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Care Roadshow Leeds

Care Roadshows will be returning to Leeds in 2016.

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Care Roadshow Leeds Cedar Court Hotel Leeds Care Roadshow Leeds

What went on at Care Roadshow Leeds 2015?

Care Roadshow Leeds 2015 took place at the Cedar Court Hotel in Bradford on the 12th May. The show hosted a range of exhibitors supplying products and services for the care sector, the full list of exhibitors can be found below.

Alongside the exhibition, visitors also attended a variety of seminars and workshops including a sensory loss workshop from Sense for Deafblind People and updates and information from key industry professionals, full details of the seminar and workshop programme can also be found below.

2015 Seminars

CQC logo 10.30am - 11.00am
How Good Are You- Preparing for a Rating Inspection

Robert Tovey, CQC Head of Inspection, Adult Social Care North West

This seminar will give participants an opportunity to hear what the new CQC Ratings of Outstanding, Good, Requires Improvement and Inadequate are based on and how the new inspection process will assess services against this criteria.
Sonya Ashworth Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

1.30am - 12.00pm
CQC Inspectors Unannounced Visits

Sonya Ashworth, Operational Lead Community Infection Prevention, Harrogate and District NHS Foundation Trust

We are an NHS Community Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) team with extensive experience working with local CQC Inspectors providing expert IPC knowledge undertaking joint inspections of Health and Social Care establishments.

The seminar highlights what IPC standards are essential for compliance with the Health and Social Care Act 2010 and CQC requirements. Delegates will be asked ‘If you were a CQC Inspector visiting your place of work to assess the standards of IPC what would you look for?’ Images of good and poor practice will be discussed as well as IPC resources we have developed to assist CQC compliance.
Maggie Stobbart-Rowlands 
12.45pm - 1.15pm

Living Well and Dying Well with Dementia

Maggie Stobbart-Rowlands, Lead Nurse GSF Centre, Gold Standards Framework Centre

This session will focus on end of life care for people with Dementia, aiming to improve the way people are cared for in the last years of life. The key focus of this seminar will be to discuss the importance of holistic, compassionate and dignified assessment and care of people with dementia as they near the end of their lives. It will explore advance care planning and identifying stage of life, in order to enable proactive planning of care in the person’s usual place of residence and avoiding unnecessary hospitalisation.
National Care Association 
2.00pm - 2.30pm

Making the Care Act a Reality
Sheila Scott OBE, Chief Executive, National Care Association

In this session Sheila will be speaking about many of the changes from the CQC that took place earlier this year on the 1st April including:

• Fundamental Standards and CQC's Developing Inspection Programme
• The Duty of Candour
• Fit and Proper Persons: Directors
• Care Certificates

Sheila will be offering advice to attendees to help them understand and implement these new requirements.

2015 Workshops

Sense for deafblind people logo 
10.00 – 10.20am & 1.30 – 1.50pm
Sensory Loss: A Hidden Disability
Nicola Venus-Balgobin, Project Manager, Sense for Deafblind People

Identifying and appropriately supporting people with sensory loss can be a challenge for managers and staff. If a resident finds it difficult to take part in activities or communicate with staff and other residents, they may feel isolated and removed from the community life of the home.

Join us for an interactive and practical workshop, grounded in the wider legislative framework, which will give participants the knowledge and skills needed to ensure best practice for older people with dual sensory loss. Attendees will leave this workshop with tools to improve the accessibility of their communication, activity planning and care home environment.

2015 Exhibitors

Ablyss Systems logo Ablyss Systems

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.
Acacia Training logo Acacia Training

Acacia Training offers your Health and Social Care business a range of training for all your staff – not just those in care roles. We offer short courses, bespoke in-house training and work-based learning to cover training needs in elderly care homes, hospices, childcare settings, private hospitals, domiciliary care and homes for people with learning disabilities and complex needs. Our specialist, practical training is focused on ensuring that your staff are competent and confident in practical skills; meaning they are trained to deliver safe, effective high quality care.
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.
Aid Call Aid Call

Aid Call have been market leaders in the production of wireless Nurse Call technology for over 35 years. During this time they have developed an unwavering reputation for bringing reliable, safety critical care solutions to care homes countrywide. Aid Call are positioned as a unique supplier within the increasingly competitive nurse call market by offering flexible, highly adaptable devices that are designed specifically for care homes.

We have worked on projects big and small, whether it be a refurbishment or new build. With engineers stationed all over the country, our wireless nurse call systems are in use nationwide.

Visit or call 0800 052 3616 for more information.
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.
at hoMe logo at hoMe

at hoMe is an innovative new service designed to increase access to great arts experiences for older people living in care homes. Currently available to homes in West Yorkshire, at hoMe offers a unique programme of trips out and events in the home, all at subsidised prices. The service aims to give managers and activity co-ordinators new inspiration and confidence in the quality of artists, alongside a programme of support and development and all the benefits for residents associated with leading a full and active life, and taking part in the arts. We can help your care home to be at hoMe with the arts.
Boots logo

As the market leader in care home medicine provision, Boots can provide medication and support for your residents. To help you meet regulators’ standards, we offer Pharmacist advice visits, including Antipsychotic medicines audits, and free e-Learning to support improving resident care and medication management, including:

• Monitored Dosage System
• Patient Pack Dispensing (boxes and bottles)
• Care of Medicines – Foundation (accredited by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS))
• Care of Medicines – Advanced (accredited by the RPS)
• Care of Medicines - Domiciliary Care
• Diabetes
• Dementia
• Respiratory conditions, focusing on Asthma and COPD
• Understanding Cancer
• Parkinson’s and medicines management in Parkinson’s
• Heart health
• Warfarin
• Epilepsy
Brosch Direct logo Brosch Direct

Brosch direct is one of the UK’s leading suppliers of disposable consumables and equipment to the Care sector. We supply thousands of products including one of the largest ranges of disposable gloves on the market. We also stock a quality range of paper, handcare and infection control products as well as hygiene and janitorial consumables, plus many more.

• Price Beater Guarantee. If you find an equivalent product cheaper elsewhere we guarantee to beat the price!

• FREE samples available on most products.

• FREE Delivery available on all orders over £75.00 (ex VAT).

Tel: 01733 230 230
Fax: 01733 230 333
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 offers a free Home Delivery Service for patients that are prescribed medical appliances. The strapline ‘Care for Life’ is something that the company strives towards and the needs and wants of the customer are certainly taken into consideration when trying to improve the service. CLINIdirect is a patient friendly service that has a knowledgeable customer services department and a well-trained clinical nursing team that is dedicated to providing essential product and condition education and training which in turn offers support for both patients and carers.
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.
Essential Healthcare Solutions logo Essential Healthcare Solutions

Established in 1999 Essential Healthcare Solutions are at the forefront of innovation and design, providing high quality Healthcare Equipment and Services. Specialising in exclusive static foam and airflow mattress systems and caring passionately about high quality care outcomes; Essential Healthcare Solutions can be relied upon to help you to select the best and most appropriate equipment to support the care needs of you and your customers/service users.
The Essential Group of companies include rehabilitation care, equipment service and repair, and accredited staff training and education programmes.
Eyecare oncall logo Eyecare Oncall

Eyecare Oncall is a domiciliary optician specialising in looking after the sight of your residents.
As a small company we pride ourselves in providing a service with that personal touch and continuity to support care homes in a rapidly changing sector where there is increased emphasis on individual care.
Alongside eye tests and our wide selection of frames, we provide low vision aids, hearing screening and staff training.
One of our recent additions is the revolutionary Eyecare Plan, which has changed the way the outcome of eye tests are recorded in the residents’ care plans. Carers have found that it has opened up a whole new world into the relationship between visual, physical and mental challenges faced by residents on a daily basis.
Fowler UK logo Fowler UK

Fowler UK was founded in 1966 by Stanley Fowler and remains a family business being run by David Fowler. We offer full custom designed laundry, kitchen and sluice room packages to one off pieces of equipment.

The company offers full CAD design, M & E drawings and installation via its well-trained team of engineers. All our engineers are Gas Safe registered for Laundry Equipment as well as Comcat qualified for Catering Equipment.

Nationwide coverage for Service, Repair or Maintenance on all manufacturers of commercial equipment.

Finance options from outright purchase, leasing or rental to suit every pocket.
Free2Learn at Work Free2Learn at Work

Free2Learn at Work offers a variety of training and apprenticeships, providing companies with the opportunity to upskill their workforce. Our training solutions are designed to equip staff with the skills, knowledge and qualifications to ensure they continue to deliver excellent care services.

Free2Learn at Work specialises in delivering The Care Certificate and Apprenticeships in Health and Social Care. Learning and delivery is supported by our experienced, qualified assessors, blended with an e-learning solution tailored to your requirements.

Accredited by Matrix, we work closely with awarding bodies to provide the best quality of teaching and learning nationwide so our clients can continue to support staff development.
Horbury Financial Services Ltd logo Horbury Financial Services Ltd

Established over 30 years ago covering Independent Financial Advice, Accountancy and Commercial Insurance.

Our team is experienced at looking for competitive and suitable policies from a range of insurers to cover:

• Residential & Nursing Care
• Supported Living
• Domiciliary Care

Why choose us?

• We offer a bespoke service to deal with any claims that arise and liaise with the Insurer on your behalf.
• We offer on- site visits to save you taking time away from your business.
• Our staff have a high level of expertise and are on hand to help if things go wrong.
National Care Association Logo 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.
Nestlé Health Science Nestlé Health Science

Nestlé Health Science began operations on January, 1 ,2011. As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Nestlé, with global headquarters in Vevey, Switzerland, Nestlé Health Science has a distinct role to play in Nestlé’s transformation into the world’s recognised leader in Nutrition, Health and Wellness.

Nestlé Health Science provides nutritional solutions designed to:
• Help improve patient outcomes
• Promote the dietary management of disease
• Enhance patients quality of life

At Nestlé Health Science we aim to understand Health Care Professional needs and support you in delivering the best care for your patients.
Prochem logo Prochem Europe Ltd

Founded in 1974, Prochem Europe Ltd. is a leading manufacturer of cleaning products for carpets, fabrics and floors, including sanitizing and odour control products such as Microsan® - an anti-microbial multi–surface sanitizer/cleaner effective against bacteria including MRSA and viruses including Heptatitis B, and HIV - approved to EN1276.

Chemicals are available from an extensive network of distributors together with Prochem’s range of carpet, fabric and floor cleaning equipment, accessories and spares.

Registered to ISO 9001: 2008 and fully compliant with the latest EC legislation and regulations for the supply of chemicals, as well as CE marking requirements for equipment.
Pure Hope Pharmacy logo Pure Hope Pharmacy

Pure Hope Pharmacy provide pharmaceutical care services to special needs, nursing and residential homes. We have years of experience working closely with care home owners, managers and staff. We understand the needs and requirements of each care home vary, so not every principle can be applied to another care home.
Purple Energy logo Purple Energy Ltd

Purple Energy specialise in the design, supply, installation and maintenance of premium quality, high efficiency renewable heating systems for both commercial and domestic properties across the country:

• Wood fuelled biomass boilers (wood pellet, wood chip and log)
• Ground source and air source heat pumps
• Solar thermal heating systems
• District heating networks

Established in 2006, Purple Energy have an extensive portfolio of installations including numerous care homes around the country.

To find out more about Purple Energy visit
T: 01782 785 927
Snappy Tag 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.
Staffnurse logo is the UK leader in online recruitment advertising for the healthcare sector. There are numerous advertising options for employers, including access to a 300,000 strong resume database of nursing professionals. However, as part of the CareerBuilder family offer a product suite goes far beyond recruitment advertising. Our CareerBuilder1 solution combines the power of a Premium CareerSite, Candidate Management Software, Broadbean Multi-posting, and CareerBuilder/ in an elegant, user-friendly, on-line interface. CareerBuilder1 gives you the insight you need about your candidate attraction strategy and your internal recruitment process, in one simple platform.
Standex Systems logo Standex Systems Ltd

Standex have been developing, designing and implementing care plan systems for nursing homes, residential homes and hospitals for the past 40 years 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 excellence in care planning.
TSYMCO logo TSYMCO Food Purchasing

TSYMCO offer a unique approach to food purchasing - bringing a fusion of food and business to our clients. TSYMCO Food Purchasing offer carehomes an array of flexible food services, training and benefits that save time and money together with improving, meeting and sustaining food standards. TSYMCO deliver engaging and innovative food training programmes that highlight simple methods, flavours and concepts which can be adapted to provide a revolutionary and beneficial dining experience for residents. TSYMCO take a dynamic approach that enables clients to control their catering services, engage kitchen staff, freshen up the face of menu’s and improve standards. All of this is supported by our dietitian and procurement team.
VG Energy logo VG Energy

At VG Energy, we specialise in the design, supply, installation and servicing of class leading renewable technology products and have installed over 850 Biomass Boilers, Wind Turbines, Solar PV Systems in 6 years across the UK from our 3 UK offices. Our team of 90 specialist staff are with you every step of the way to ensure that every aspect of your installation runs smoothly.
Vision Care logo Visioncare at Home

Visioncare at Home is a group of dedicated, optically trained and experienced professionals, dedicated to ensuring that individuals who, for whatever reason, are unable to attend an optician's practice, can still have access to the best possible level of eye care.
This is their right as citizens and a major objective of the National Health Service.
The directors of Visioncare, with more than 25 years combined experience in both high street and domiciliary practice, are committed to providing a client service which is second to none.

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Able Magazine logo Able Magazine

Able Magazine is the UK’s flagship disability lifestyle title. It has a relentlessly positive outlook focusing on ‘what disabled people can do, not what they can’t’. With a wealth of specialist-written, information-rich material covering a huge variety of topics including news, travel, leisure, research, sport and the latest products in the disability marketplace, Able is the magazine of the active disability community.
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Registration for Care Roadshow Leeds 2015 is now closed.

Care Roadshows will be returning to Leeds in 2016 with the date to be confirmed later on this year.

Entry into the event is completely free, to register your interest for visiting in 2016 click here and we will let you know as soon as registration is open.