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Care Roadshow Leeds Bradford

Care Roadshows will be returning to Leeds Bradford in May 2015.

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Care Roadshow Leeds Cedar Court Hotel Leeds Care Roadshow Leeds

What went on at Care Roadshow Leeds Bradford 2014?

Care Roadshow Leeds Bradford 2014 took place at the Cedar Court Hotel on 13th May. 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 Pauline Cameron from Dementia Services Development Centre, updates from the CQC and a discussion from Sheila Scott, Chief Executive of National Care Association.

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

 10.30 - 11.00am:
Meaningful Activity for people with dementia

Pauline Cameron, Training Officer, Dementia Services Development Centre

When facilitating participation in activity for a person with dementia it is very important that we understand the impact of the illness. We need to recognise and respect choice in an enabling environment irrespective of age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, cultural or other needs. This presentation will show how we can support colleagues and family carers to be involved in a person centred programme of activity which enhances the wellbeing of the person, emphasising the development of effective communication skills in order to be able to engage and involve people with dementia at every stage of the illness.
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.
Deborah Westhead CQC
 12.45 - 1.15pm:
Achieving Excellence in Social Care: Challenges for the Future

Deborah Westhead, Deputy Chief Inspector for Adult Social Care in the North Region, Care Quality Commission

Adult social care is hugely important, it is the largest sector that the CQC regulates, with a wide range of providers that support and enhance the lives of many people. A fresh start for the regulation and inspection of adult social care sets out our programme of work ahead. Most importantly it describes how we are going to work in partnership to develop our proposals and make sure they are the right ones. We want our approach to identify, highlight and celebrate good practice. We want it to inspire providers to strive to be outstanding, and to continuously improve standards. We must not tolerate mediocre or poor care. Our inspections will therefore look at whether the service is safe, effective, caring, responsive to people’s needs and well-led. This presentation will explain the Care Quality Commissions priorities for transforming how we will monitor, inspect and regulate care homes and other adult social care services, with a greater focus on involvement and improvement.
National Care Association logo 2.00 - 2.30pm:
Are you ready for the Care Bill?

Sheila Scott OBE, Chief Executive, National Care Association

What do we all need to know to keep up with new legislation this year?

• The Department of Health has just finished consulting on new regulations surrounding standards
• The Department of Health has also just finished a consultation on a new criminal offence of ill treatment or neglect
• The Care Quality Commission has just begun a consultation on their new approach to regulating, inspecting and rating adult social care services‏

This is one aspect, the other of course remains Local Government funding of long term care.
We will make sure your voice is heard if you tell us what you think.


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 & Partners

Able Magazine logo Able Magazine

Able Magazine, the UK’s flagship disability lifestyle title is celebrating its 20th Anniversary in 2014. Its 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.
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.
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. 
AJ Purchasing logo AJ Purchasing

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 take time to review your current supply base and assess the value, support and service they are offering you. Our aim is to drive best value from your chosen suppliers and help deliver financial savings without compromising on product quality.
We provide ongoing support and regular purchasing analysis which helps our clients achieve full control and improved awareness within the key purchasing categories.
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.
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 27, call 02476 43211702476 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 11110845 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 effortlessly on-trend, designed and crafted.
Visit our website or contact us on Tel: +44 1706 717070+44 1706 717070
Eyecare on call 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.
Girbau logo Girbau UK

Girbau UK’s laundry equipment for care and nursing homes includes washers, tumble dryers and ironers. ED Series EcoDryers are among the most energy efficient in their class and the HS-6008 washer is top-rated by Energy Star.
The fastest-growing provider in UK laundry market, Girbau is a national and international family owned company that has been manufacturing laundry equipment for over 50 years.
Girbau’s robust equipment assures lower cost of ownership, best value, highest wash quality and laundry efficiency. Energy and resource-efficient machines feature intelligent and easy-to-use controls.
We offer purchase, rental and warranty options to suit your needs and comprehensive customer service and support.
Gompels logo Gompels Healthcare

If you want to save money on your healthcare or janitorial consumables:
Stop reading and contact us now!
VINYL POWDER FREE GLOVES…………………………£1.29 per 100
If you want:
• Right Product, Right Time, Right Price
• Free next day delivery
• Stable and competitive pricing
• Complete range of Healthcare consumables
• Customer Service that says Yes
• A supplier that will do everything to ensure a happy customer
• Exceptional management reporting information
• Proactive reviews with savings on your spend of up to 30% with easy steps to save
• Zero Hassle
Then you need to meet with us at Gompels Healthcare Ltd
HBS logo
 HBS Care Homes Division

HBS Group is a specialist in medicines management solutions, delivering high quality patient services through innovation and the use of technology. Products and services are cutting edge, unrivalled in the UK and in some cases are the first of their kind in the world. Our mission is to enhance patient safety, personalise care and improve quality of life. The HBS Care Homes service is centred on a specialist service to Residential and Nursing Homes, which is the most comprehensive of any pharmacy in the UK and provides unique benefits.
The new central Care Home Dispensing Centre ensures that you are getting service from a team dedicated to you and your needs, without the distractions of walk-in customers and counter sales usually found in a community pharmacy-based setting.
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.
Visit Stand 13 for more information.
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.
Phoenix logo Phoenix Care Consultants Ltd

Phoenix Care Consultants Ltd have extensive experience of managing and turning around care businesses that are failing or require assistance with regulatory compliance, business progression, environment, staffing and care delivery.
We offer consultancy and advice to Nursing/Residential homes and Domiciliary Care Providers. We also specialise in mental health services, dementia care, clinical nursing and tenancy support.
Our comprehensive service includes a preliminary assessment, detailed analysis and action plan for improvement or change to your service.
Our consultancy service is flexible to meet your organisations needs.
See our website or telephone Yvonne on 07720550790 for an informal, confidential discussion.
Reval logo Reval

With more than 25 years experience in acute and none acute healthcare, Reval offers a new and unrivalled range of Bathing, Moving & Handling solutions. Reval makes easy work of facilities and project planning. Our friendly professional service, make us the unbeatable partners in patient care and solution planning.
Royal college of nursing logo 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.
Scott Janitorial logo Scott Janitorial Supplies

Since 1986, Scott Janitorial Supplies Ltd have been providing the education, cleaning, healthcare and leisure sectors with an extensive range of cleaning and hygiene products and equipment. Operating from our purpose built warehouse, offices and training centre in West Yorkshire, Scott Janitorial has developed into one of the largest independent janitorial suppliers in the North of England.
Visit their stand for:
• Environmental Concentrate Chemicals
• Industrial Carpet Cleaners / Vacuums
• Washroom & Housekeeping Solutions
• Training COSHH Health & Safety Modules
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.
Sight and Sound logo Sight and Sound Technology

Sight and Sound Technology has been delivering technology, training, and support in Assistive Technology solutions for over 30 years. We have delivered solutions for the visually impaired and literacy support solutions to more than 15,000 students during that time. We offer a-one-stop-shop Multi-Sensory proposition and are proud to be the exclusive distributor for some of the world’s leading assistive technology solutions.
Our latest development is a touch screen tablet based service, called Respexi, designed for technophobes that offers appointment reminders, one touch videocalls, streamed radio and digital photo frame all managed by family and carers through a remote web portal.
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.
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.
Visioncare at home 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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Care Roadshows will be returning to Leeds Bradford in May 2015 with the date to be confirmed later this year.

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