Care Roadshow Gateshead 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.
10:30am: The Care Quality Commission-2 years on
Sheila Grant, Compliance Manager and Rosalind Sanderson, Registration Manager, CQC
This will include an overview of the current regulatory framework, including registration, compliance and enforcement powers as they are now. (We will look at our new judgement framework and what providers can expect. We will also look at changes to registration and an overview of what providers now fall into the scope of registration)
|11.30am: What does the CQC’s inspection programme around dignity and nutrition mean for the care homes sector’s nutritional standards?|
Lee Sheppard, Divisional Manager - Care Homes, apetito
2011 saw a hugely increasing focus on Nutrition from the CQC. Starting with a 3 month inspection programme into 100 Hospitals, which found that 49% of Hospitals were not fully compliant, the CQC have announced that there will be a further 500, “Dignity & Nutrition Inspections” in 2012. The Inspections will take place from April to June, with a report expected in the autumn. With the NACC recently launching its best-practice guide, “How to Comply with CQC's Outcome 5: Meeting Nutritional Needs,” Healthcare Improvement Scotland publishing “Improving Nutrition...Improving Care” supported by a raft of other Nutrition initiatives, there is no doubt that Nutrition in care home catering has a far greater focus than ever before. Against this, BAPEN have recently announced that 41% of Care Home residents are at risk of malnutrition, so this seminar asks, “What is The Future for Nutritional Standards in Our Care Home Sector?”
12.30pm: The Critical Role of the Manager in Good Social Care
David Lane, Social Care Association
There are 28,000 managers of regulated care services in England alone. They are acknowledged to be a key influence on quality of service. They work between residents and service users, families, social workers, contractors, health professionals, health and safety staff, environmental services and CQC inspectors. They often manage large numbers of staff and millions of pounds worth of business. The SCA asserts they should be regarded as the lead professional among all of those who have dealings with the care home or domiciliary service rightly being regarded as ‘champion’, ‘leader’ and ‘protector’ for the service they manage. Come to this workshop to hear more and about our plans for building up a network of Registered Care Managers.
1.30pm: Skills for Care Offer to Support Dementia Care
Sally Gretton, Skills for Care
- Learn more about the many aspects of the Skills for Care offer that come together to support the social care workforce
- Hear about solutions to support the workforce to support people with dementia with person-centred care
- Find out more about our Standards and Qualifications, Common Core Principles for supporting people with Dementia and our workforce innovation good practice examples
2.30pm: Catering for Vegetarians – Good Practice in the Care Sector
Tina Fox, Director, Vegetarian for Life
This short DVD gives tips on how to make any vegetarian, vegan or meat reducing resident both happy and healthy without increasing costs or the time spent preparing meals. Tina Fox, Director of Vegetarian for Life, will give a brief overview of her organisations work and be available to answer any questions. Currently it is estimated that one in four care homes will have at least one vegetarian resident and many older people prefer to reduce their meat intake due to taste or digestive issues. These numbers are likely to increase as the “hippy generation” gets older and starts coming into the care sector and also as more people become concerned with health issues relating to diet.
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.
Curve Learning and Development
At Curve we have a real passion for developing people, but we are also aware of the need to deliver outstanding return on investment. Our wide range of courses for the health and social care sector provide accredited training direct to front line staff or at train the trainer level. Visit our stand to find out more!
danfloor Uk, manufactures of impervious backed carpets, will be attending all 5 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.
With a low upfront cost and a budgeted monthly licensing fee Fusion enables providers to manage systems, processes and care with transparency, best practice and high standards. Home/Group data analysis will keep you in real time control of your employee and service user records including time management, multi contract invoicing, budgets and occupancy. Fusion is a reliable and flexible Care Management System backed up by in-depth training and support which is easy to understand and operate. A solution to your management issues including Time & Attendance, Rotas, Budgets, Resident Records, Invoicing, Occupancy Analysis, Training, Reporting Tools a Document Management System and much more.
GMP Systems are leading suppliers of cost-effective and user-friendly Quality and Health and Safety Management Systems to the Care Sector. Whether you are an independent home or service provider, a small group, or part of the corporate market, our mission is to ensure that you meet the latest standards and regulations that are appropriate to your business.
Intercall Nursecall Systems
Intercall is one of the most advanced ranges of nursecall system available today, coupling functionality with the most up to date reliable electronic technology. We pride ourselves on designing competitively priced equipment that will outperform practically all other systems available. Come and visit our stand for a demonstration.
LNT Software do one thing, we make Care Home Management software. Using the past 12 years’ experience of working directly with operators all over the UK, we have a product that does a huge amount, but makes it simple; from Care Plans and HR to complete CQC Compliance audits. Based on our ethos of Quality Value and Innovation we offer one complete set of products for a simple low monthly fee. We simply provide you with the vehicle to record care tasks, invoice, pay and improve your quality of care. We take care of all the technical side of things and leave you to do what you do best, manage your care home.
Nichol & Hill Ltd
At Nichol and Hill we provide a bespoke curtain, soft furnishing and an upholstered furniture manufacturing service to the Healthcare industry. For over 25 years we have been manufacturing beautiful curtains and furniture backed up by our unrivalled level of service. From the initial choice of fabric and production of sample designs, right through to delivery of the finished items and beyond, Nichol and Hill is an essential partner in pulling together the quality look and feel that your clients will appreciate, admire and enjoy.
Bloom care technology, developed by Niko Projects, offers one single powerful solution integrating nurse call and electronic care registration as well as direct integration into your administrative software solutions. The bloom Stations, the central hubs of the system, are installed in all resident rooms and communal areas and may also be used for home automation, such as the operation of sun blinds and lights.
Oakfields Online Pharmacy
Oakfields Online Pharmacy is a North East Company supplying Care Homes throughout the region with a one stop solution for medicine. We prepare most of our medication within the Biodose system. This is a unique patented system that holds all of the patients dispensed drugs in one tray. The tray is able to hold liquids and is clearly labelled with the patients name and the dispensed drugs. We will be pleased to demonstrate this innovative system at the exhibition.
Opus Pharmacy Services
Opus Pharmacy Services are the experts in accredited medication training for the care sector. With pharmacist trainers based throughout the UK, Opus can meet the training needs of all care settings including residential, domiciliary (including personal assistants), extra care, supported living, learning disabilities, children’s services, prisons, schools, adult placements and foster care.
Skills for Care
Skills for Care’s role is to ensure that the adult social care workforce has the right people in the right place working to deliver high quality social care. To achieve this we focus on the attitudes, values, skills and qualifications people working in adult social care need to have. Skills for Care works closely with the 48,000-plus workplaces that provide social care, people who use services and carers, and other key stakeholders to develop tools and resources that meet the workforce development needs of the sector.
At Stanbridge we have over five decades of experience manufacturing and supplying a whole host of decontamination equipment to hospitals and care and nursing homes. Equipment that ranges from surgeons scrub up troughs to washer disinfectors. Visit our stand to find out more!
Standex have been developing, designing and implementing care plan systems for nursing homes, residential homes and hospitals for the past 40 years. Our systems operate in the United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden and are designed to meet the ever-changing requirements of The Care Quality Commission (CQC) and The Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC). Our product is the most up-to-date, comprehensive and cost effective system on the market. Whether you are an existing customer or a new customer we have your needs at the forefront of our minds to ensure, as always, we work with you to achieve excellent care planning.
Vegetarian for Life
Vegetarian for Life, a registered charity, was set up in 2007 to help older vegetarians and vegans throughout the UK. VfL aims to raise catering and food standards, encourage healthy living, promote independent living and foster understanding of the vegetarian and vegan diet and those that adopt it. In order to do this we provide an information service – both website and print, free nutrition and catering advice via a number of published guides, the VfL-UK List of vegetarian friendly establishments and services, subsidized caterer training, grants for independent living and other support for both professionals and individuals as needed including a new DVD shortly being launched.
Established in 1996, Zodiac Training has grown into the largest independent training provider in the North-East. Zodiac couple their award-winning training with award-winning delivery to ensure your business and your staff get the very best training and development, helping you to enhance the delivery of care to your clients and meet sector regulations. Zodiac delivers Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships, NVQ Level 2 and NVQ Level 3 qualifications in Health and Social Care, Children and Young People’s Work Force (Child Care) and Playwork. They also provide qualifications in other essential areas such as Team Leading, Management, Business Administration and Cleaning. Apprenticeships, Advanced Apprenticeships and NVQs are usually fully-funded - subject to status.