Provider Reference Group
We hold regular Provider Reference Group meetings which are open to any adult social care provider in Sheffield, regardless of whether they have a contract with us.
Providers mainly come from the independent sector (private, voluntary sector, social enterprises etc). They cover various types of service (home care, care homes, support planners, day services etc) for people with disparate needs (older people, people experiencing mental ill-health, learning disability etc).
The meetings usually last 3 hours, with a long break to allow for informal networking. They feature discussions and presentations about what matters to providers. We regularly ask for feedback and ideas from attendees to ensure that we keep the meetings relevant. Council officers often ask if they can attend to help them to understand the provider perspective on a range of topics.
Newsletters & bulletins
We produce a quarterly ‘Sheffield Adult Social Care Provider Bulletin’ highlighting the latest Sheffield commissioning plans as well as health and social care issues affecting local providers.
In addition we also send out a monthly ‘Developments in Adult Social Care Bulletin’ containing brief details of news, research reports, journal articles and government policy relating to adult social care.