News ID: 221
We are very pleased to announce that Wigan Council, Department of Adult Services,
Adult Learning and Employment have placed an Order for ASSET.
ASSET is the ground-breaking, web based application which allows staff of Adults' Services to access information on their caseload securely wherever they are and whenever they need it.
ASSET has been the most popular database system used by Supported Employment agencies since 1996.
The Learning and Employment Service works with a range of community organisations to support a wide range of learning opportunities. The service also provides information, advice and guidance to anyone 18 and over, on any issue relating to learning and work.
The service is free, impartial and confidential. Whether you want to improve your career prospects, get a qualification or just make the most of your job, the service can help you.
Our Mission is:
"Supporting adults in their local communities to access and progress their learning"
The service can help you to get back into learning, develop your skills and improve your career prospects. We can:
give advice on ways to search for and apply for jobs, e.g. interview skills, CV workshop, completing applications forms, basic IT skills.
help link your personal interests and skills to your job or career;
give advice on ways to progress in a career;
identify the skills you may need and refer you to other support (if necessary) to help you to improve your reading, writing and maths skills;
refer you to other support available;
help you understand the job market;
give advice about financial support available;
give advice about services available during redundancy, including how to access services;
give advice about what is and is not available, and discuss alternatives.
The team have extensive experience of supporting people with a range of needs, many of whom have multiple barriers to overcome.
The service is also the primary deliverer of careers advice, advice and guidance services, and a range of other advice services across the borough.
News ID: 219
We are pleased to announce that TACT and CHL have signed the contract for CHARMS - the complete fostering/foster care software.
Plans are now being prepared to implement CHARMS in all TACT regional offices inScotland, Wales and England from January 2010.
The Adolescent and Children’s Trust (TACT) is the UK’s largest charity provider of fostering and adoption services. Our core work involves providing high quality and well supported fostering or adoptive families for children and young people in the care of local authorities. Working in partnership with local authorities from our offices across England, Wales and Scotland, we are dedicated to providing creative, effective and outcome-focused services. We also campaign on behalf of children and young people in care, carers and adoptive families.
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News ID: 216
After running with CHARMS for a year Community Foster Care have now gone live with CHARMS-Pay. CHARMS-Pay integrates fully with CHARMS so that the preparation of carer remittances and local authority invoices is just a few minutes work. Everything is in one place and CHARMS-Pay can link with your accounts system to save dual input. CHARMS - complete Foster Care software, CHARMS - complete Fostering software.
News ID: 217
We are very pleased to announce that Xcel 2000 Fostercare Services Ltd are going live with CHARMS - the complete fostering/foster care software.
After an initial demonstration inSittingbournea decision was made that CHARMS was the best system for Xcel 2000 Fostercare Services Ltd .
Jim Moores CHL, MD said : "Thank you to all the team in Sittingbourne . I really enjoyed the informal demonstration and look forward to a long and mutually productive relationship." CHARMS - complete Foster Care software, CHARMS - complete Fostering software.
CHL's installation and training team will be on site in January 2010.
We would like to thank the management team at Xcel 2000 for choosing CHARMS
News ID: 218
We are very pleased to announce that Independent Foster Care Services (IFCS) are going live with CHARMS - the complete fostering/foster care software.
After an initial demonstration inRumney a decision was made that CHARMS was the best system for IFCS.
Thank you to all the team in Rumney. We (Jim and Ged) enjoyed your hospitality and the installation team are looking forward to the implementation in January 2010. CHARMS - complete Foster Care software, CHARMS - complete Fostering software.
News ID: 212
Published: Monday, 11/10/2009
Reference number: 2009/Familyplacement.com
Andy Clipson, Service Manager, FamilyPlacement.com is pleased to announce the purchase of CHARMS – the most widely used Fostering /foster care database system in the UK.
After careful consideration and extensive research FamilyPlacement.com decided that CHARMS was the best system to help manage carer recruitment, training, approval and placements of children.
Andy Clipson said :
"We are very pleased to have developed this new working relationship with CHL and very much anticipating that this new software will greatly support our continued growth and expansion."
Jim Moores, Managing Director, CHL said:
‘Another important customer for CHL.CHARMS continues to increase its customer base across the UK. It is now widely recognised that CHARMS works equally well in all children and young people's provision - fostering, adoption, residential. It is with considerable pride that we share this announcement with FamilyPlacement.com – an established independent fostering and social work agency. The installation and training are scheduled for November 2009 and the Team at CHL cannot wait to put things in place so that Familyplacement.com can see immediate benefits from the use of CHARMS.‘
Notes for Editors :
Familyplacement.com is an established independent fostering and social work agency. We provide foster placements for children in their local area across a wide region of Central and Southern England. We have a Head Office in Witney, Oxfordshire and a Regional Office in Winchfield, Hook, Hampshire. We are opening a further operational office base in West London shortly.
For more information contactgo to http://www.familyplacement.com
For over 13 years CHL’s systems have provided the information tools for thousands of staff on the front line of social care. Every day, those same staff rely on our systems to manage caseload and to evidence the services they provide to all groups of clients in the care sector.
CHL has a professional team of 8 software analyst/developers with a combined 100 years of experience, supported by training staff, social care consultants and support staff who are there, every day to respond to customers’ needs.
For more information please visit http://www.chl-systems.co.uk/ or call 0161 237 1872 CHARMS - complete Foster Care software, CHARMS - complete Fostering software.
News ID: 213
The success of CHARMS continues with its purchase by Sussex Fostering.
After a demonstrationin their offices in PolegateSussex Fostering and Children's Services have chosen CHARMS as the system to meet all of their day to day Carer tracking and referral monitoring needs. CHARMS is now up and running and we are certain that it will provide support to Sussex Fostering for years to come.
Thanks again to the team in Polegate. CHARMS - complete Foster Care software, CHARMS - the complete fostering/foster care software.
News ID: 215
The North Wales Adoption Service have now purchased CHARMS after recognising that it offers the best solution for Social Workers across North Wales to access information when they need it. The North Wales Adoption Service is a combined service from local authority adoption teams in Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Ynys Mon. We work together to help find local families for local children in North Wales. Mae Gwasanaeth Mabwysiadu Gogledd Cymru'n wasanaeth cyfun rhwng timau mabwysiadu awdurdodau lleol yn Wrecsam, Sir y Fflint, Sir Ddinbych, Conwy, Gwynedd ac Ynys Môn. Rydym yn cydweithio I ddod o hyd I deuluoedd lleol I blant lleol yng Ngogledd Cymru. Jim Moores, MD of CHL said : "I would like to thank the Service for choosing CHARMS. I am certain that it will meet the needs of North Wales adoption workers and will help to ensure timely access (securely) to information." CHARMS - complete Foster Care software, CHARMS - complete Fostering software.
News ID: 210
We are very grateful to Michael Lee and colleagues at Optimum Fostering for making July one of the best months CHL has ever had in terms of new customers. After a demonstration just last week in their new offices in Croydon Optimum Fostering have chosen CHARMS as the system to meet all of their day to day Carer tracking and referral monitoring needs. Optimum Fostering have chosen to let CHL host their data, securely on ZEN Internet's managed server. The CHARMS Online system has now been in active use for more than 5 years and offers complete records and document management with complete security. Mark and Tony are to visit Croydon on Wednesday, 29/7/2009 to train the key users and help to input the first records. Thanks again to Michael and his team.
News ID: 211
CHL's unique, ground-breaking 5Outcomes system is now up and running at Child Action Northwest.
On 23/7/2009 CHL's Jim Moores andTony Francespent the morning with Lisa, Andy and Laura. After installing 5Outcomes we ran through its main features andCANW can now take full advantage of its ease of use.
5Outcomes links to the Children records in CHARMS and allows the user to record progress against the full set of questions in Schedule 3 of the National Framework Contract for Independent Fostering Agency placements.
CHARMS is fast becoming the fostering software of choice for Independent Fostering Agencies and Local Authority fostering services.
Likewise, CHARMS is fast becoming the most widely used adoption software in the UK.
CHARMS is fully web based and can be used in any type of computer environment.
Our thanks toChild Action Northwestfor choosing 5Outcomes.