Other Events

Bradford LINK

Big changes are on the way to health and social care services. Bradford LINk is putting on a series of training courses to give you the skills and knowledge to make your voice heard. These courses are free. To find out more about training opportunitieS email ku.gro.knildrofdarb|gniniart#ku.gro.knildrofdarb|gniniart

Championing Change – Monday 28th March 2011
Learn how to prepare and carry out successful campaigns.

Practical Facilitation Skills – Wednesday 6th April and Thursday 7th April
What really matters to people using health and social care services

Outcomes Training – Wednesday 12th April 2011
Learn practical skills to help you lead groups and meetings on this two day course.

To book a place on either course you can download a booking form from our website - www.bradfordlink.org.uk/training. You can also request booking forms by calling the Bradford LINk support team on 01535 665258.


Adult and Community Services in co-operation with its partners are hosting free events and workshops for social care and support providers in the District.

Getting Ready for Personalisation - half day event
Wednesday 16th February 2011, 10.00 - 12.00
Kala Sangam, St Peter's House, Forster Square, Bradford

Do you want to improve your business skills?

Enterprising Bradford, Kickstart and bfunded are hosting this event aimed at providers who want to develop business skills. This is your chance to get to know a range of professionals and access free, ongoing one-to-one support.

For more information on the event and how to book please visit our webpage: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc/health_well-being_and_care/adult_care/market_development

Business Skills and Social Enterprise Workshops
Social Enterprise Support Centre are hosting four workshops for social care and support providers who are interested in finding out more about essential business skills:

Introduction to Social Enterprise
Tuesday 22nd February, 3.30 - 15.30

Business Essentials
Monday 28th February,09.30 - 11.30

Sales and Marketing on a Shoestring
Tuesday 8th March, 09.30 - 11.30

Diversification and Resilience
Tuesday 15th March, 13.30 - 15.30

All of the above events will be held at Olicana House, Chapel Street, Bradford. For more information on the events and how to book please visit our webpage: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc/health_well-being_and_care/adult_care/market_development

Consortia Working
Monday 7th March, 13.30 - 16.00
Olicana House, Chapel Street, Bradford

Business Link Yorkshire is hosting this workshop to look at consortia working and the advantages of collaboration. You can learn about the opportunities this can bring such as winning new business by working together.

For more information and how to book please visit the webpage: http://www.bradford.gov.uk/bmdc/health_well-being_and_care/adult_care/market_development


Sell your services to social workers

Your chance to advertise your services in the personalisation arena….

The Health Partnership Project are working in partnership with Adult Services to give you the chance to meet your local social workers, come along and:

  • Promote your group's activities
  • Raise awareness of what's available for people to buy from you with their personal budget
  • Make contacts and sell your services
  • Update your contact details on the personalisation services directory.

"Funding is really changing," says bfunded advisor, Sarah Moss. "Personalisation means groups of all sizes can earn income directly from service users (who could find out about your services from their social worker). So make sure they know what you can offer!"

Three FREE events are taking place across the district to meet your local social workers:

10th February 2011 11:00 – 13:00 Mabel Booth Room, Bradford CVS, 19-25 Sunbridge Road,Bradford BD1 2AY

22nd February 2011 10:30 -12:30 Little House, Market Street, Bingley, BD16 2HP

31st March 2011 11:30 – 13:30 Central Hall, Keighley, Alice Street, Keighley, BD21 3JD

Tea and coffee will be provided, please feel free to bring your own lunch.

"This is a great opportunity for your group to meet the social workers that can promote your services, If you're not sure where to start in selling your services then come along and make some new contacts." says Jenny Davison from the Health Partnership Project.

Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment!

To book your place contact Debbie Atkinson on 01274 781222 or ku.gro.svbs|nimda#ku.gro.svbs|nimda


Previous Events


Getting Ready for Personalisation Information and support for small social care providers

Wednesday 16th February 2011 10am – 12pm
Kala Sangam, St Peters House, 1 Forster Square, Bradford, BD1 4TY

Enterprising Bradford, Kickstart and bfunded are hosting a half-day event for smaller providers.
At this event you can:

  • find out why it’s so important to be ready for personalisation
  • access a range of free support
  • meet staff from support agencies that can help you on a one-to-one basis.

Social care and support is changing in Bradford. Personalisation gives the customer more choice and control. Is your organisation ready to make the most of the opportunities ahead? Are you a smaller voluntary, commercial or social enterprise organisation providing social care services in Bradford? Do you need help to get ready to meet the changes that personalisation will bring?

This is your chance to get to know a range of professionals who can offer you tailored business planning and development support in the following areas:

  • Preparing a business or development plan
  • Marketing and promoting your services
  • Diversification
  • Developing new services
  • Financial planning
  • Selling your services to the public sector
  • Tendering and procurement
  • Organisational change and improvement

To book onto this event please email or call, giving your name, organisation, email address and contact telephone number at ku.vog.drofdarb|xobnigninoissimmoc.e#ku.vog.drofdarb|xobnigninoissimmoc.e or t.01274 434500

Lottery Funding for Community Buildings

Community Cascade is holding a Lottery Funding for Community Buildings event at the Kirkgate Centre, Shipley, from 9.30am-1pm on Wednesday 15 December.

The event will be followed by lunch and networking and Cascade partners will be available until 3pm in the afternoon for one-to-one sessions.

The event includes sessions from Cascade partners:

Bradford Environmental Action Trust (BEAT) provides community buildings with environmental support under the Community Cascade project. BEAT will discuss how to save energy and therefore save money in buildings through energy efficiency measures, and consider what improvements could potentially be included in a funding bid. BEAT also provides free energy audits and ongoing support to community centres.

Consortium of Ethnic Minority Organisations (COEMO) is supporting faith and community groups, as well as networks to increase their understanding of the cohesion agenda and help groups identify methods of reflecting the diverse communities in their funding applications, to add value and strengthen their bids.

Fit4funding is delivering a range of training sessions and workshops around income generation and sustainability. At this event Fitforfunding will look at the Big Lottery Fund’s funding for community buildings and factors that will improve the success of a bid.

To book a place, please download and complete the below form and email it to ku.gro.svcdrofdarb|xela#ku.gro.svcdrofdarb|xela or post to: Alex Peel, Bradford CVS, 19-25 Sunbridge Road, Bradford BD1 2AY

Personalisation for Practical People - Seminar

Community Catalysts in partnership with NCVO

10-4pm Wednesday 27th October, Coventry

10-4pm Tuesday 2nd November, Manchester

‘Personalisation for Practical People’ is a seminar aimed at community providers and infrastructure organisations who want to engage effectively in the personalisation agenda.

This event seeks to go beyond the theory and rhetoric of personalisation to look at the challenges and opportunities personalisation presents for organisations and how they can begin responding to these changes in order to better meet their users’ needs.

For more information visit http://www.ncvo-vol.org.uk/psd/practicalpeople

Open for Business

The beginning of a dialogue with the social care market in Bradford

Monday 11th October – Ramada Jarvis Hotel, Bradford Road, Bingley, BD16 1TU (fully booked)

Monday 18th October – Cedar Court Hotel, Mayo Avenue, Rooley Lane, Bradford, BD5 8HW

We have embarked upon a radical change programme to deliver more personalised social care and support packages to service users. Our aim is to offer every person more choice and control over how their care and support is assessed, planned and delivered.

What does this mean for the social care market?

People who are eligible to receive social support in Bradford will be able to manage their own individual accounts to choose and pay for the type of social care they want. In Bradford we are keen to hear your views as providers of care and to facilitate the beginning of a dialogue to help stimulate and shape the social care and support market.

Moira Wilson, Strategic Director Adults and Community Services and Janice Simpson, Assistant Director Operational Services, Adults and Community Services will be present to open an event each. We will arrange for Senior officers from Commissioning, Personalisation and Assessment and Care Management to attend as well. We are inviting up to 100 providers to each event from the private, statutory and voluntary sectors. We anticipate this will be a valuable opportunity for us to come together and share our ideas, gather views from yourselves and establish how we will work together in future to shape an effective marketplace for our customers.

At the events you will be able to find out about the work Bradford MDC has done to prepare for this change, and have the opportunity to put forward your views about how your organisation could deliver more personalised social care and support packages.
We will tell you how the council is intending to facilitate this shift and how we can help your organisation to prepare for and deliver this more personalised care and support.

We want to hear your views as that will contribute to our future Social Care Market Strategy, which will be launched after the events. A “Market Position Statement” and agenda for the day will be sent out shortly to help you prepare for the event. It will set out our views of the current social care and support market in Bradford and our intentions of how we will engage with and work with the market to deliver change for our residents.

Please let us know if you would like to come to one of these events by contacting Jeanette Booth on 01274 437597 or emailing ku.vog.drofdarb|htoob.ettenaej#ku.vog.drofdarb|htoob.ettenaej

We look forward to hearing from you and meeting you in October.

Paul O’Brien
Project Lead Market Development