Home >Documents >Tracy Ahern Hertfordshire Micro Market Coordinator

Tracy Ahern Hertfordshire Micro Market Coordinator

Date post:02-Jan-2016
Category:
View:24 times
Download:0 times
Share this document with a friend
Description:
The Hertfordshire Micro Market Project Increasing local choices by helping people to set up and run micro care and support services. Tracy Ahern Hertfordshire Micro Market Coordinator. Introducing the Hertfordshire Micro Market Project. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation
Transcript:

Slide 1

The Hertfordshire Micro Market Project

Increasing local choices by helping people to set up and run micro care and support servicesTracy AhernHertfordshire Micro Market Coordinator

1Introducing the Hertfordshire Micro Market ProjectThis project is being run until August 2013 by Community Catalysts in partnership with Hertfordshire County Council

It is helping local people to set up very smallcare and support servicesWe call these local people micro providers

This will help make personalisation happen so that peoplewho need care or support, have more things to choose from

Things covered in this presentationWhat a micro provider is

What micro providers do

The kind of people that become micro providers

Things that are good about micro providers

Problems that micro providers can have

How the Micro Market Project helps micro providers

Finding out about themicro providers we are working with

What a micro provider isProvider of a very small care or support service

5 or less paid workers or volunteers

Completely independent and doesn't belongto a larger organisation

May be run on a self-employed basis, small business, or community venture

Some may be offered at no cost, and others willbe paid for by peoples personal budgets or own money

What micro providers do Each micro provider is different

They offer different services in different ways to different people

Some micro providers work with people with a learning disability

Other micro providers work with people with a physical disability, older people or people with mental health needs

What micro providers doA few examples of the sorts of services set up by micro providers

1-1 care or support Opportunities to take part in leisure or sporting activities

A chance to meet Opportunities to learnfriends new skills such as farming

The kind of people that become micro providersPeople who are passionate about giving the right care or supportand who want to do it on a very small basis

People who become micro providers might include :People who have worked in social care Family members of people who may have needed care or support People who may have care or support needs themselves

7Things that are good about micro providersThey want to make a real difference to the lives of the people they support

They have a very personal interest in how the service is delivered

Things that are good about micro providers They work with very small numbers of people

They know each person very personally and what they like and dont like really well They work flexibly in a very personal and individual way

They put each person at the centre of things

Things that are good about micro providers A micro provider is their own boss

People can give their own ideas about what they want to do A micro provider doesn't have to ask management if it is ok to do it

Things that are good about micro providersEach micro provider is uniquejust like each person they work with

They can come up with newways of doing things that noone else has thought of

Problems for micro providersThere can be a lot of standards and rules to follow

Micro providers can be very isolated

It can be hard for them to find things outand to let people know about what they can do

All of this can make it very hard for someone to set up a micro service

12Help from the Hertfordshire Micro Market ProjectThe Micro Market Project is here to help micro providers

We give them the recognition, advice andinformation that they need

We are helping more of these services to set up This means people who need some extra help or support have more chance of getting the kind of help they want

13How the Micro Market Project helps micro providersOne person to contact for individual help

Help with ideas for new services

Help to understand personalisation

Help with marketing opportunities

14How the micro market project helps micro providersHelp to fix and solve problems

Help to find organisations that can offerexpert advice

Help to find training

How the Micro Market Project helps micro providersHelp for micro providers to support one another

Letting people know the good things about micro services

Working with the County Council to helpreduce barriers

Finding out about the micro providers we are working with We regularly send an updated list to a wide range of organisations and peoplewho are in contact with people who may be interested in using services that are offered by micro providers.

We are also helping micro providers to register on the new eMarketplace

. 17Any Questions?Tracy AhernHertfordshire Micro Market [email protected]: 07584 211 756

Popular Tags:

Click here to load reader

Reader Image
Embed Size (px)
Recommended