Show Highlights from Care Roadshows Cardiff 2019
7th November 2019
Care Roadshows had its penultimate event of the year in Cardiff.
It was fantastic to see so many visitors attend Care Roadshows event in Cardiff on Tuesday.
Bringing together care providers and care professionals in this one day care event, we saw many visitors enjoy seminars and hands on demonstrations at exhibitor stands.
Free seminars were available to all visitors throughout the day. They began with Mary Wimbury, Chair of Care Forum Wales. She expressed Welsh Government plans for health and care in her morning seminar.
Followed by Ed Watkinson from QCS Ltd, his seminar gave a useful summary of the recent changes to regulations and inspection processes that the Care Inspectorate are implementing.
Jermaine Harris stole the show with his inspirational seminar.
Bringing people to their feet as they joined in with his motivational talk on the difference that makes the difference. He even walked on broken glass to demonstrate mind over matter and how changing your mind set can help you to overcome an obstacle.
Dr Charles Armitage, CEO and Co-founder of Florence, finished up the day of seminars with his take on staffing the Welsh Care Sector for Success. He explored the challenges around recruitment and retention and how flexible workers could be the key to delivery outstanding care.
Workshops provided by Creative Minds artist, Phil Thompson showed the benefits of simple crafting sessions and how easy it east to get creative with little mess, perfect for any care home environment.
His morning workshop focused on a therapeutic stencilling session, showing the ease of stencilling and the sense of achievement that can be felt upon completing the picture.
The afternoon workshop had a relaxed feel, taking tissue paper, string and delicate hands to create giant pom poms. Participants were shown how to layer the tissue paper and carefully pull it apart to form lightweight colourful pom poms.
QOL showed the benefits of their Buddy limb covers in an underwater display. Catching fish whilst wearing the protective sleeve, highlighted the ability to feel everything when submerged whilst remaining completely dry.
OMInteractive showed off their interactive board of moving images and therapeutic virtual painting programs and New Hall Janitorial highlighted the importance of remaining sanitary in their small competition. Taking four household items, visitors guessed which one had more bacteria than a toilet seat, the results were shocking.
Among the onsite competitions, exhibitor Citation gave a way a bottle of Prosecco to one lucky visitor. Ed Watkinson from QCS, announced the £100 prize draw and presented the winner with their cash at the closing of the event.
For those already using the QCS software in their care environment, a User Lab was put together to better explain the software and demonstrate the benefits of the system. To find out more, contact the QCS account manager for further details on attending the next User Lab at Care Roadshows London.
If you were unable to attend this event, don’t worry, the next Care Roadshows is on 19th November at Epsom Downs Racecourse. Tickets are still available for the event here.