Leading Wellbeing in Rural Contexts – ONE DAY CONFERENCE

Organised jointly by the Brathay Trust and University of Cumbria

1 November 2016, University of Cumbria, Ambleside campus

Supporting wellbeing in an environment where providers (public, private, third sector, individuals and volunteers) are more professionally isolated requires different ways of working.

This one-day conference turns the spotlight onto the unique challenges presented, as well as providing a forum for exploring responses and opportunities. The conference showcases good practice case studies from cross-sector contexts, including health and social care, uniform services, education and enterprise to name a few.

A framework developed by the Cumbria Rural Health Forum will help us explore diverse practices, in order to draw out generalizable responses and learning for common challenges in rural contexts. These include access, community engagement and resource mobilisation. This will lead to Open Space discussions to ensure critical themes provide important learning to take away for wider sharing and application. This process contributes to an emerging rural cross-sector forum for ongoing networking, resources and communication.

9am Arrival and coffee

9:30 – 9:45 Welcome and introductions

9:45 – 11:00 ‘The challenges of leading wellbeing in rural contexts’

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee and networking

11:30 – 13:00 Open Space session 1

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch

14:00 – 15:30 Open Space session 2

15:30 – 16:30 Closing circle

16:30 Close

Call for papers: The conference will also coincide with the launch of a call for papers for a special issue of The Journal of Corporate Citizenship (JCC) published by Greenleaf. The issue will focus on the themes of leadership, wellbeing and rurality. We welcome ideas from you on the day.

To book your ticket, please see our online store. £50 full price. £20 concessions. 

Concessions will be for; Voluntary Sector workers, Students, Unemployed.

A limited number of complimentary tickets are available to students, voluntary sector and unemployed, please contact:lucy.maynard@brathay.org.uk

For more information: please contact Martin Pyrah/IFLAS on 015394 30228 or iflas@cumbria.ac.uk

Martin Pyrah
Admin Assistant
Institute For Leadership And Sustainability (IFLAS)
University of Cumbria
Ambleside Campus
Rydal Road
Ambleside  LA22 9BB
Tel: 015394 30228 (Ext 5228)

Email: martin.pyrah@cumbria.ac.uk

IFLAS on Twitter: @IFLASinfo

IFLAS on Facebook: @IFLAS – Institute for Leadership and Sustainability

IFLAS Webpage: www.cumbria.ac.uk/iflas

The Care Act 2014

With Part 1 of the Care Act 2014 coming into effect in April 2015, it has far reaching change to the provision of care and support. Part 2 comes into effect April 2016 which includes the cap on care costs.

The act:
– creates a new duty of promote wellbeing in individuals with care needs
– gives carers rights to support on a similar basis as those they care for
– creates a new universal duty to prevent reduce and delay the need for care, which includes those not receiving
– creates a national minimum eligibility threshold
– creates a duty to provide independent advocacy, where someone has substantial difficulty being involved in the
process and there is no one to act for them
– sets a cap on the amount people will pay for eligible assessed care

For further details go to: The Care Act 2014
The government has also produced a series of two sided fact sheets.