See below for Care Roadshow Birmingham 2022 programme, the programme for 2023 will be updated closer to the show!
The seminars will be covering current issues within the care sector and are free for visitors to attend. CPD certificates are available for seminar attendees upon completion of a Certificate Request Form which will be available at the show.
We can’t wait to see you all in Birmingham on the 24th May 2022, check out below our amazing CPD seminar programme along with our incredibly talented speakers.
New to Care Roadshows Birmingham this year is the addition of our exciting speaker panels! Our experts will be speaking on a range of topics from recruitment, dementia care, QCS policies, and an update from inspectors! Check them out below along with our popular single speaking slots.
10.15am -11.00am: Panel Discussion: Recruitment and Retention – Defeating the Crisis
Recruitment and importantly retention has constantly been an immense challenge for the care sector. What possibilities can 2022 provide to transport employment within care into a new era?
Tobi Alli-Usman, Marketing Strategy Director, Smooth Digital
Angela Boxall, Chief Operating Officer, Majesticare
Amanda Marques, Director & Owner, Cohesion Recruitment
Heather Wehrle, National People and Brand Development Manager, Right at Home UK
11.30am – 12.00pm: Meaningful Engagement Matters in Dementia Care
• What it is to be ‘Meaningful’ and how getting this right is important to the well-being of a person with dementia
• What do we mean by ‘Engagement’, why is it important and how do we get it right?
• What is the benefit of meaningful engagement to the person with dementia, their close ones, care givers and care service providers?
• How can you measure and evidence that Meaningful Engagement is happening?
Jackie Pool, Dementia Care Champion, Quality Compliance Systems Ltd
12.45pm – 1.30pm: Panel Discussion: What does the Future hold for the Care Sector?
Join this panel as they share their ideas on what the next 5-10 years might look like for the care sector. They will discuss some of the sectors current hot topics including the role of technology, funding and collaboration opportunities.
Anne Marie Perry, MD of Abicare Services & CareMatch
Liz Jones, Policy Director, National Care Forum
Alex Green, Director, Radfield Home Care
Isaac Samuels, Chair of the National Co-production Advisory Group (Think Local Act Personal)
Leah Cooke, Social Care Product Specialist, Quality Compliance Systems Ltd
2.00pm – 2.30pm: An Update From the CQC
Join this CQC session to get a better understanding of how we’re changing the way we regulate to improve care for everyone with the publication of our new strategy, as well an update on our work over the last 12 months and a chance to ask questions of your local inspection manager. We look forward to seeing you there.
Carl Gillson, Inspection Manager, Care Quality Commission
Our speakers will be sharing their years of knowledge, strategies and tactics in our exciting seminars and panel sessions!
Take a look below to find out more about each of our experts and why you won’t want to miss seeing them in action.
Alex Green’s Bio
Alex is one of Radfield’s co-founders. Alex and his sister (and Radfield co-founder) Hannah grew up in a residential care home run by their parents in Shrewsbury, instilling a lifelong passion for the power of exceptional care.
Alex moved back to Shropshire in 2008 to establish Radfield Home Care alongside his sister. This continued the legacy started by his parents with the initial founding of Radfield a family run residential care home, but expanding the opportunity to take their approach to care into individual clients’ homes and reach more people by setting up a home care service.
Prior to setting up Radfield with Hannah, Alex had a career that began with a number of roles in finance, both corporate and retail. Having moved into a number of roles within media companies, including extensive experience in community-focused projects, Alex has also worked as an advisor to technology brands. A passionate believer in the importance of community, Alex still works as a director of a London-based social enterprise providing media training and education to young people.
Amanda Marques Bio
Amanda co-owns Cohesion and describes acquiring the business in 2009 as her proudest achievement. She lives and breathes recruitment, explaining “that’s what it’s been all about since I left University”.
As an expert in the field, Amanda works to ensure that we are the best recruitment team our clients have ever worked with. She is passionate about finding, keeping and developing the careers of talented recruiters at Cohesion and describes this as being “just as important for us as for our clients.”
“My favourite thing about working at Cohesion is always understanding the impact of the work we do on the businesses we support. The stories I hear from candidates and clients make me incredibly proud of the Cohesion team and the results we deliver.
Angela Boxall’s Bio
Angela has been the Chief Operating Officer for Majesticare Care Homes since 2017, having worked various roles for the Luxury Care Group since she joined as a home manager back in 2006.
Angela’s People First approach and strong values are what drives her in every aspect of her life and her passion for the social care industry and those that live and work in it, has led to her being involved in various projects across the sector including; being on the Organising Committee and an Ambassador for Championing Social Care, the care sector fund raising ball and Chairperson for the Care Sectors Got Talent.
Anne Marie Perry
Anne Marie Perry’s Bio
Anne-Marie Perry is the founder of a new app-based platform, CareMatch, which aims to provide social care across the country by uniting those in need with care givers within their local community. Anne-Marie has worked in the sector for over 30 years also founding of one of Southern England’s leading home care providers, AbicareShe has had a lifelong passion for care, providing innovative solutions to an industry with historical underfunding which, over the past two years, has taken the full brunt of the pandemic. Anne-Marie has been on the forefront of these challenges, providing inspirational leadership, all the while creating a successful business in a sector facing immense difficulties.
Carl Gillson’s Bio
Carl Gillson is an Inspection Manager in the Care Quality Commission, managing a team of adult social care inspectors covering Birmingham and The Black County. He has six years’ experience in regulation, preceded by a long career in the adult social care sector, including several years acting as registered manager and operations manager. Carl is enthusiastic about CQC’s strategy, purpose and values and committed to playing his part in enabling the Commission to deliver on these. In his free time, Carl likes spending time with his wife and two children, walking, reading and music.
Heather Wehrle’s Bio
Starting her career in the field of training and recruitment Heather quickly progressed through the ranks seeing her reach management level by the age of 21. Throughout her career, she has always worked for organisations with a strong social purpose, where the work she does positively impacts those who need it most.
Prior to her time at Right at Home, Heather’s most notable achievements saw her working on a ground-breaking initiative to support people effected by homelessness back into work and heading up a team to support the long-term unemployed back in to work. Both positions seeing her heralded for driving exceptional results, often against the odds.
Since joining Right at Home, Heather has been responsible for spearheading a multitude of high impact projects, quickly progressing to establish herself as a core member of the senior leadership team. With a catalogue of accolades under her belt, Heather heads up marketing, recruitment and training departments, looking after some of the most business-critical areas of Right at Home; with her ground-breaking work around the well reported recruitment challenges being amongst her most notable successes.
Isaac Samuels Bio
Isaac Samuels is a disabled person with lived experience of health and social care. Isaac employs his own personal assistants and looks after his niece’s personal budget. Isaac is chair of the National Co-production advisory group (Think Local Act Personal) and is passionate about personalisation and how this can support disabled people to have the best possible lives.
Isaac is an established community campaigner and co-production advisor. He has worked for 25 years within the health, social care and housing sectors supporting those at risk of disadvantage due to social, political and environmental barriers such as poverty, health and or disability, to live their best lives. He does this by supporting people to share their lived experience to shape policy and their desired life outcomes irrespective of the systematic barriers they may face.
Isaac has lived experience of his own inequalities associated with his own health and social care support needs. He is passionate about supporting others to overcome these particular barriers. His lived experience of the effects of life-changing health conditions has shaped his knowledge and approach.
Previously, Isaac has held a wide variety of roles which have including being a professional leader and facilitator of integrated policy for people living with additional support needs (disabilities), research and practice within the multiple contexts of nursing, mental health, HIV/AIDS stigma, co-production, mental health research, choice and control and the Care Act.
Co-production is at the heart of all of Isaac’s work which is based on a rights-based approach for all people to determine their outcome and be the authors of their own narratives. Isaac’s values are compassion, equity, fairness and breaking down stigma through living by example.
Jackie Pool’s Bio
An experienced occupational therapist, Jackie has worked in a number of high-profile roles for some of the country’s largest health and social care providers. She is also the founder of the PAL Instrument has authored many books and articles on the topic of dementia.
Currently Jackie works as QCS’ Dementia Care Champion, as well as a researcher at the Universities of Manchester and Exeter. Jackie is also a multi-award winner she won the ‘National Dementia Care Award’ for ‘Best Dementia Care and was also recognised by NAPA for her outstanding career contribution.
Leah Cooke’s Bio
Leah is a qualified registered general nurse with a broad background in the NHS, older people, renal, prison, community and private sector. Leah has worked within care homes in many roles such as a deputy manager, care specialist, quality manager and a learning & development for nurses. She holds a degree in applied health studies and is a student mentor. Leah has also assisted the CQC as a specialist advisor with her focus areas tending to be on tissue viability, nutrition, condition, and medication management.
Liz Jones Bio
Liz Jones is the Policy Director of the National Care Forum, joining the organisation in May 2019.
Liz has a strong background in social policy, care and support and health and housing, with over 20 years’ experience across the civil service, local government and the charity sector including Methodist Homes (MHA), Nottingham City Council and Manchester City Council.
Liz has strong research and analytical skills, along with consultation/engagement skills, and brings with her a passion for ensuring that the voices and views of the people and communities we serve are central to our policy development and implementation.
Liz has a BA hons in English Literature and Language and lives in Nottingham.
Tobi Alli-Usman’s Bio
They work with some of the most successful care home and home care providers in the UK, helping care homes build back occupancy with self-paying clients and helping home care providers increase their weekly hours and recruit new staff.
You can catch Tobi on his podcast Tea With Tobi, where he and his guests share growth strategies for the sector.
Tobi is also one of the founding members of The Health & Social Care Club, which brings people together to network, share ideas and discuss key challenges and solutions within the sector.