KiCA - Newsletter - August 2016

KiCA - August Newsletter - Care In Kent

There is some really important Briefings in the below newsletter and a lot to digest please make the time to read all the items as they are of importance!

This month saw KiCA meeting with the CAA which had a packed agenda including challenging discussions with Andrea Sutcliffe at the CQC and Bev Mayberry from ADASS.In addition the CAA commissioning report was agreed which is available here for you to Download, this is an extensive look at the state of commissioning across the UK from all 27 Care Associations.State of Commissioning ReportThere were discussions about BREXIT effects and the Government Re-shuffle KiCA have written a blog with all the associated details which can be viewed here

During the meeting along with the commissioning report ADASS have release their annual Budget Survey Report which is another peice of information we all should look to read through this can be downloaded hereADASS Budget Report - Download

The NHS contribution towards the costs of a place in a care home with nursing is being increased to £156.25 per week, a rise of 40% over the 2015-16 rate of £112.Funded Nursing Care is a contribution towards an individual’s care home costs paid for by the NHS to reflect the fact that the individual has nursing needs that can only be met by a registered nurse. It is only paid to care homes that are registered to provide nursing care.Full Story can be Read HEREMembers of the KiCA board also attended theStrategic Home Care Provider ForumWhich had some interesting discussions on the Safeguarding of Vulnerable People from Radicalisation and Extremism which we have been asked to share with membership.Presentation is available to download here

The Kent Care Awards: Please dont forget to nominate and get involved in the 1st annual Kent Care Awards we are looking for those to nominate their colleagues and care teams for the frontline awards and look forward to seeing you at the Gala Event on 7th October 2016 - More information can be found by clicking the nomination button below...Dont Forget to Nominate your Employees for the Kent Awards 2016

KiCA representatives have met with KCC Directorate Andrew Ireland and Cabinet Member Graham Gibbons on 2 separate occasions in the past 2 weeks to discuss the outcomes for the Judicial Review and the next steps. These meetings have been productive and we are now developing a Day Long Workshop with All forms of Care across Kent in September to work through issues on contracting and fees in anticipation for the new round of contracting.KiCA now believe we are the forefront working on behalf of our members to get the best positioning for care business in Kent. We will be updating on the progress and outcomes from our workshop and how this will impact are Care Sectors.KiCA is calling all LD/ MH/ PH D providers in Medway and Kent to meet and share the hurdles the Health and Social care sector are facing both now and in the future. KICA is interested in your challenges so that we can represent your views at trade association meetings with KCC and Medway in order to influence policy and strategy. It is in everyone’s interest that our care businesses remain sustainable and that we continue to achieve good outcomes for the most vulnerable people in our care.Sharing the issues will make us stronger and learning from each other’s experience will increase our knowledge and confidence in confronting what is wrong and supporting what is right.KiCA is seeking to support you with achieving a fair price in a turbulent environment.We are therefore planning a meeting on Wednesday 14th of September at 10.30 am at our Rochester offices in Medway. In order to focus our efforts we would like you to register your attendance with Ruth and share the main issues.Please, register your attendance before 9th of September 2016.We really hope you can make it and look forward to making a difference to your business and the people you support.What are the main challenges for you in 2016-2017?What help and support are you looking for? What difference can KICA make to you?Emails to

In addition to Kieran Lynch & Co as our VAT Specialists - Director Ian Sutton who im sure you know also offers extensive Capital Allowance advice for all care businesses so please do get in touch with him and his team at they are happy to help.

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