Addressing key care
challenges this summer
LAST week Care Roadshows made its
2nd stop of the year at the wonderful venue of Aintree Racecourse. The event
brought together the key thought leaders and suppliers in the care sector to
provide its audience with free content, tools and information to help protect
and grow their organisation.
As the sun was shining, nearly 250 passionate care practitioners visited the
show to talk to exhibitors, network with like minded individuals, top up their CPD along with interacting with hands on workshops taking place across the day.
The first seminar of the day hosted by Care Quality Commission saw a packed room
as people took valuable notes on the CQC's 4 strategic ambitions along with the
latest findings on care quality in adult social care and to debate the future of
Sheila Scott from National Care Association followed in the afternoon and had
the audience laughing with her honest and educational seminar about what the
proposed CQC changes will mean to them. This allowed care workers to ask
important questions about the future and how their jobs will be affected moving
Carrie Twist from Twinkl Elderly Care saw the same eager faces around the table
at each of her workshops as people were keen to discover how to use creativity
to inspire memories and enjoyment in their care settings. The visitors were
granted with the opportunity to taste a variety of chocolate, sing songs and
learn about the benefits of arts and crafts.
The next event in the Care Roadshows calendar is taking place at Villa Park
Stadium, in Birmingham, on 4 July 2017. The same line up of industry experts and
associations will be present at the event including headline sponsors, Quality
Compliance Systems, with their popular talk surrounding leadership. You can see
the full seminar and workshops programme
If you are looking to receive free business advice, share experiences along with
becoming better equipped for providing outstanding levels of care then this is
an event to not miss. With free entry, free parking and on site refreshments,
Care Roadshow Birmingham will provide an informative day out for yourself and
For more information and to register for your FREE tickets for yourself and
CareRoadShows.Co.UK or call:- 01425
Merseyside Fire and Rescue
Service reaches out to deaf and hard of hearing communities during Deaf
MORE than 900,000 people in the UK
are severely or profoundly deaf and would be unable to hear ordinary smoke
alarms at night.
Therefore, as part of 'Deaf Awareness Week,' 15 May to 21 May 2017, Merseyside Fire
Rescue Service is reminding the county's residents to make sure they fit and
test the right smoke alarms for those who suffer from hearing loss in their
A whole range of alarms have been designed specifically for the hard of
hearing, with features ranging from strobe lighting and vibrating alarms to
small wearable radio linked pagers. These specialist alarms can save lives,
alerting people to a fire in their home even if they remove their hearing
aid at night.
For anyone concerned that a relative, friend or neighbour may not be able to
hear their smoke alarm in the event of a fire, Merseyside Fire and Rescue
Service may be able to provide them with a hard of hearing smoke alarm
featuring a vibrating pad and light strobe.
Station Manager for Community Safety Prevention and Protection, Kevin Johnson,
said:- "It is vital that people who are deaf or hard of hearing ensure
they have the right smoke alarm technology in their home to protect them
and that they test them regularly, to make sure they work.
Many people with hearing loss could be at serious risk if they don't have
the right alarms in place. Specialist alarm systems provide valuable time to
escape from a house blaze. Without it, lives could be lost.
Anyone unsure about the alarms they need should contact Merseyside Fire and
Rescue Service for a Home Fire Safety Check. We are here to help make sure
your home is as fire safe as possible. Home Fire Safety Checks offer people
the opportunity to get invaluable advice about planning escape routes,
positioning alarms and ensuring that appropriate working smoke alarms are
fitted in your home."
If you have concerns that a relative or friend may not be able to hear their
smoke alarm in the event of a fire please call:- 0800 731 5958 or fill out the
Home Fire Safety Check request form on:-
People who have difficulties with speech or are hard of hearing or deaf can
requesting fire safety information to be sent to them.
Merseyside Fire and Rescue Service also urges people who are unable to make a
voice call to:- 999 to register their mobile phones with the emergency SMS
service. This allows them to text an emergency call to any of the UK's
To do this they should text:- 'register'
to 999 and then follow the instructions received. Or for further information
Once registered the person can make an emergency call by sending a text to:-