An outstanding year for Care
AS we begin to wind down following the
last event of 2016 that took place at:- 'Epsom Downs Racecourse, Care
Roadshows' is taking the time to reflect on the years' achievements.
Care Roadshows has travelled all over the UK providing its visitors with the
opportunity to source new products and services, specifically designed to be
used to care for older people. The 1st pit stop of 2016 began in Glasgow, where
Rami Okasha, from Care Inspectorate, went into detail regarding the new National
Care Standards and the key principles that will apply across all social care and
health provisions in Scotland. The seminar rewarded its attendees with advice on
how the new approaches to inspection of regulated services can be implemented in
Moving down the country, Liverpool visitors got hands on with an interactive
workshop presented by:- 'Happy Days Dementia Workshop' and
'Nostalgic Design.' The entertaining yet educational workshop comprised
of sharing tips on social engagement, themed activities and nostalgic
environments for all care services, a key feature following the recent news of
dementia being the leading cause of death in the UK.
The next stop for 'Care Roadshows' saw the highest number of
visitors attend since the show began in 2011. Villa Park Stadium in Birmingham
saw hundreds of passionate care professionals enter the doors keen to hear from
Sheila Scott OBE, from National Care Association, along with Alzheimer's Society
who stimulated an important discussion leading on own experiences regarding
dementia care across the UK.
Each event is tailored for the location and Cardiff was no different. David
Francis from Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) was in demand
following his packed seminar focusing on the changes to regulation, inspection
and enforcement. The Welsh community required clarification following the R&I
Act and David was 1 hand to provide answers to the many questions. Visitors were
also inspired to clap and join in the fun at Oomph's popular workshop to help
motivate and introduce a varied active programme in any care setting.
The final stop in the 2016 calendar was in the capital, London, and welcomed to
the stage Segun Oladokun, Head of Inspection London South, from CQC. Visitors
left the seminar feeling informed and inspired following Seguns' explanation of
the findings from the 2016 State of Care report.
This was the 1st year since birth that Care Roadshows collaborated with QCS as
Headline Sponsor who offered tremendous support throughout the journey. Quality
Compliance Systems (QCS) is the UK's leading supplier of compliance, quality
assurance and policy management systems to the care sector and we were delighted
to have them on board and participate at each event. QCS provided hundreds of
visitors with insights and guidance about how to negotiate the maze that is
providing a regulated care service. At each event Ed Watkinson, their Director
of Care Quality, shared his wide experience of regulation to deliver a seminar
on how to achieve outstanding ratings. Ed stated:- "We have loved working
with the team at the Care Roadshows and have always found them to be flexible,
supportive and professional, we also found the events extremely productive and
it was great to meet so many clients; both existing and new."
Care Roadshows have already seen a welcoming response from all of its exhibitors
who are excited to return in 2017. The dates for 2017 are as follows:-
► Glasgow:- 28 March 2016.
► Liverpool:- 9 May 2016.
► Birmingham:- 4 July 2016.
► Cardiff:- 17 October 2016.
► London:- 14 November 2016.
Registration for the events will be announced shortly. If you are interested in
exhibiting at Care Roadshows, please visit:-
CareRoadShows.Co.UK or call:- 01425 838393.
Jenny Eclair is back by
popular demand with her "Mid Life Chrisis Show" at St George's Hall,
FOLLOWING a sell out 2016 tour,
professional grumpy old woman, Splash survivor, amateur soup maker, and novice
knitter Jenny Eclair extends her hit tour into the Spring of 2017 and she is
back in Liverpool. Younger than Madonna, but eats crisps and likes wine,
too young to die, but too old to stand near the edge in case she gets dizzy and
falls over, professional Grumpy old woman Jenny Eclair announces:- 'How to
Be a Middle Aged Woman (Without Going Insane),' which returns to St
George's Hall's Concert Room, on Sunday, 5 March 2017, by popular demand. You
are most welcome to join her, just button your cardi up properly and wipe that
lipstick off your teeth.
Tackling questions such as, is swearing better than crying, HRT or boxercise;
you decide, Jenny takes to the stage to explore some of the boll*cks that
surrounds the ageing process. Why are so many young people idiots, is Chardonnay
medicinal and how many episodes of ‘Bake Off' does it take to lower your blood
pressure? Watch a woman happy to have lost her dignity years ago, lob a few
grenades back in the face of ageism. Semi bearded and suffering from outbreaks
of gout and hysteria, Jenny puts middle age under the microscope and decides
whether to laugh, cry or buy a dachshund!
Jenny Eclair has been a stand up comic since the last millennium: she was the
1st woman to win the coveted Perrier Award and hasn't stopped banging on about
it ever since. Apart from the stand up she is an acclaimed writer (sometimes
it's nice to just sit down), her fourth book Moving was released in 2015 to
critical acclaim and charted in the Sunday Times Best Seller List. Previously
Jenny has co-written and starred in Grumpy Old Women Live 2: Chin Up Britain on
Tour in London's West End and has starred in a number of other West End
productions including Steaming, Mum's The Word and The Vagina Monologues. Jenny
came third in I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here (ITV1) has presented on Loose
Women (ITV1) and has done ‘acting' on Holby City (BBC1) and Skins (E4). Other
television credits include: Splash (ITV1), Celebrity Masterchef (BBC1), The
Apprentice: You're Fired (BBC2), That Sunday Night Show (ITV1), The Chase:
Celebrity Special (ITV1), Antiques Road Trip: Children in Need Special (BBC2),
Celebrity Fame Academy (BBC1) and Let's Dance for Sport Relief, (BBC1), where
she reached the final alongside fellow Grumps Susie Blake, Lesley Joseph and
Lunda Robson. Jenny has hosted her own show on LBC radio, and is a regular
contributor on shows such as BBC Radio 4's Woman's Hour, Just a Minute and 7
Day, Sunday (BBC Radio 5 Live). Jenny Eclair is also the author of Chin Up,
Britain, The Book of Bad Behaviour, Life, Death and Vanilla Slices and the
co-author with Judith Holder, of Grumpy Old Couples, and Wendy - The Bumper Book
of Fun for Women of a Certain Age.
For further information, please visit:-
JennyeClair.Com. It's worth making a
note that the show contains strong language and adult content, so it's not
suitable for under 14's, with parental guidance strongly advised!