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.