BSAB Spring Newsletter 2021

Published: 1st Apr 2021

Welcome to our spring 2021 edition of our newsletter.

Welcome to the BSAB’s Spring Newsletter. I am hoping that the signs of Daffodils and Tulips are signalling brighter days ahead for all of you.

It’s been an incredibly difficult year and I know that many of you are now running on adrenalin. We at BSAB would like to express a heartfelt thanks for your dedication to safeguard our most vulnerable adults during this time.

It’s coming to the time when we can review what’s happened to all of us, regroup and take forward the learning from this pandemic.

Coronavirus has taken so much and so many from us, but it has also given us a chance to see and feel some real-life lessons. There have been many changes to the way we all work together, and much stronger partnerships have evolved. I would encourage you all in joining with BSAB to champion that all of this is not lost.

You will see in the newsletter that there has been some incredibly positive progress with Exempt Accommodation. I thank West Midlands Fire Service who first raised the concern with BSAB back in 2018. I also wish to thank Thea Raisbeck and Spring Housing for working tirelessly to create the change that you will read about.

As a Board, over the last three months, we have been working on seeking assurance and developing a Competency Framework, and on our planned events for the coming year. We will also shortly be in touch to work together to develop our new strategy for 2021-2023.

I hope that you are all taking good care of both your mental and physical wellbeing as we edge towards the end of lockdown.

I wish you well.

Cherry Dale