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Have a look at what we have been up to.

April 2024

Check out our Respite Complaint process and documentation at Respite Complaint. This was created by one of our core contributors to make a successful appeal against their ICB refusing to pay for the PAs and posts to accompany him on holiday.

We are also looking into "starter kits" of documentation. These will form a downloadable set of 4 or 5 documents that will get you started and save you time from exploring all the documents we offer.

Now at over 6,500 users! Have a look here.

February 2024

New Partnership Launch

We’re delighted to announce a new partnership between peoplehub and MyCareBudget.org!

MyCareBudget.org is a “wiki” website, created by a community of people who run a care budget either for themselves, their children, or a close relative. All of the content is submitted by those who manage a personal health budget themselves, and is therefore informed by those who know what managing a personal health budget is like in real life.

The vision for MyCareBudget.org was developed early on in a research project that was being run by the Open Lab at Newcastle University, funded by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. The research was led by Peter Glick, a family carer, as part of his PhD.

Peoplehub contributed to the research alongside many other personal health budget holders. As an organisation, we strongly support the sharing of strengths and knowledge amongst the personal health budget community. We know from experience how important it is for people to have examples of policies and documentation when they are first creating a care package.

The following text was offered by one of the people that helped bring mycarebudget.org into being:

"This is an online peer support community platform that enables PHB users to share useful policies, documents and templates that have helped them manage their PHB for the benefit of other PHB users. This includes things like 'Health and Safety Policies', 'Staff rotas', 'employment law guidelines' and 'person-centred plans' (just to name a few!). It also points PHB users to other helpful resources and useful websites, as well as providing an opportunity for people to answer each other’s questions and provide peer support. It provides a 'one-stop-shop' for those starting out with managing a PHB, as well as those who are experienced budget managers, and enables them to become better in their management role.”

Up until the middle of 2023, the research budget paid for the cost of the IT (servers, emails, domain name). Peoplehub is pleased to have been able to take responsibility for funding MyCareBudget.org going forward in order to sustain this vital resource. This has so far included creating a new logo for the website, and further developments are planned.

January 2024

We are testing use of Artificial Intelligence to answer our questions Artificial Intelligence

We have reached over 6,250 users of this website!

Previously

We updated our cookies policy to be more transparent as to your rights - see our Privacy Policy

Do you like our new logo? We love it. We'll post why we have changed it soon!

We have been mentioned at an international conference in South Korea! Check the programme here.

We continue to check the availability of the website, our emails and the relevance of the content here. So we are still very much caring for this resource.

We have removed the need for you to create an account before you can download! This makes the whole process a lot easier, just find the document you want and download it.

Added new templates to the Templates page for Easy Read versions for: a Care and Support Plan and an Independent Service Fund (template, instructions and an example). Thanks to Self Directed Futures.

We won a HIGHLY COMMENDED award at the national AHSN Innovation awards!

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for Money Matters from [hfs].

Get us! Finalists in a national award! https://www.innovatehealthcareawards.co.uk/

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for Continuing Healthcare from the NHS.

Added new templates to the Templates page for another version of a MARs form, a learning log, a daily cash record, a record for all health-related visits, and another version of an Incident Report.

Added a new policy to the Staffing policies page for a Behaviour Matrix.

This website has won an award! Have a look at the Awards page

Added two new links to our Just starting out page for employing staff on 'Other places offer guidance for staffing'. Check out the UK government one and the blog from Iggy Patel.

Added three new links to our Just starting out page for training services and articles. Check out HSE, Aid Training and InclusionMe.

We're thrilled to announce that the research paper described just below has won an award! You can see it here.

This website has arisen from a funded research project at Newcastle University, though it now has a life entirely of its own. A paper is about to be published on findings from this research, leading up to the creation of this wiki, we'll post a link to it once it is available.

Provided an example of how to build and run a CCTV system on the Policies page.

Updated the CCTV policy on the Policies page to include a section on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS).

Added a new page for all your kind wordsTestimonials.

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for a training service - Headucate.

Added a new template to the Templates page for a Staff Leave calculator and recorder.

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for a training service - Complex Care Training and Consultancy.

Added two new links to our Just starting out page that help with finding out if your PA or carer is employed or self-employed.

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for a training service - Howe2 Training & Consultancy.

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for a training service - Train With Care.

Our survey has its first results! See them here.

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for a Care and Support Plan.

Added 2 new templates to the Templates page for a Staff Advertisement Form and a Staff Timesheet.

Added new templates to the Templates page for a Staff Application Form, a Job Offer, and a Care and Support Plan. Added another (our third!) staff contract to Staff contract. Added a second next of kin form to the Staff contacts page. Rearranged the Staff recruitment page so it flows the way that recruitment flows.

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for Care To Be Different.

Added some useful Facebook groups to our Just starting out page.

Some new updates by you, this one on Disability Related Expenditure (DRE), have a look at Talk:Main_Page.

We now have a blog section and our very first blog! Blogs.

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for Rethink Mental Illness.

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for the ONS.

One more, thank you to one of our users (hi Spion), we now have a link to a risk assessment for new and expectant mothers. Check out Risk assessment

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for Contact.

Thanks to one of our users (hi Spion), we now have a link to a UK government accident report. Check out Accident log

Added new links to our Just starting out page for Jointly, Log My Care and RotaCloud.

Added a short menu at the top of each page - this more useful for mobile and tablet devices that see a different view of this website than a laptop.

Added a new page of statistics for how this wiki is being used here. Added a new page for news stories for this wiki here.

Added a new download to our Just starting out page for the Freedom Of Information (FOI) emails to all the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCG) in England.

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for Cherry Training, Imagineer and HealthYourWay.

Added a new link to our Just starting out page for Patients Know Best.

Added a new training link to our Just starting out page.

Added new templates to the Staffing policies page (Feeding, Going to Bed and Key worker letter).

Added a quick guide on how to add or amend this wiki at Change this wiki. Added a link to Independent Lives in our Just starting out page.

Added a new Accessibility page

Added a new template to the Staff recruitment page (Staff Working Hours Opt Out)

Added a new template to the Care and Support Plan page

You now have to login to download. This has required us to amend all pages on this website for downloads, but we think this is an improved way of navigating through the website.

Simplified the Main Page

We've been asking people what they think of this website, and, how it should be governed. That means we'll take time to understand everyone's views and rebuild the website to match what they have said. Have a look (and join) in the conversations over at Discussion forum

Added a new What is this? page

Reorganised the topics in the Discussion forum

Added a new template to the Cleaning page

Changed the Main Page to offer different ways to navigate to the documents

Added a new template to the Templates page (Incident Report)

Added two new templates to the Cleaning page

Added new templates to the Templates page (Body Map, Person Centred Plan)

Added new templates to the Templates page (Care Contingency Plan, Care Emergency Plan)

Added new templates to the Templates page (Contact List for All, Staff Recruitment Advertisement)

Added a new template to the Care Log page

Added a new template to the Medication page

Added new policies to the Policies page (Covid To Do List, Staff handbook)

Added a new policy to the Data protection page

Added a new link to the Just starting out page (Leeds cil)

Added a new policy to the Staffing policies page (To do list)

Added a new template to the Staff rota page

Added a new template to the Accident log page

Added a new template to the Staff contract page

Added a new template to the Training log page

Added a new training link to the Just starting out page

Added new templates to the Templates page (Staff Contract, Risk Assessment, Therapy)

Added a new Care Log templates to the Care Log page

Added new policies to the Policies page (Food Reheating, Risk Assessment for Alcohol, Risk Assessment for Bathing, Risk Assessment for Vomiting, Risk Assessment for the WAV, Annual Leave, Staff Care Checklist, WAV Accident, WAV Loading)

Added new templates to the Templates page (To do list for the house and car)

Added more links to the Just starting out page

Added new templates to the Templates page (Financial Assessment, VAT Exemption, Staff Interview Questions)

Added this What's New page

Added more links to the Just starting out page

Added over thirty new links, templates and policies