Profile
Karen Smith Project Manager Click here to see Karen's profile
Richard Roberts Senior Independent Living Advisor Click here to see Richard's profile
Jan Dodd Independent Living Advisor Click here to see Jan's profile
Jacqui Renwick Independent Living Advisor Click here to see Jacqui's profile
Fiona Owens Independent Living Advisor
Keela Bentham Independent Living Advisor Click here to see Keela's profile
Ailsa Nicol Independent Living Advisor Click here to see Ailsa's profile
Mel Phillips Independent Living Advisor Click here to see Mel's profile

Gwynedd Peer Support Group

Would you like to meet other people who receive direct payments in Gwynedd?

Peer Support Groups offer an invaluable opportunity to share ideas and suggestions as to how things may be improved...not only between yourselves, but to us, The Rowan Organisation, to your Local Authority and to other local community and voluntary organisations.

The group will give a great opportunity to meet and provide mutual support to fellow Direct Payments users, discuss matters of concern, share ideas and good practice and the opportunity to socialise.

If you are interested in starting a local group please speak to your local ILA or contact our Information Service on 02476 322860.

We look forward to meeting you.

Please check back soon for further information in your area.

To find out more about Direct Payments in Gwynedd, please visit their website here e-mail gcgc@gwynedd.gov.uk or telephone Gwynedd County Council on 01758 704414.






Cyrsiau Hyfforddi Sylfaenol ar gyfer cyflogwyr Taliadau Uniongyrchol (Yn trefn y wyddor)

Basic Training Courses in Gwynedd for DP Employers (In alphabetical order)

Coleg Llandrillo Menai – Bangor (01248 370125), Dolgellau (01341 422827), Pwllheli (01758 701385) campws –gofynnwch i Siw Owen am cyrsiau yn Arfon ac Iona Jones am cwrsiau yn Dwyfor & Meirionydd. Chwilich am cyrsiau ar busnes@LlandrilloMenai. – Mae yna amryw o cyrsiau fel Thrin a codi

Coleg Llandrillo Menai – Bangor (01248 370125), Dolgellau (01341 422827), Pwllheli (01758 701385) sites –Ask Siw Owen for courses in Arfon and Iona Jones for courses in Dwyfor & Meirionydd. Check out courses on busnes@LlandrilloMenai. – Variety of courses including Lifting & Handling

Groundworks – 01978 757524 or info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk- Mae yna amryw o cyrsiau fel Thrin a codi

Groundworks – 01978 757524 or info@groundworknorthwales.org.uk – Variety of courses including Lifting & Handling

First.aid@4minutes – 01628 569922 – first.aid@4minutes.co.uk – Andy Crowhurst MD. Dewis o gyrsiau ystafell ddosbarth yn unig / ystafell ddosbarth ac ar-lein neu ar-lein yn unig. Mae Cymorth Cyntaf yn y Gwaith (FAW), Cymorth Cyntaf Pediatrig, cwrs CPR (diweddaru blynyddol), cwrs Trin â Llaw (nid yw'n ymarferol os ar-lein - angen i fod mewn ystafell offer ar gyfer hyn). Ymhell i deithio i gyrsiau ond gallai ar-lein addasu rhai staff TU.

First.aid@4minutes – 01628 569922 – first.aid@4minutes.co.uk – Andy Crowhurst MD. Choice of classroom only/ classroom and online or online only courses. First Aid at Work (FAW), Paediatric First Aid, CPR course (annual refresher), Manual Handling course (not practical if online – needs to be in an equipment room for this). Far to travel to courses but online could suit some DP staff.

Mantell Gwynedd – 01286 672626 or 01341 422575. www.mantellgwynedd.com- maent yn cynnig amrywiaeth o gyrsiau ac mae rhai yn berthnasol, e.e. Cymorth Cyntaf (15/03/18) a Bwyd mewn Arlwyo (21/02/18) ond nid Trin â Llaw.

Mantell Gwynedd – 01286 672626 or 01341 422575. www.mantellgwynedd.com- they offer a variety of courses and some are relevant e.g. First Aid (15/03/18) and Food in Catering (21/02/18)but not Manual Handling.

Medi – Tec – Bangor - 01248 672693 – Cyrsiau Cymorth Cyntaf, CPR a Epi Pens - dim Trin â Llaw

Medi – Tec – Bangor - 01248 672693 – First Aid, CPR & Epi Pens courses – no Manual Handling

Seren Cyf – Blaenau Ffestiniog – 01766 832378 – joannef@serencyf.org – Cyrsiau sy'n agored i'r cyhoedd yw Cymorth Cyntaf Argyfwng, Diogelwch Tân Lefel 2, Iechyd a Diogelwch Lefel 2 yn y Gweithle, Diogelwch Bwyd Lefel 2, Symud a Thrin Diogel (pethau sy'n symud nid pobl). Nid ydynt yn cynnig Ymdrin â Llawlyfr â Holl. E-bostiwch am brisiau a gallwch ddyfynnu ar gyfer hyfforddiant grŵp.

Seren Cyf – Blaenau Ffestiniog – 01766 832378 – joannef@serencyf.org – Courses open to the public are Emergency First Aid, Level 2 Fire Safety, Level 2 Health & Safety in the Workplace, Level 2 Food Safety, Safe Moving & Handling (moving things not people). They do not offer a Manual Handling with hoist. Please email for prices and can quote for group training.

SNAP Cymru – Cardiff (but office in Bangor) – 0845 120 3730 www.snapcymru.org – gweler y llyfryn hyfforddi sydd ynghlwm - dim trin â llaw ond rhai rhai diddorol eraill - gweler hyfforddiant arbenigol

SNAP Cymru – Cardiff (but office in Bangor) – 0845 120 3730 www.snapcymru.org – see training brochure attached – no Manual Handling but some other interesting ones – see specialist training.

Do you need money for for training?

If you employ your own care and support staff using a social care budget or your own money you can apply to Skills for Care to get money for training for you and your personal assistant. The money that is available is called individual employer funding.

Examples of the type of training you could use the money for are:-

  • Moving & Assisting
  • First Aid
  • Communication
  • Dementia Awwareness
  • Risk Assessment

To apply for the money and for further information please click here.

WALES COUNCIL FOR VOLUNATARY ACTION

Training and Events Digest

Fundraising camp - 25 September, Cardiff

Brought to you by UK Fundraising, WCVA, Institute of Fundraising and the Wales Millennium Centre, this ‘unconference’-style event is ‘informal and relentlessly practical’ and completely shaped by the fundraising questions you want answered!

Spend a day learning, talking about and maybe even solving the issues and challenges you face in your fundraising. Learn from other fundraisers in your area, find out how they've dealt with similar problems, and share your experience. Find out more about this unique event and book your place by clicking on the link above.

For further Events and Training dates please click here.

UNISON Cymru/Wales Personal Learning Grants

For UNISON MEMBERS working in a social care setting, e.g. local authority, private or charity-run/voluntary aided homes or employed directly by individuals.

For further information please click here.

Welsh Council for Voluntary Action - Training and events digest.

Get the knowledge, skills and confidence to plan, prepare and deliver training sessions with this three day accredited course. One of our most popular courses, Training Skills gives you an overview of learning theory, provides practical planning tools for designing and evaluating, and helps prepare you for delivering your training. The course is ideal for those who are new to training and/or may have taken on a training role in their organisation for the first time.

For further information and details please click here.

Betsi Cadwalade University

Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board are pleased to offer Leadership & management, Manual Handling and Violence & Aggression training.

New dates have been released for the following sessions:-

HCSW CPD Sessions, including:-

  • Sensory Loss
  • Catheter Care
  • Nutrition
  • Stress
  • Documentation
  • De-escalation and Breakaway in Dementia Care
  • Fairness, Rights and Responsibilities

If you would to make a booking or further information regarding available courses or room hire across North Wales, please e-mail ABH.TrainingGroup@wales.nhs.uk.

Awareness courses and software training for disabled people

Click on this link for further information.

Free staff training/ fforddiant staff am ddim

The CADCentre UK Ltd is an approved training provider working in partnership with the Welsh Government to deliver the Work Based Learning training scheme. The aim of the scheme is to provide high-quality vocational training and assessment without incurring any financial costs to the employer whatsoever.

The training courses are FREE OF CHARGE and, after successful completion, the staff will receive City & Guilds certification. The training is predominantly for Welsh speaking staff, however if you have English speaking staff who are interested they can work on a 1:1 ratio.

Courses available are:-

  • Using IT - This course is suitable for all employees who use a computer on a daily basis. The qualification consists of training in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, etc) along with Improving Productivity by Using IT and IT User Fundamentals. (There is also an advanced course for competent IT Users).
  • Business & Administration - This course is suitable for any staff in an administrative position. The qualification covers a wide range of topics from managing customer relations to using IT systems.
  • Customer Service - This course is for staff who are responsible for delivering customer service and who interact directly with the customer, for example sales or retail staff, staff working on service desks, call centre staff, etc. (This course is only available through the medium of Welsh).
  • Keyskills - Communication and Application of Number Keyskills are delivered alongside the qualifications and are at levels 1 or 2.
  • All training is delivered on-site and employees are eligible for the courses if they meet the following criteria:
    • Not on any other scheme which is funded by the government.
    • Contracted to work 30+ hours per week
    • Have been an EU resident for at least 3 years

For further information on the courses or to find out more please call Shareen Jarrett directly on Freephone 0808 2000 129 or you can e-mail shareen.jarrett@cadcentreuk.com.

Free training from Denbighshire Council

Denbighshire County Council is pleased to offer free training to Direct Payment Recipients and their staff, free of charge.

For further details, please visit their website or contact the Training Department at:

Workforce Development Team,
Russell House,
Churton Road,
Rhyl,
Denbighshire,
LL18 3DP

Alternatively, we can support you to identify courses with the local colleges, such as those offered by Llandrillo.

Coleg Llandrillo Cymru,
Llandudno Road,
Rhos-on-Sea,
LL28 4HZ.

Telephone: 01492 546 666

Fax: 01492 543 052

E-mail: admissions@llandrillo.ac.uk

Coleg Llandrillo Rhyl,
Cefndy Road,
Rhyl,
Denbighshire,
LL18 2HG.

Telephone: 01745 354 797

Fax: 01745 334 315

E-mail: rhyladmissions@llandrillo.ac.uk

New Horizons with G2G Communities and the Open University

G2G Communities are offering training courses and Open University flexible training courses, some of which may be free. All courses are supported and flexible with drop in sessions and virtual support.

More information is available in their leaflet.

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