The Success of the Care Virtual Summit
Since the pivot into a new world where face-to-face events had to be taken to a virtual platform, it’s been difficult to bring care practitioners together. The goals of Care Roadshows are just this, to bring together the care sector to encourage development, networking, innovation and inspiration!
On the 30th July, the Care Virtual Summit took place and without a doubt exceeded these expectations. Lisa Collard, the Summit’s host, took to the screen to welcome the attendees to the online event, followed by a powerful and at times emotional video compilation from National Care Association, Care England, Care Forum Wales, Scottish Care, National Care Forum & United Kingdom Homecare Association, thanking the sector for their dedication during the current climate.
“Very touching. As a sector we must believe in ourselves and stay positive through these times.”
As expected, the effects of Covid-19 and how the sector will recover was a prevalent topic throughout the event. Neil Eastwood delivered a fantastic seminar on social care recruitment, packed with information on how you can maximise your ability to keep high quality staff. Jackie Pool from Sunrise Senior Living, looked at the ways we can support residents living with Dementia in Isolation. Senga Currie from QCS gave her valuable insights on ways we can cope during the pandemic, while Issac Theophilos shared his secrets to keeping your Care Home Business thriving.
Bringing a more interactive element to the event, Steve Gardner from Oomph! got people moving in their seats as he demonstrated how to keep residents happy and engaged (which even included line-dancing!). Jermaine Harris also brought the screen alive, with his inspirational talk on how we need to care for our carers – showing us just how important this is if you want your care business to be successful.
“Lucky this is on demand so I can keep going back for more information.”
The event was also host to Deanna Westwood, Head of Inspection at CQC, who shared her insights on how they’ve adapted as an organisation and the changes they’ve made to regulating. Deanna shared some creative and inspirational ways other providers were adapting to the new normal.
“Acknowledgement and sharing of Care Homes’ innovations is essential especially coming from the regulator, thank you.”
Not only did the Summit include seminars and interactive sessions, it included a thought-provoking and informative live panel debate with social and home care perspectives about the challenges and the way forward for the sector.
“Some great points made, very honest discussion.”
Despite being an online event, attendees still had the chance to interact with the speakers in live Q&A sessions that ran throughout the day, which sparked interesting conversations and ideas. Attendees also left with free care resources, CPD learning, offers to use at future events and a whole lot of new knowledge and insight.
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