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Archive Minutes – 13.9.12

PVI Reference Group

Choppington Welfare


13 September 2012]





Julia Marley – LDU Sarah McCrystal Sullivan – Diagonal Alt
Janine Fish – LDU Linda Pritchard – Northlands
Deborah Brown – LDU Jill Lax – Northlands
Gail Mustoe – Helping Hands John Bain – Seton Care
Karen Winspear – Skills for Care Lindsay Tate – Jane Percy House
Sandi Downing – Carers Northumberland  





1. Apologies:              


  • Hazel Whitehouse – Lowgate
  • Michelle Daglish – Crofton Court
  • Rob McEwan – Carewatch
2. Minutes of the last Meeting


  • Minutes were read – Karen Winspear explained that Skills for Care and Skills for Health have not amalgamated although joint working continues between them
3. Matters Arising


  • Leigh Waller has left Julias team and been replaced by

     Janine Fish as Training Co-ordinator

4. Training Needs Analysis


  • Thank you to all who completed.
  • 30% of TNAs have been returned
  • To be collated w/c 16.9.12 by JM and JF
  • NCC budget released end of October
  • Budget set for 2013/14 catalogue end of November
  • Catalogue launched 15 Feb 2013
5. Employer Engagement Event


  • The next Employer Engagement Event will be held on

17th October 2012.

  • Ideas for the event were requested from the group


6. Update-Learning and Development Activity


  • New dates for Moving & Handling training have been released for existing waitlisted customers.  If places are still available after

2 weeks these will then be released to all.

  • 1st Aid and Food Hygiene –  further dates to be released soon
  • Infection Control Team have been restructured from 13.9.12. Training will continue as normal, dates will be included in the new catalogue
  • Dementia Forums – excellent feedback received from sessions delivered.  Further sessions to be arranged.
  • Rookie Golf – all sessions well supported however are not expected to be included in 2013/14 catalogue
  • Illegal Money Lending – some dates still available
  • LDU Website will be available soon
7. Newsletter


  • To be issued Bi-Monthly
  • All new ideas welcomed
8. New Catalogue


  • This will be launched on 15th February 2013
9. Update:Key Priorities


  • Karen Winspear updated group on Skills for Care set up
  • Area Network Event to be held on 9th October 2012 at Durham Cricket Club.  Registration closes 18th Sept.
  •  To register place call 0113 241 0958
  • Workforce Development Fund – Funding still available via LDU



10. Any other Business


  • NAPPI – to be rolled out to PVI, places available on the following dates – 20.11.12 Alnwick, 13.12.12 Choppington and 13.2.13 Dene Park, Hexham

This is a costed course at £85 per person.




11. Date and time of next meeting


  • 3rd December 2012
  • 10am
  • Choppington Welfare


  Contact Details

Telephone 01670 394425