Social Care to receive additional money for staffing
A new £120 million fund has been announced for local authorities to boost staffing levels.
The additional funding has been allocated in response to the intense pressure currently being placed on providers due to the new COVID-19 variant. The new money has been made available on top of the already existing £149million grant system to support increased testing in care homes.
What can we expect from 2021?
Reset. If 2020 was the flashpoint, then 2021 will be the reset and 2022 will be the start of the new world. Restrictions will continue into the start of the Spring, before being eased in the Summer, and then re-introduced at the end of Autumn.
What we hope to see in 2021
- A roadmap out of the Coronavirus pandemic
- A positive conclusion to Brexit negotiations
- A focus on working cohesively
- A spotlight on technological adoption
- A shared goal to bring the nation together and place the most vulnerable first.
We are in this together.
Four Welsh Councils select ECLIPSE for Education to transform children’s lives
Denbighshire County Council, Wrexham County Borough Council, Flintshire County Council and Conwy County Borough Council have selected ECLIPSE for Education to support their Additional Learning Needs service.
The hidden cost of returning to school
Children will soon be heading back to the classroom. This is against a backdrop of exam controversy, six months away from teaching and months’ isolation. It will reveal a raft of changes in each child, ranging from anxiety to being behind in subject knowledge and what most are now worried about, abuse. With the return to school looming in the distance, teachers, social workers and healthcare professionals are bracing themselves for what could be found.
Highly Commended at the MJ Awards 2020
The country's first bi-borough partnership for SEND has been Highly Commended in the prestigious MJ Awards, under the category of innovation in Children's Services. It is a proud moment for all the parties involved and coincides with the one year anniversary of when the project was completed.
A Big Thank You to Everyone
There is no doubt that 2020 has been a difficult year. You do not need us to say this. It has been a challenge for the entire human race but through this, we have pulled together. We have shown that we are stronger together and from all this strife, we will emerge.
Providing operational oversight to Headway Oxfordshire during a global pandemic
Dedicated technology platform streamlines operational performance for Headway Oxfordshire at a time of national crisis to ensure core efficiency
Tech is the perfect partner, but it will never replace the emotion
‘…people and robots interact socially—the right kind of AI can improve the way humans relate to one another.’
How AI Will Rewire Us, The Atlantic
Since the 1940s humanity has been fixated on the notion that machines will rise up. From Isaac Asimov posting his famous Three Laws of Robotics in the 1940s to the Terminator films. It is an inbuilt fear of what machines could become.