NSAB September 2023

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Learning and development

NSAB training offers

Nottinghamshire Safeguarding Adults Board has the following learning opportunities available:

7-minute briefings

7-minute briefings

NSAB has recently added to its suite of 7-minute briefings. Topics now covered include:

Exploitation; What is a SAR; Mate Crime; Cuckooing; and Chronologies, as well as previously published briefings on MSP; Effective safeguarding adults referrals; professional curiosity; self-neglect; autism and mental health.

Check out NSAB 7-minute briefings

Joint carers strategy

Joint carers strategy

This strategy sets out how Nottinghamshire County Council and NHS Clinical Commissioning Groups will work together with carers and partner services to deliver high quality support to carers in Nottinghamshire.

The aims and objectives of this new strategy detail how we plan to better support and meet the needs of all carers over the next five years, by working together to make best use of our joint resources. Its basis focuses on building on and refining those things that have worked well for many carers but will also focus on our aspirations for the future. This includes earlier identification of carers in the community, the provision of more personalised support, addressing health inequalities and improving access to support for those carers who are seldom heard. It will also include providing better support for working carers and young carers, and support for carers when their caring role has ended.

Read the joint carers strategy

Nottinghamshire County Council carers support

Nottinghamshire County Council carers support

Nottinghamshire County Council has recently updated its carers support pages.

You are a carer if you provide unpaid support to a family member, neighbour or friend. They could need support because they are ill, frail, disabled or have a mental health or substance misuse problem.

The support you provide could include:

  • washing and dressing
  • shopping and food preparation
  • helping with laundry or housework
  • keeping someone company
  • helping someone take medication

On these pages you will Information, advice and support for carers, information on assessing your needs as a carer, personal budgets, support for young carers, and the Carers Strategy 2023-2028.

Read about support for carers.

Handy Person Adaptation Service – new referral process for professionals

Making referrals to the Handy Person Adaption Service (HPAS) just got easier for health and social care professionals. 

You no longer need to ring the Customer Service Centre to make a referral over the phone and should use the online referral form instead. Members of the public still need to go through the Customer Service Centre for the HPAS service.

HPAS provides the help and support people need to keep safe and secure in their home with high quality essential adaptations and small practical jobs at low cost.

The jobs reduce the risk of falls or help people remain living independently, ranging from fitting door locks and internal grab rails, to help with draught-proofing your home, changing light bulbs and putting up shelves. Often very small jobs such as fixing loose carpets or installing a grab rail can prevent a fall and avoid a lot of unnecessary distress.

For more information see the HPAS web page: Handy Person Adaptation Service

Nottinghamshire Mencap, Police and University work together to support people with a disability to stay safe in our community

Pegasus card

People with disabilities can be disproportionately vulnerable to crime in our community.

Nottingham Mencap have worked with Nottinghamshire Police Service, The Office of the Police and Crime Commissioner and Nottinghamshire Trent University to produce a film and an easy read guide to support people applying for a Pegasus Card.

The film and booklet explain what a Pegasus card is, how it works, and how to get one.

Find out more and apply for a Pegasus card online

Research into exploitation of people with a learning disability


Does your work entail a connection with people who identify as having cognitive impairment or difference? Researchers from the University of Nottingham and University of Birmingham are conducting a two-year study to unravel the links between cognitive impairment and risk of exploitation in England. 

We are inviting you to take part in an online survey to share your views on the effectiveness of current policies and practices in safeguarding people with cognitive impairment from exploitation. The survey is confidential and anonymous, taking only 15 to 25 minutes to complete. We are also looking for people with lived experience and practitioners who would be willing to discuss this issue in a short research interview. 

To take part in the survey, please click on the following link: https://nottingham.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/ciexploitation-survey

Email Alison Gardner to find out more about interviews

To learn more about the research project visit this link: https://exploitationandci.org/

This research has received ethical approval from the University of Nottingham and follows strict protocols to ensure participant privacy and data security.