Care Roadshow Brighton will host informative seminars lead by important care industry experts. These educational seminars are FREE to attend and will provide you with the latest updates and advice. Certificates of Attendance will be available for each seminar session that you attend. Please note that these will be emailed to you after the event.
| ||CQC’s plans to bring about and drive through improvements in health and social care in 2013 and beyond.|
Alan Rosenbach, Special Policy Lead, Care Quality Commission
CQC is consulting now on the new strategic direction for 2013/16 and this will be implemented from April 2013. The focus here is how we make better use of information, how we might differentiate the way we use our regulatory model across different sectors and how we strengthen our work with strategic partners. We will be responsive to what our partners have told us about the way we should be regulating for the future.
| ||Malnutrition Amongst the Elderly In The UK – An Avoidable Problem?|
Lee Sheppard, Divisional Manager, Care Homes apetito
Prevention and treatment of malnutrition should be at the heart of everything we do to ensure older people can live more independent, fulfilling lives. In view of recent care home challenges around providing appropriate Nutrition and Hydration, is this a challenge that we are well placed to take on and deliver against?
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|Defining Quality Care|
Sheila Scott OBE, Chief Executive, National Care Association
The presentation will look at:
• Who defines Quality Care?
• How are outcomes measured?
• Who best understands what quality care looks like to a service user?
• The provision of social care at a time when Local Authority funding continues to be squeezed.
|Dementia and research – the myths and the media|
Kirsty Marais, Media Officer, Alzheimer’s Research UK
It seems you can’t open a newspaper today without being faced with the latest research that will deliver a cure for dementia. Brain training one week and red wine the next – are any of these things the cure? What should we really be taking from claims we see in the media and what should we trust?
This seminar will give an accessible overview of dementia research in the UK and overseas and provide an introduction to Alzheimer’s Research UK, the UK’s leading dementia research charity. It will explore how progress is being made towards creating new treatments, preventions and improving diagnosis for all causes of dementia. It will leave you with an idea of where the great hope lies in research and some of the challenges scientists face
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| ||Developing Your Workforce to Support People with Dementia|
Karen Stevens, Skills for Care
The high quality dementia care and support services that our customers demand cannot be delivered without a well-trained and developed workforce. This workshop will focus on developing the social care workforce who are supporting people with dementia.
The workshop will include an overview of Skills for Care qualifications, products, and resources which can support social care employers when they are looking at the further development of their workforce. At the end of the workshop, Skills for Care aim to ensure attendees have a clear understanding of support available to them, and ideas and suggestions as to how they can improve workforce development in their own workplace.
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How can we get the ageing population exercising to benefit their bodies and minds?
Ben Allen and Steven Gardner, Oomph!
| ||Residential care homes and nursing homes in the UK have diverse populations. From dementia to arthritis, depression to osteoporosis, regular exercise can provide huge benefits. In some cases exercise does not just improve but rather transform the lives of the residents. Before we demonstrate a fun chair based exercise class to the workshop (where everybody will be encouraged to take part!) we will discuss both the physiological and psychological benefits of exercise for the elderly, and what impact it can have. Each of the three workshops will be around twenty minutes long.|
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Advanced Health & Care
Advanced Health & Care is a leading supplier of IT management systems for urgent & unplanned care, homecare, residential care, hospices, mobile information for community carers and back-office management systems for NHS trusts, local authorities and care providers.
Working with partners in the NHS, local government and the private sector, Advanced Health & Care is delivering IT solutions in support of safe, efficient care delivery with integrated management information. Advanced's unique proposition is its range of integrated care solutions offering visibility of information for both the commissioner and care provider.
The Advanced Health & Care suite of products includes: Adastra, Adastra 111, Advanced Community, Advanced Mobile Communications, Carenotes, CareSys, Crosscare, eFinancials Smart Business Suite, iConnect, iNurse & StaffPlan.
AJ Purchasing Services
AJ Purchasing Services has been established for over twenty years and has built up a professional reputation as a reliable and effective supply chain partner operating exclusively within the residential care sector. We support several hundred care homes nationwide and our dedicated team is made up of highly experienced professionals.
We cover a range of services from a large number of local and national suppliers and can offer reliable supply and competitive pricing in key areas of your procurement, particularly within the food service and cleaning arena.
We do not charge for our service nor do we ask our clients to enter into a contract with AJ Purchasing. Our aim is to ensure that you, our customer, receive not only the best impartial advice and market insight but also on-going support and regular tailor-made statistical analysis to provide you with the full controls and awareness within key purchasing categories. We will only recommend the suppliers whose products and services best fit your business.
Allsop & Francis
Established in 1991, Allsop & Francis Ltd specialise in the supply, installation and maintenance of commercial laundry and dishwashing equipment. Through our expert advice and service we have become the largest independent dealer in the south east and are very proud to have the official accolade of being Miele Professionals number one UK partner for the 8th successive year. With the care sector accounting for more than 80% of our customers, our experience and knowledge make us the ideal choice for your commercial laundry and dishwashing equipment.
With 50 years experience we have the expertise to partner you in creating an individual approach to food for your care home. We appreciate that every care home is different and understand the challenges catering within care homes; we provide great tasting food and a system that is efficient, cost beneficial, labour saving and space sensitive. apetito is also a leading supplier in the UK Community Meals and Healthcare markets and is at the forefront of frozen food innovation. We aim to provide our customers with the best quality, most nutritious food and to support them with innovative product, system and service developments.
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carehome.co.uk & homecare.co.uk
carehome.co.uk and homecare.co.uk are the leading UK care websites, with over 1 million unique visitors per month. The websites feature Care homes, Extra Care Housing, Adult Day Care Centres, Mental Health Hospitals, Hospices, Home Care Agencies, Suppliers to the Care Industry, Jobs, Care Homes & Agencies For Sale, Reviews and News. The websites content is also available on our free iPhone, iPad, & Android Apps.
| ||Care Shop|
Care Shop are a leading distributor into the Care Home market, part of Bunzl PLC. Established over 20 years ago as the largest specialist provider of consumable and equipment products to the Care Home market our philosophy is to provide the best balance of product range, cost and service to our wide customer base.
CCP was established in 1999 with the aim of providing a personalised service to the contract market coupled with excellent customer care. This service is founded on knowledge and experience within the industry and driven by a passion to supply quality products at competitive prices. We are proud to offer a “planning to placement” service demonstrating our commitment to customer care.
CCP has continued to develop and expand over the years but has never lost sight of it’s original philosophy and reacts to current market trends by sourcing products from both British and International manufacturers. Our portfolio of products is vast, recognising our clients’ needs for variation in design whether it be classic or contemporary. Budget to bespoke ranges are offered catering for customer requirements.
danfloor Uk, manufactures of impervious backed carpets, will be attending all 6 Care Roadshows with their Healthcare Collection. The award winning range of carpets includes the Equinox collection, featuring the stunning new Equinox Stripe. danfloor's healthcare range incorporates Maedical an antimicrobial yarn treatment which offers a 4 log reduction of 99.99% in the presence of harmful micro-organisms, including the bacteria that causes MRSA. Come and visit danfloor's stand to view the collection and find out what makes our products innovative and ideal for the Care Sector.
Deafway is a registered charity based in Preston, Lancashire providing services for deaf people throughout the UK and internationally.
Deafway provides a high quality residential service for Deaf and hard of hearing people who have additional needs which fall under the general umbrella of Mental Health. We provide 24 hour, individually tailored support packages in our small residential units which provide a total of 30 single occupancy bedrooms. Each unit is individually styled and furnished to provide a homely atmosphere.
As well as our mainstream residential care unit, we also provide a Residential Intensive Care Service which caters for profoundly Deaf people, who present with more challenging behaviours and who need higher levels of support, supervision and structure.
For more information on any of our Residential Services, please contact Stuart Richardson On 01772 796461 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Expense Reduction Analysts
Expense Reduction Analysts is a network of specialist procurement advisors. Our teams enable organisations to save money and boost business performance through effective procurement, improved supplier management and smarter spending habits.
Our sector specialists build long-term relationships with our clients, going beyond short-term gains to deliver objective analysis, informed market expertise and continued financial benefits.
Our approach has already delivered significant savings for our clients in the Care Sector.
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Lloydspharmacy Managed Care
Lloydspharmacy Managed Care provides safe, secure and efficient systems for administering medicines and supports you in maintaining best practice standards. Working in close partnership with you and your team, we’ll establish the needs of your care home and support you and your staff meet current guidelines for handling medicines.
Local Care Home Chemist
Local Care Home Chemist is a specialist provider of pharmacy services to the care home sector. We offer our clients a dedicated, local pharmacist who provides a personal 24/7 on-call service, from prescription collection and delivery through to medicine reviews, staff training and support.
Come and visit Local Care Home Chemist on their stand for more information.
Miele Professional provides the highest quality commercial laundry and dishwashing products. No detail in our products is overlooked. From engineering and programme design, to build quality and innovation, our machines are all tried and tested by us, and in businesses just like yours all over the world. Our aim is simply to make sure our range includes machines for every need that deliver exceptional results, every day. At Miele everything we do is guided by our philosophy ‘Immer Besser’ meaning ‘Forever Better’; it was conceived more than 100 years ago by our founders as a mark of Miele’s commitment to quality and innovation, and remains as true as ever today. It is our attention to the details that makes the Miele difference..
National Care Association
National Care Association was formed in 1981. Its primary aim is to lobby the Government to benefit both its members and the people in their care. The other aims are representing members and their service users nationally, to promote high standards of care, and to support local associations and members.