Newsletter & Bids 45 2016

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Dear Members


EEVT ltd (EEVT) working in conjunction with SLIC training welcomes you to this week’s news round up. With some 10 new members we now go out to some 3,866 members.


Peer meet Up for Training Providers takes place on Fri 18 November 2016 in London.

This FREE Event takes place 10:00 – 13:00 GMT with Lunch at

St Patrick’s College 40 Sceptre Court Tower Bridge London EC3N 4DX

This is for Owners, Directors of Training Organisations. Speakers will focus this meeting will on Networking, Employer Engagement, Levy and the New Trailblazers and End point Assessment new opportunities. Hosted by Steve Lawrence MD EEVT with guest speakers and sponsored by ICQ Awarding Body and Enrola. Only 38 tickets left

Book your free tickets at


Also this meeting will be followed by a Coffee and Natter event with separate tickets due to numbers

We believe in building an online and an offline community and there is plenty of ongoing opportunity to converse and share with a WhatsApp group (send a message to 07966 492 755), a Facebook Group and we are also on LinkedIn and this is in addition to our monthly meets.

So come and join us to #Network, #Learn and #Grow!

Regards Shan Ghoshal – Regional Director for Coffee and Natter


Perry Ingles from Pearson tells us.

We are planning to hold some free Trailblazer Apprenticeship Events early 2017.

Please sign up your interest now on the attached link.–1-1233233-1


The Asian Apprenticeship Awards takes place this week and I look forward if you are there to seeing you. The awards are at the Holiday Inn Hotel in Birmingham on Thursday, November 10 starting at 6.30pm and finishing at around 11.30pm.


JOBS in Ealing, Camden and Southwark. for We are recruiting for a full-time Registered Manager to join an Independent Domiciliary care company

The Registered Manager’s position will be vacant from Monday 7th November.

We are seeking an experienced and motivated person who possesses a strong working knowledge of adult social care and the requirements of the Care Quality Commission to oversee the delivery of high quality care to the community.  Our clients range in age (including young children) and support needs with the majority living with some form of dementia or physical disability. We provide care services from 30-minute visits up to on-going 24 hour care. We do not provide 15-minute calls. We specialise in providing care to the elderly, people living with dementia and end of life care and BME communities.


The majority of our clients are local authority funded and come to us through local authority service level agreement and or personal recommendations. However, we also have clients who receive direct funding from their local authority and budgets from health authorities.

Salary £32,000 to £34,000 depending on experience CV to for JD and more information and interview details.


The changes that are  on the way re Data Protection the ICQ tell us more  about changes:  Due to the information rights issues we deal with here at the ICO are in the spotlight across the world. October saw Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham and various colleagues travel to Marrakesh for the International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.

The conference’s title – ‘Opening New Territories for Privacy’ echoed the ICO’s aim to be continually relevant in a time of massive digital development.  This need for a progressive information rights regime was something the ICO highlighted during its evidence to the Digital Economy Bill Committee in October.

And it links in too to the news the government has now confirmed that the UK will be implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Organisations need to be prepared and the ICO will be supporting them to meet the requirements of GDPR.


7 to 11 November is Social Care Commitment Week, a full week dedicated to celebrating the commitment and achievements of those who have signed it.  During the week, we’d like to encourage you to sign up and publically declare your commitment on social media by using the hashtag#SCCWeek.

The Social Care Commitment is a great way of setting out clear goals and shared values for everyone in the organisation as well as helping to give a structure to inductions, appraisals and supervisions. It can also provide supporting evidence for Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspections and the Care Certificate.

About the Social Care Commitment

It’s the sector’s promise to provide people who need care and support with high quality services. It’s made up of seven ‘I will’ statements with associated tasks that everyone who signs up to the commitment needs to do – for example, I will take account of potential employees values, attitudes and behaviours when recruiting new staff.

Employees sign up too with slightly different ‘I will’ statements and associated tasks – for example, I will always promote and uphold the privacy, dignity, rights, health and wellbeing of people who need care and support.

Hear from those who have already signed up to find out why they did it and the positive impact it is having on their staff and clients. Four new videos are available featuring Care ConcernOxfordshire County CouncilPotens and Walnut Care.

How to get involved in Social Care Commitment Week

If you’re an employer who hasn’t signed the commitment, sign up now, print off a ‘we’ve just signed up’ sign and tweet a picture of you and/or colleagues with the sign to @CareCommitment using the hashtag #SCCWeek and we will retweet to our followers.

If you’re an employee who hasn’t signed the commitment, ask your employer if they have signed up. If they have, ask them to invite you to sign up, sign up now, print off a ‘we’ve just signed up’ sign and tweet a picture of you and/or colleagues with the sign to @CareCommitment using the hashtag #SCCWeek and we will retweet to our followers.

If you’re already signed up, print off a ‘we’re signed up’ sign and tweet a picture of you and/or colleagues with the sign to @CareCommitment using the hashtag #SCCWeek. You can also tell us one thing that has improved as a result of signing the Social Care Commitment.

If you don’t have a Twitter account, please email the name of your organisation, picture(s) and any text that needs to go with it to and we will tweet for you.


Changes to the Immigration Rules from November 24th UK Visas and Immigration

First published: 3 November 2016

The Home Office is making changes to the Immigration Rules affecting a number of categories.

The government announced on the,  3 November, changes to the Immigration Rules which will affect applications made on or after 24 November unless stated otherwise. The main changes are outlined below:


Tier 2: Implement the first of 2 phases of changes to Tier 2, announced by the government in March following a review by the Independent Migration Advisory Committee.

Increasing the Tier 2 (General) salary threshold for experienced workers to £25,000, with some exemptions

Increasing the Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) salary threshold for short term staff to £30,000

Reducing the Tier 2 (Intra-Company Transfer) graduate trainee salary threshold to £23,000 and increasing the number of places to 20 per company per year

Closing the Tier 2 (Intra Company Transfer) skills transfer sub-category

These changes will come into effect for all certificates of sponsorship assigned by Tier 2 sponsors on or after 24 November 2016. The date from which intra company transfers will be liable for the health surcharge will be announced in due course.

Tier 4

A number of changes are being made, including amendments to the academic progression rule, maintenance requirements for the Doctorate Extension Scheme and evidence of overseas qualifications, UK qualifications used as evidence, and a series of minor and technical adjustments.

English language requirement

As announced in January this year, a new English language requirement at level A2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages is being introduced for non-EEA partners and parents.

This affects those applying to extend their stay after 2.5 years in the UK on a 5-year route to settlement under Appendix FM (Family Member) of the Immigration Rules.


Tip of the week I Get 3 for 2 on selected Christmas decorations, cards, wrapping paper, home fragrance and beauty gifts at M&S online. Details

Tip of the week 2 An all-inclusive holiday in Zante is £299pp including flights. Details

Tip of the week 3 Fly to Dublin from £16. Details


All the very best from myself and the Team

Have a great week and keep training from me Steve, you can follow us on  in Groups EEVT Limited  On Facebook

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