Care Roadshow Leeds Bradford hosted informative seminars led by important care industry experts. These educational seminars were FREE to attend and provided visitors with the latest updates and advice.
| 10.00 – 10.30am: CQC update on current developments |
Deborah Westhead, Head of Regional Compliance North East, Care Quality Commission
The seminar will deal with the current issues facing the care sector and updates about the CQC.
| ||11.00 – 11.30am: 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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| ||12.00 – 12.30pm: Developing Your Workforce to Support People with Dementia|
Fiona MacMillan, 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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| ||1.00 – 1.30pm: 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.
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| ||2.00 – 2.30pm: What's new in the world of dementia care?|
Jo Crossland, Dementia Care Practice Development Consultant and Trainer, Bradford Dementia Group
Jo Crossland will discuss the changing culture of dementia care and share some of the work currently going on at Bradford Dementia Group.
10.35am, 11.35am and 1.35pm
How can we get the ageing population exercising to benefit their bodies and minds?
Ben Allen and Julie Christensen, 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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Ablyss Systems are the provider of CMS, The Care Management System, a complete software solution for the care sector. CMS is designed to manage your day-to-day care and staffing needs from care plans, risk assessments and reviews through to absence tracking, training and rotas. The software has been designed to be fully customisable allowing it to be adapted to different types of care provision whilst retaining a clear and attractive layout. Coupled with extensive security and auditing features, keeping on top of the Care Standards stringent record keeping has never been easier.
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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.
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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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.
Elior Healthcare - Catering expertise to help you provide the best possible care. Our experienced Healthcare team understands the complex needs of caring for vulnerable people – be it in an extra care, residential or nursing setting. We produce fabulous, fresh food in your kitchens to make mealtimes the highlight of the resident day. Our restaurant style menus create an excellent shop window to promote quality throughout your home.
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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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.
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Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust
We are an experienced NHS Community Infection Prevention and Control Team and have developed a resource specifically designed to assist health and social care providers to become compliant with the Health and Social Care Act 2008 and Care Quality Commission (CQC) registration. As well as keeping infection control knowledge and skills of your staff up to date, the resource will also help you demonstrate your organisational response to delivery of safe care to the CQC.
JTM supply and service commercial laundry and dishwashing equipment. We specialise in infection control with a wide range of products and services such as independent disinfection validation units and detergents that eradicate superbugs at low wash temperatures. This is all backed up by our 7 day rapid response service team and manned 24/7 telephone support line.
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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.
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.
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Paul James Contracts Ltd
Paul James Contracts Ltd was established back in 1992 and specialises in total furniture and furnishing contracts for care establishments of all kinds. They offer a range of quality furniture and furnishings from a range of British manufacturers. The company has been responsible for the furnishing of hundreds of care homes of all kinds including Elderly, Dementia, Challenging behaviour, Brain Injury and sheltered housing. They can also offer an optional interior design service that includes the provision of scheme boards samples etc. One of our directors is a qualified nurse who worked in a care home for over fifteen years after leaving the N.H.S. This enables us to provide not just an aesthetically pleasing environment but also one that is practical.
The company has just been awarded the distribution rights for a new touch screen system that has been developed and tested by Dundee University. The CIRCA system offers a range of music, film and t.v. clips, photographs and games to assist with long term memory for clients with dementia and has proven to be very successful. The idea being that a carer or relative can sit with the resident and use the system to both entertain and generate discussion. The company will be demonstrating this system on their stand during the day and Martyn Ryan will be on hand to assist with any questions.
Pharmacy4Homes is a specialist pharmacy services provider that supports the full spectrum of medicines related compliance requirements for residential and nursing homes.
Our dedicated service is focused exclusively on the specific needs of the care home sector which ensures we provide an expert service, catering to the unique needs of all residents including those with specialist clinical conditions. Our dedicated service centre supports all of our care home customers with no disruptions or distractions to ensure you always get a high quality service including an out of hours service.
We supply a brand new patented medicine compliance aid which saves administration time, reduces waste and improves medicine safety. Along with this are our user friendly MAR charts, accredited training and many other benefits resulting in a whole system support package.
Richards Residential Supplies
Celebrating our 30th year of providing Simple Solutions to the Care Home sector, Richards Residential Supplies are delighted to be supporting our local Care Roadshow.
We will be demonstrating some of our latest developments, including the Wacmat® Ultra, partner to the best-selling Wacmat®; Activity Wall and Sensory Cushion, part of our unique ‘LifeHouse’ sensory room design; ContiPower, back-up power supply for Pressure Care Mattresses and Profiling Beds; and our Safe’T’seat, non-slip, heavy duty toilet seat, now available in Cobalt Blue.
We will also be running a Special Promotion on our SitDry cushion for visitors to the Roadshow.
Royal College of Nursing
The Royal College of Nursing is the largest professional trade union for nursing in the UK. We represent over 410,000 members wherever they work. We represent nurses, midwives, assistant practitioners, care assistants, and student nurses.
We provide education, training, professional leadership and employment relations advice and support to our members and health and social care employers. We also have relationships with professional and care quality regulators, and active political influence both in the UK, Europe and internationally.
Our aim is to support and assist organisations and our members in providing high quality care to patients and clients. As a result we have various professional development programmes and ways of working with employers which can assist you in your business. For more information visit www.rcn.org.uk/support/independent_sector
SCA Hygiene Products UK Ltd
SCA is the leading supplier of paper hygiene products in Europe. Our Tork and Lotus Professional® branded solutions can be found in most NHS Trusts in England & Wales, whilst our Tork Advanced 2ply zigzag hand towel is the most popular hand towel in the NHS in England. We offer hygiene systems – dispensers and refills – that can deliver genuine cost savings whilst improving hygiene standards. We have an excellent understanding of hand hygiene compliance in healthcare environments and offer compete hand washing and drying solutions tailored to all areas from public washrooms to hygiene critical. SCA is a global leader in sustainability with several independent accreditations for its achievements.
seca, the world leader in medical weighing and measuring has its own branch in the United Kingdom: seca UK. The seca team based in Birmingham has successfully ensured since 1979 that seca scales and measuring instruments stay at the top of the British market - seca is the market leader in Great Britain.
Weighing a person who uses a wheelchair can be a complicated process, but it doesn’t have to be. The multifunctional scales by seca offer ease of use whether the patient is sitting in a wheelchair or standing – precise measurements can be made in any position.
How can you weigh immobile patients or those who are unsteady on their feet? seca chair scales can be brought directly to the patient when needed, sparing unnecessary effort. The intelligent construction with fold-away footrests enables the patient to sit down comfortably and stand up safely. The precise weighing technology provides accurate results.
Visit the seca stand for a product demonstration of seca chair and wheelchair scales.
Select Payroll Solutions
Select Payroll Solutions provide a managed payroll solution to businesses with up to around 200 employees. We recognize that paying your employees is a vital task for any business, but it can be all too easy to get it wrong in this increasingly complex area. At Select Payroll Solutions we pride ourselves on our reputation for providing an accurate and reliable service. You can rest assured that your payroll is in safe hands as we place such high importance on getting it right, first time, every time.
Outsourcing your payroll will save you time and money by removing the burden of managing your own payroll. With the introduction of Real Time Information (RTI) in April there will be extra pressure on businesses, we can help you with this. We are already live on the RTI pilot scheme with some of our clients and ready for the roll out to the remainder of our customer base in April.
The Care Academy UK
The Care Academy (UK) has been developed in partnership with Care Providers and after much research from the Care Quality Commission, Skills for Care and others.
To compliment Care Providers existing activities, The Care Academy UK offers a range of services to help:
• Maximise Business Performance (including our unique, FREE, Recruitment & Retention Service)
• Reduce your costs
• Meet Inspection standards, including CQC
• Maintain/Improve quality of service
• Solve business issues so you can focus on providing professional, quality care
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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.
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Visioncall is the largest provider of domiciliary eye care in the UK, currently servicing over 7,000 care homes. We have a well-established reputation in the care home sector, and we can also visit clients in their own homes. We’re a national organisation with a local approach to service delivery, focused on delivering appropriate solutions for each individual.
Our services are geared towards helping those with cognitive impairment to enjoy quality of life through prescribing appropriate corrective devices and also offering a range of products to allow the individual to live as independently as possible for as long as possible.