Powys Advocacy Network was launched with the aim of promoting closer collaboration across organisations whose primary purpose is the delivery of an advocacy service or who provide a range of services including advocacy. The Network meet on a quarterly basis across Powys. The Network is chaired and administered by Powys Association of Voluntary Organisations (PAVO).
To find out more about these organisations check out the services directory link here.
Wales Adult Protection Policy
Wales Adult Protection Policy & Procedure - you can download the document here.
Government makes 'crucial' commitment to advocacy - more information here
Francis Report - more information here
The Advocacy Quality Performance Mark
was reviewed by National Development Team for Inclusion (NDTi) who were asked by the Department of Health and the A4A Board to work in consultation with providers, users and commissioners of advocacy services to build on and update the work of Action for Advocacy, which sadly ceased operations in 2013.
You can read the notes/minutes from the previous meetings here:
30 January 2017 - Co-commissioning/Co-production Advocacy Workshop
7 September 2017
4 December 2017
29 January 2018
26 March 2018
First meeting was held with third sector, private sector and health board colleagues exploring the needs to:
1. Overcome issues relating to nursing recruitment, share learning and/or possible processes
2. Share best practice, through rotation of staff, action learning sets, regular meetings
3. Share training as part of Nursing Revalidation, but also in general for updating/learning new skills. Explore synergies around eLearning packages. There are local nurses who have specific/advanced skills (some of whom are in the 3rd sector. Explore how these skills can be utilised/shared.
4. Explore closer collaboration between District Nurses/Practice Nurses with other nursing colleagues across Powys.
5. Explore the needs around clinical and peer supervision, whether this is within a group or 1:1. This links with sharing best practice but also underpins the principles within Nursing Revalidation.
25 April 2017
24 July 2017 - postponed
26 September 2017
6 December 2017
29 January 2018
1 March 2018
Next Meeting 24 April 2018
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Powys Voluntary Sector
Find information here about the 4,000+ voluntary organisations in Powys including how to access the Info-engine database