LCAS Update – December 22nd 2023, RM & International Recruitment meeting follow up & further events

LCAS Update – December 22nd 2023

Best wishes for the festive season and the new year.

The recording and presentations from the International Recruitment v-meeting on December the 8th are now available at – along with further information and the invitation to the next

International Recruitment v-meeting on January the 9th – Please use to to sign up for the meeting.

The focus of this meeting will be – “Advertising for the Right Overseas Talent”

Plus, we will be looking at taking over licenses for those already in the UK needing to change employer.

With Dr Paul CHIY, FCIArb Barrister, Founder of the Care Workers Union and the Cambridgeshire Care Providers Alliance (CCPA)

LCAS RM virtual meeting

December 13th follow up

Recording of the meeting

Navigating HR and Employment Law: Flora Neville, from Citation Associate Speaker. A Care Provider’s Guide to Onboarding New Staff and the use of Employee Assistance Programmes. (this presentation has ben delayed and will be added ASAP – apologies)

The presentations are available at

The clinical directorate within NICE are currently working on a NICE-wide position statement for social care, which will form the basis of all our work going forward within the sector; Jade Stacey

  • What NICE outputs have had the most impact/made the greatest difference in the social care sector?
  • What unique value does NICE add in social care?
  • What do we no longer need to do?
  • What can NICE deliver that would be most useful to the system?

Skills for Care Update and Insight with Ali Porteus

will be providing updates, linked to their website and a wide range of supportive webinars and linked events.

The presentations are available at

Remember to record this event for your CPD.

Tendering for Council Contracts

We have been made aware of companies promising that they will write a tender submission that guarantees your organisation gets through the tendering process and wins council work. Do not believe the, do not pay them any money. There is no such guarantee.

Substance Misuse and Ageing Research Team

Alcohol Use in Care Homes Study

We carried out a study exploring alcohol policy and practice in care homes across England in partnership with the Care Quality Commission (CQC). The research was funded by the National Institute for Health and Care Research (NIHR) School for Social Care Research.

For full details and to view the report –

Stay Smiling – Mouth care e-learning for care staff

The Stay Smiling programme provides video-based mouth

care training that has been codeveloped with care staff and dental experts.

Free and easily accessible by computer, tablet or mobile phone.

Takes just 30 minutes in total that can be completed over time.

Care workers receive a certificate upon completion.

How to access the Stay Smiling Programme

The full e-learning programme is available at:

Once you sign up as a free member, the Stay Smiling programme can be found in the member’s section.

Want the video files for your own training presentations?

Email us at

Any queries,

contact Peter Webb 07956878901


Dudley Sawyerr 07984466130