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Care Roadshow Glasgow

Care Roadshows will be returning to Glasgow in April 2015.

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Care Roadshow Glasgow Care Roadshow Glasgow Care Roadshow Glasgow

What went on at Care Roadshow Glasgow 2014?

Care Roadshow Glasgow 2014 took place at Hampden Park Stadium on 4th March. The event hosted an informative seminar programme led by care industry experts, hands-on activity workshops and a varied assortment of exhibitors showcasing the latest products and services for the care sector.

Highlights from the show included a seminar from Scottish Care’s Chief Executive Ranald Mair which looked at the changes to the landscape of care for older people in Scotland. Oomph’s activity workshop got visitors dancing in their chairs and gave them some inspiration to take back to their settings and apetito showed visitors how to tackle the issues of providing appealing and nutritious meals for those with swallowing difficulties.

2014 Seminars

Ranald Mair Scottish Care
 10.30 - 11.00am:
The Changing Landscape of Care in Scotland

Ranald Mair, Chief Executive, Scottish Care 

2014/15 is likely to see the most significant changes in the landscape of care for older people in Scotland for a decade.

• Health and Social Care Integration
• Joint Strategic Commissioning
• Self-Directed Support
• Review of the National Care Standards
• The Taskforce on Residential Care

Will it deliver improved outcomes for service users? What will it mean for providers? Should we see it as threat or opportunity?
Ranald will give his annual review of development and assess the likely impact on the sector.
Lee Sheppard, apetito
 11.30 - 12.00pm:
Dining with Dignity – How do you create nutritious, appealing meals for those with swallowing difficulties?

Lee Sheppard, Divisional Manager, Care Homes, apetito

Over 40% of nursing home residents have swallowing difficulties that impact on their ability to eat and drink. For these residents, food and fluid consistencies need to be modified in line with the National Patient Safety Associations Texture Descriptors. However, creating texture-modified dishes that are safe, visually appealing and nutritious is a huge challenge and one that is poorly understood in the care home industry. Residents, both legally and morally, deserve to be presented with dishes appropriate to their needs, yet in many homes, this is far from the case. Come along to our interactive session to see how you can address this challenge.
Alzheimer Scotland logo
 12.45 - 1.15pm:
Is music the best medicine? Enhancing the quality of life for people with dementia and their carers.

Sarah Burgess, Regional Manager, Alzheimer’s Scotland

Can a daily prescription of listening to music improve a person with dementia's mood and wellbeing; and can it also have a positive impact on the carer? Alzheimer Scotland has found that people with dementia who enjoy music often benefit from its use within day care groups or at home. However, there can be limited appreciation of how music could be used by people as a therapeutic intervention, particularly at home. Often the carer is not privy to the positive effects on the person with dementia and fails to witness the change in the person's mood as well as how it impacts on their wellbeing.

This seminar will explore some research around this topic and seek to demonstrate the positive impacts that music therapy can have on the person with dementia and their carer by using MP3 players and headphones.

 2.00 - 2.30pm:
Changing the Culture of Care

Jilly Polson, Dementia Lead Associate, Dementia Services Development Centre

The standard of care that people with dementia receive is of national and international concern. While professional bodies are engaged in quality improvement programmes, most of the contact people with dementia receive comes from unqualified staff. These are typically low-paid workers, most of whom have received no training in dementia care.

In all sectors the necessity to make the transition from a task oriented culture to one which is focussed on the person is now almost universally accepted but individuals, who may have been engaged in care work for many years, can have deeply held views on the way they practice. Consequently, changing values attitudes and beliefs and the person’s perception of situations involves helping them to see things from a different perspective.

The presentation will show that the process of change can be initiated by facilitation of learning which recognises and values life and previous experience, understands individual learning styles, encourages reflection on practice and allows people to try out new ideas in a safe and non-judgemental environment. Staff can be helped to develop their existing skills, gain new knowledge and improve their care of people with dementia. Effective facilitation will empower learners increasing both levels of confidence and their perception of their value within the care setting.

2014 Workshops

Oomph logo 10.00 - 10.20am and 1.30 - 1.50pm:
Get your residents moving in 2014

Steve Gardner

Oomph! (Our Organisation Makes People Happy) specialise in delivering fun, energising and inclusive exercise and dance classes that fill the room with laughter and help to improve mobility, social interaction and mental stimulation. Exercise can help to transform the lives of your residents so join us for a demonstration of a fun chair based exercise class (where everybody will be encouraged to take part!)          

2014 Exhibitors

Advanced Health & Care logo Advanced Health & Care

Advanced Health & Care (Advanced) provide market leading software for care home owners, homecare agencies, schools, supported living providers and Local Authorities. Advanced offer integrated solutions spanning care home management, electronic call monitoring, care planning, financials and staff HR. As the UK’s 4th largest software provider, Advanced use innovative technology to allow organisations of all sizes to increase efficiency and compliance, giving them more time to deliver great care. 
arm logo ARM

Alarm Radio Monitoring (arm) have been manufacturing and supplying wireless Nurse Call and Staff Alarm systems to the healthcare sector for over 30 years. Wireless systems offer a quick and easy installation and are fully flexible for future expansion/alteration.
Various Nurse Call points are available from Bedhead Units to Door Monitoring Alarms, all of which incorporate Anti-Microbial additives to help combat the spread of infection.
Assisted Technology Devices (epilepsy sensors, movement monitors, pressure mats etc) can be connected to the Nurse Call system for automated monitoring.
Other solutions include wireless fire alarm systems and Telecare for Independent/Assisted Living.
Alert-it logo Alert-it Care Alarm

iTs Designs Ltd (Alert-it Care Alarm) is a leading UK supplier and installer of “Plesiocare” Assistive Technology for all care market, including domestic and professional care. We can also assist care providers by providing total project support for the Assistive Technology for new builds and refurbishments. The monitoring alarms are designed to assist carers support conditions such as epilepsy, dementia, incontinence, falling and wandering, as well as alarms just to call for assistance. The alarms can be used with radio pagers, existing nurse call systems, telephones and call centres and suit domestic, educational and professional care situations.
apetito logo apetito

With over 50 years’ experience providing catering services and meals to the elderly, apetito 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’ll work in partnership with you to provide great tasting food and a system that is efficient, cost beneficial, labour saving and space sensitive. So, whatever your requirements may be, you can trust apetito to deliver the perfect blend of quality, flavour, price and service.
ArjoHuntleigh logo ArjoHuntleigh

Residents and patients in care homes, hospitals and other facilities have diverse backgrounds and needs. The ArjoHuntleigh Mobility Gallery makes it possible to discuss choices in care and rehabilitation in a realistic way. Visit ArjoHuntleigh’ stand to find out how our products and services can help you achieve positive outcomes.
Careblox logo CareBlox

CareBlox™, a comprehensive Care Home management system. Whether you’re a single home or part of a large group, our suite will speed up administration, and provide you with greater control. Our product development team uses only the latest technologies, so we can confidently claim that our product is leading edge.
Care First logo CareFirst from Lloydspharmacy

CareFirst from LloydsPharmacy is designed to simplify medicines management by offering a complete medicines management service. It helps manage each resident’s medicines regime from collection to dispensing and delivery, to give a safe, compliant, hassle free medication service. The CareFirst service includes:
eMAR - our paper-free Electronic Medicines Administration Service
e-Care Planning – which integrates with eMAR to provide a cost effective online care planning tool
Care Home Medication Management – offering the complete care home pharmacy service.
eLearning – an Interactive training service designed to enhance staff skills and competencies.

For more information come along and see us at stand 3, call 02476 432117 or visit
Care Shop logo Care Shop

Care Shop is the market leader in the UK Care Home Market.
With access to the UK’s largest range of product and a proactive Sales and Customer Services team, we build relationships, and work with our partners to provide expert advice and money saving solutions across the basket of Consumables and Equipment.
We have a fully functioning, transactional website allowing you to order 24/7.
Dedicated to helping to run better Care Homes, we are able to deliver whenever you need it – Nationwide.
Citation logo Citation

Citation is the leading provider of compliance advice in Employment Law and Health & Safety, working with care providers across the UK.
Simply put, we help you stay protected. We listen to what you need, and then advise on all aspects of Employment Law and Health & Safety compliance. With support 24 hours a day, we work side by side with you – taking away the worries, so you can get on with running your care service.
Call 0845 844 1111 or email for further information.
CLINIdirect logo CLINIdirect

CLINIdirect is an innovative online solution providing NHS and private health services. With a free home delivery service CLINIdirect provides NHS prescription medicines and appliances. Travel health and advice including an online doctor consultation service for anti-malaria medication is also available. A dedicated customer services team along with experienced healthcare professionals are always on hand to ensure that the patient is always at the centre of care.
Croner logo Croner

Today’s care homes face many challenges, with tighter legislation, employment and employee issues that result in lost time, money and trust. From help with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and the CQC standards to personalisation of care, Croner can support you running a 24/7 business and dealing with new and complex legislation that is necessary to safeguard your business. Croner provides you with the HR support you need every step of the way, helping you to avoid legal issues, tribunals and claims, whilst supporting the management and welfare of employees. Our solutions help you deal effectively and efficiently with all HR requirements before they become time consuming and costly to your business.
 Dementia Services Development Centre

Dementia Services Development Centre. Our staff of academics, health and social care professionals, researchers and event organisers provide comprehensive dementia education and training, consultancy and research services. The Centre’s flagship Iris Murdoch Building is a model for dementia friendly design. This open and welcoming environment provides inspiration for our team’s work in designing and remodelling care homes for people with dementia. Research into understanding the needs of people and how to support them is central to our work. The Research Group are members of the University of Stirling who conduct research our understanding of dementia and related matters. Their research projects help to improve the quality of life and services for people with dementia and their carers.
Edmundbell logo Edmund Bell Fabrics

Behind all the best curtains there’s an Edmund Bell fabric and we are the first choice for professional curtain makers.
As one of the leading suppliers of soft furnishing products across the UK and Europe, we offer a wide selection of exceptional soft furnishing solutions and distinctive collections of flame retardant fabrics aimed at the care sector. Focusing on innovation and excellence, our inspirational woven designs, vibrant prints and decorative blackouts are synonymous in high quality as they are to effortlessly on-trend, designed and crafted.
Visit our website or contact us on Tel: +44 1706 717070
Electrolux logo Electrolux Professional

Electrolux Professional provide Laundry Solutions to the healthcare market worldwide. As well as the equipment itself, we also provide a full service from laundry audits and equipment specification to installation and on-going training.
Our Line 5000 range is the most economical to run and consists of washer extractors, dryers, ironers and finishing equipment as well as Barrier washers for the optimum in infection control.
Within the healthcare sector we recognise the prime concern of hygiene and infection control, which is why we have also developed many tools and literature to demonstrate how you can help combat cross contamination complying to current legislation CFPP 01-04 and the RABC process.
Fast Aid logo Fast Aid Medical and Mobility

Supported by Invacare Ltd, a leading manufacturer and distributor of Mobility and Community Healthcare equipment, Fast Aid Medical and Mobility will be exhibiting a range of Moving and Handling products, including Invacare’s I-Transia and Robin ceiling hoist solutions, as well as the popular and highly cost effective BirdieTM mobile hoist – now with an increased weight limit of 180kg. Fast Aid Medical and Mobility have nearly 40 years’ experience in providing moving and handling products and acute care equipment to care home customers. With a team of highly trained Product Specialists we can assess and supply the very best equipment for the customer at great value prices.
Frank Irvine Solicitors logo Frank Irvine Solicitors

Welcome to Frank Irvine Solicitors. We are a leading firm of Civil Court Practitioners. We offer an unrivalled client-driven service whilst always looking to be responsive to our clients’ changing needs.
We are also able to offer legal representation and consultancy services relating to all regulatory authorities including the Care Inspectorate, Scottish Social Services Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, General Medical Council, Mental Welfare Commission and Office of the Public Guardian.
We have a proven track record of effective representation whilst dealing with statutory bodies and are able to assist organisations and individuals in all areas of regulation.
We offer both a reactive service relating to investigations and enquiries undertaken by regulatory authorities and seek to work with our clients on a pro-active consultancy basis with a view to minimising potential regulatory difficulties.
We are happy to discuss any of these matters and have been proud to be delivery our service since 1999.
Gompels logo Gompels Healthcare

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• Proactive reviews with savings on your spend of up to 30% with easy steps to save
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Then you need to meet with us at Gompels Healthcare Ltd
Invacare logo Invacare

Supported by Invacare Ltd, a leading manufacturer and distributor of Mobility and Community Healthcare equipment, Fast Aid Medical and Mobility will be exhibiting a range of Moving and Handling products, including Invacare’s I-Transia and Robin ceiling hoist solutions, as well as the popular and highly cost effective BirdieTM mobile hoist – now with an increased weight limit of 180kg. Fast Aid Medical and Mobility have nearly 40 years’ experience in providing moving and handling products and acute care equipment to care home customers. With a team of highly trained Product Specialists we can assess and supply the very best equipment for the customer at great value prices.
JHS logo JHS Carpets

Joseph, Hamilton and Seaton (JHS) have been a leading supplier of commercial carpet, contract carpet tiles and commercial floorcoverings in the UK for over 50 years.
We are a major supplier to hotels, offices, schools, nursing homes, student accommodation, hospitals, social housing, new builds and retail outlets. We have been part of the Headlam Group plc since 1999.
JHS supplies a large range of carpets, carpet tiles and other specialist floorcoverings. Our range offers the widest choice of products available to flooring contractors, architects and other specifiers. Whether you need office carpets, hotel carpets or even pub carpet – JHS have what you need.
JLA logo JLA

You may know JLA purely for our laundry equipment and services, but we have so much more to offer - with an ever-growing range of solutions that will cut hassle and save money in other areas of your organisation such as your kitchens.
Our high performance cookers, refrigeration units and thermal disinfection dishwashers, time-saving bedpan washers and macerators, user-friendly washing machines with sluice programmes and energy-efficient dryers are all available with 7-day breakdown cover - and our experts can help with planning, design and project management for new builds, refurbishments or full fit-outs.
Lynx logo Lynx Purchasing

Lynx Purchasing is a team of experienced buying experts who help care homes and healthcare caterers buy better. We already work with more than 2000 businesses including care homes, hotels, pubs, restaurants, and education providers. We offer caterers access to the best prices in the market, with no fees, no contracts, and no tie-ins to specific suppliers, across a wide range of products including food and drink, equipment, utilities and telecoms. Lynx customers also benefit from detailed market insight, enabling them to plan menus and manage costs more effectively.
Select Medical logo
 Select Medical Ltd

Welcome to Select Medical, Pressure Care Specialists supplying pressure mattresses and pressure cushions to NHS hospitals, community equipment stores, the independent care home owner, care home groups, hospices and private hospitals - incorporating a comprehensive range of nursing care beds, specialist bariatric mattresses/equipment, moving and handling products.
Our services also include pressure mattress cleaning/decontamination, tailored pressure mattress repair and rental programmes, all at extremely competitive prices. Rental products include nursing care beds for community and the acute, backed by a high level of service for the pressure care industry.
Snappy Tags logo Snappy Tags

Snappy Tags - The one step solution for labelling clothes for Care Homes.
Care home staff spend a huge amount of time ensuring they have correctly identified each resident’s clothing. Lost and incorrectly returned garments can cause great distress to residents and their relatives and, with this in mind, Snappy Tag is pleased to introduce a quick, easy and cost-effective way to name residents’ clothing. Snappy Tags are discreet, and resemble small buttons, making them comfortable and unobtrusive to the wearer. Names are permanently laser etched into the tag, ensuring that they will never fade, even in industrial laundry conditions. Snappy Tags are simply snapped onto the garment seam or laundry label using the Snappy Tag applicator.
Stanbridge logo Stanbridge

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 bedpan washer disinfectors.
Planning and design help is available to existing homes, refurbishment projects and new builds to ensure compliance and minimise cross contamination. Our expert engineers provide servicing and maintenance, whilst our dedicated trainers provide hands-on staff training to demonstrate regulators preferred method of sluice room operation, thus providing optimum infection control.

Vegetarian for life logo 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 available now.


How to Register

Click here to register interestRegistration for Care Roadshow Glasgow 2014 is now closed.

Care Roadshows will be returning to Glasgow in April 2015 with the date to be confirmed later this year. 

Entry into the event is completely free, to register your interest for visiting in 2015 click here and we will let you know as soon as registration is open.