Support With Confidence & Infection Prevention and Control Project: Client and Carer Engagement Group Application Form

Closed 31 Oct 2022

Opened 8 Sep 2022


Are you passionate about making services the best they can be? Then Support with Confidence needs your help. We're looking for six people who have experience of using services to join our quarterly engagement group. 

Read on to find out more and apply.  


The Support With Confidence Scheme (SWC) is East Sussex County Council’s locally-owned accreditation scheme which approves local care and support providers. Many are personal assistants (PAs) and micro-businesses currently operating in the unregulated sector of the social care market. The overall purpose of the accreditation scheme is to enhance the quality and experience of people’s care.

The SWC scheme works closely with the Community-based Social Care Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Project. The IPC project provides infection control information, training and support to unregulated community-based social care providers. Its overall purpose is to enhance the knowledge of infection prevention of control practices amongst unregulated community-based providers, carers, and volunteers. The aim is to minimise the risk of transmission within the community.

SWC and the IPC project would like to engage and consult with clients and carers about key policy, practice, and decisions. The experience of clients and carers would provide a valuable perspective to inform decisions on the content of surveys, event planning, and also training and development.

Who can apply?

We are looking for up to 6 people to join this Client and Carer Engagement Group. We invite applications from people who:

  • can represent people with ‘lived experience’ of social care and support to adults within East Sussex.
  • have the ability to communicate their views by email and in a group meeting, and
  • will have some knowledge and experience of any or all of the following:
    • using the Support With Confidence scheme and its accredited services
    • using social care services for themselves and on behalf of others in East Sussex
    • working with Personal Assistants 

Why take part?

By joining, you’ll be making a difference to a joint Adult Social Care and Public Health Project that supports social care providers to provide safe support to hundreds of people living in the community. So, if you’re passionate about making services the best they can be, we want to hear from you!

How do I apply?

Please read the role description before you complete the application form. It tells you what we are looking for in group members, and how we will select them, so should be helpful in thinking about what you tell us about yourself.

If you need the form in another language or format, or you have any other questions, please get in touch with Lyndsey Potts using the details to the right.

The closing date for applications is 31 October 2022.

How will the information in my application be used?

The information you provide will be reviewed to help us decide whether you should be shortlisted for membership of the group.

Application responses will be anonymised before the selection exercise and applicants will be selected based on whether they meet the agreed criteria. If oversubscribed, further selection will be made via random selection.

Your data will be processed in accordance with our privacy notice for volunteers.


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  • Targeted sample


  • Care and support services (adults)
  • Carers support