The Alzheimer’s Show is returning for its sixth year in 2018 and will be at Olympia London on Friday June 8 and Saturday June 9. The UK’s leading event for people living with Alzheimer’s, dementia or memory loss, The Alzheimer’s Show brings help and hope to families and carers and welcomes the public and professionals.
Returning to Villa Park Stadium on 3rd July, Care Roadshow aims to inform and inspire its visitors throughout the one-day event. Free educational seminars will be running across the day from 10am onwards and include an array of speakers from Care Quality Commission to Ladder to the Moon focussing on innovation and outstanding practice.
Developed with care practitioners in mind, the programme has been carefully selected to ensure that all aspects of the care industry are considered from a diverse range of exhibitors providing support on the latest technologies and innovations, to speakers covering inspections, dementia and training that consistently innovates, improves and delivers high quality outcomes.
Whether you’re coming to Care Roadshow Liverpool to create valuable connections, generate new business, acquire the latest products, learn new skills or visualise the future of the care sector then you will not be disappointed. Coming to Aintree Racecourse, Liverpool on Tuesday 15th May, Care Roadshows anticipates yet another informative and inspiring day for all those who attend.
The organisers of the Future of Care Conference are delighted to announce that following on from the success of 2018, a date has been confirmed for 2019. The second Future of Care Conference will be held once again at the established venue of The King’s Fund in London on 19th March 2019 and will host a thought-provoking seminar programme with an outstanding line-up of speakers.
Speaking on the conference, Emma Barrett, Event Director, comments:
Etac R82, the UK’s leading specialist in Scandinavian-inspired assistive equipment for disabled children and adults, will be supporting Naidex seminars wth Immedia and Molift products.
New for 2018, Naidex will be offering a ‘Moving and Handling Lab’ which provides CPD-acreddited equipment demonstrations for healthcare professionals. These workshops will provide an invaluable opportunity for physiotherapists, carers and moving and handling specialists to learn the latest techniques for safer people transfers. To enhance the experience for all attendees, Etac R82 is loaning a selection of products from its world-class range which will include:
Molift Raiser with Raiser Belt
Immedia SatinSheet in-bed system
Immedia 4wayGlide in-bed system for complex needs
Despite the cold weather, things are hotting up for the return of Care Roadshow Glasgow to Hampden Park Stadium on Tuesday 17th April. This will be the eighth year that Care Roadshows has graced Scottish soil with its free informative event that is tailored to the care workers in the region.
As previous years have proved, the free CPD seminars, workshops and networking opportunities offer a valuable day out for all those who attend. The morning will be kick started at 10am with the first of two interactive workshop hosted by Oomph! ‘Leading a “Full life for life” and an intro to Wellbeing’.
Against the backdrop of increasing service pressures within the sector, the Future of Care Conference provides a platform to look forward to the future and collaborate to support each other with advice and knowledge as we move forward despite the crisis in both funding and workforce.
This brand-new one-day conference consists of a range of high calibre speakers from across the industry who will impart their knowledge and innovative ideas. Sights are set firmly on the future as topics include ‘What next for the care home sector’ and ‘Understanding the trends and future challenges with Alzheimer’s’.
UK-wide tea parties will help to raise funds for families facing dementia
Icing sugar is flying off the supermarket shelves and the kettle is officially on! It can only mean that people are gearing up for one thing: ‘Time for a Cuppa’ campaign. From 1st-8th March 2018, fundraisers up and down the country will be channelling their inner baker and leaving no teacup unturned as they raise money for specialist dementia Admiral Nurses.
Admiral Nurses provide the specialist support that families need. When things get challenging or difficult, Admiral Nurses work alongside families affected by dementia, giving them one-to-one support, expert guidance and practical solutions, helping families with more confidence and less fear.
North-West based charity, Advocacy Focus, has launched a brand new conference for health and social care professionals.
The award winning advocacy provider, which this year celebrates its 20th anniversary, will host ‘Breaking Barriers’ at Preston Grasshoppers RUFC on 14th March 2018.
Justine Hodgkinson, CEO, says: “We wanted to do something really special for our anniversary year, so we came up with Breaking Barriers, which aims to provide an informative, interesting and interactive day for health and social care professionals, with a real focus on working in partnership.”
Advocacy Focus supports individuals and helps them to achieve the outcomes that matter to them in their lives when dealing with health and social care services and local authorities.
Association for Continence Advice Annual Conference and Exhibition 2018
The Seven Ages of Continence Bic, Bournemouth 21–22 May 2018
Association for Continence Advice are delighted to announce that their annual conference will be held in Bournemouth on Monday 21st and Tuesday 22nd May 2018. The full exhibition will be held at the Bournemouth International Centre.
The theme of this year’s programme is The Seven Ages of Continence. As always, the conference would not be complete without it’s extensive exhibition which will feature a large array of industry leading companies offering new innovative products and practical solutions.
UK schools outdoor learning focus to be rewarded in new awards programme
Schools across the UK are being encouraged to showcase the use of their outside learning areas in a new awards programme designed especially for the sector.
The Pocca Awards, developed by outdoor canopy provider i2o Ltd, has been launched to recognise and reward education establishments using available outside space to inspire students and enhance learning.
Schools are invited to demonstrate their outdoor learning approach and highlight how innovative and creative they have been in utilising their outside space in four distinct categories.
1. Active learning outside: how outdoor learning space encourages physical activities outside such as balancing, PE, Games, Sport and Play.
Queensway House, a residential care home in Hemel Hempstead, is to open its doors to members of the public and prospective residents to give them the opportunity to learn more about what it has to offer.
The home, which is located in Jupiter Drive, will be providing visitors with a guided tour of the facilities and entertainment from singer, Ricardo, who will be performing a sing along with residents at the home.
Those who attend the event on 18 January 2018 between 2.30pm and 4pm can also learn about the home, which has rooms for up to 80 residents, its staff and the activities it can offer to those aged 65 and over.
A care home manager from Greenock is celebrating after being named the joint winner of a prestigious nursing leadership award. Barbara Lawson, Home Manager at Meallmore Ltd’s Kincaid House care home, has scooped the win for the coveted Sue Pembrey Award 2017, which recognises clinical leaders who play a vital role in enabling high quality, person centred care.
The committed manager, who has worked with Meallmore for six years, was nominated by the University of the West of Scotland, where she is currently studying for an MSc in Gerontology and Later Life studies.
The Maria Montessori Institute is proud to present, for the first time in the UK, a unique event: a two-day workshop showing how the knowledge and practical wisdom of Montessori can be used to better the lives of those who have dementia.
The goal of the Montessori programme is to support people living with dementia by preparing an environment that enables them to care for themselves, others, and their community. This innovative approach, which is gaining momentum in Australia, the US, and now being introduced here, can be adopted for individuals or groups, and used at home as well as in residential care settings and hospitals.
Future of Care Conference, a brand-new event taking place at The King’s Fund in London on 13th March 2018 is pleased to announce that Fiona Phillips, journalist and broadcaster is chairing the event.
A passionate campaigner for a number of national charities, Fiona is an ambassador for Age UK, The Alzheimer’s Society, Alzheimer’s Research UK, Carers UK, The Prince’s Trust, MIND, Plan International and Missing People.
Commenting on the conference, Fiona explained ‘I am delighted to chair at this event as it is a subject close to my heart. I am keen to hear what the future holds, not only for those who work in the care sector, but also to those who it affects – us.’
Diabetes Professional Care has announced that Professor Kamlesh Khunti, Professor of Primary Care Diabetes and Vascular Medicine at the University of Leicester’s Diabetes Research Centre, will deliver a keynote session on ‘Evidence-based commissioning of high quality diabetes care’ at the DPC2017 conference.
As co-director of the Leicester Diabetes Centre, Professor Khunti leads a research group that is working on the early identification of, and interventions with, people who have diabetes or are at increased risk of developing diabetes. His work has influenced national and international guidelines on the screening and management of people with diabetes.
Healthcare Workers who provide excellent patient care across the UK have been announced as finalists and regional winners for the Skills for Health’s Our Health Heroes Awards 2017, sponsored by Health Education England.
The Our Health Heroes Awards, established in 2016 aim to celebrate the unsung healthcare heroes from across the UK, including those working in the NHS, that go above and beyond in their roles every day. After a successful debut, the Awards expanded to include three new categories.
Healthcare Professionals were asked to nominate their Integrated Team of the Year, Workforce Planning Team of the Year and Apprentice of the Year, alongside the already established Clinical and Operational Services Support Worker of the Year awards.
Sunrise Senior Living and Gracewell Healthcare are celebrating after being named finalists in three categories at the prestigious National Dementia Care Awards 2017.
Sunrise of Eastbourne was shortlisted in two categories with Fiona White, the General Manager at Sunrise of Eastbourne, being named a finalist in the Inspiring Leader category in recognition of her ability to effectively support and motivate her team.
Sunrise of Eastbourne’s ‘Reminiscence Neighbourhood’ Team also earned their spot as a finalist in the Best Dementia Team category.
Theraposture will be reaffirming its position at the forefront of rotational bed solutions with the introduction of additional Rotoflex designs at the Occupational Therapy Show (stand D32, NEC, 22-23 November).
PIONEERING ROTOFLEX INNOVATIONS ON STAND C46 – TO BE UNVEILED FOR THE FIRST TIME AT THE OT SHOW – ALL PROFESSIONALS AND PRESS WELCOME.