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NACC Training & Development Forum 2019: supporting care caterers in continued challenging times

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) Training & Development Forum returns to the East Midlands Conference Centre, Nottingham, on 9-11 October 2019.

As care caterers continue to be challenged by political and economic instability, the unique training event is more relevant and essential than ever.

With a clear objective to inform, update, support and inspire care catering professionals, the dynamic interactive event offers new perspectives, ideas and solutions on the latest innovations, challenges and guidelines to boost a business’ catering provision.

Delegates will enjoy and benefit from a diverse programme featuring a mix of relevant and uplifting speakers, training workshops, live culinary demonstrations, one-to-one supplier meetings and supplier exhibition.

Singers at care home’s mini-festival inspired by Glastonbury

A GLASTONBURY inspired mini-festival took place at a Tyneside care home as part of Care Home Open Day.

The annual mega-festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, which took place last week, gave residents and staff at a care home over 300-miles away the idea of holding their own event.

Music and arts activities were available to residents and visitors at Waverley Lodge Care Home, in Lemington, near Newcastle, on Care Home Open Day, which sees homes across the country welcoming the public through their doors. 

Singer Christina Rosemont performed classics from the 1950s to 1970s in the home’s garden – with residents enjoying the sunshine while listening to some of their favourite songs.

Big Lunch campaign at a Care Home

Get to know your neighbours with a Big Lunch, says Live-in care provider

Live-in care provider celebrate their community by treating residents to a Big Lunch with their neighbours. 

The Big Lunch is the biggest annual get together for neighbours and aims to bring communities together whilst enjoying food.

This year on 1-2 June, Promedica24 supported the campaign, organised by The Eden Project, by providing clients with gift vouchers to hold their own Big Lunch.

 Edgar Moss, a Promedica24 resident from Fordingbridge, Dorset, thanked the team for his voucher and said the offer was one he could not refuse.

People at the 25th Moving & Handling People conference

Moving and Handling People 2019 returns for its 25thyear on 7th and 8th August with an optionalNew Products Showcaseon the evening of the 6th.  Moving & Handling Peopleis a CPD-accredited event focussing on positive solutions for practitioners and clients organised by the Disabled Living Foundation (DLF).  

This year’s conference includes a new line-up of speakers and fresh up-to-the-minute talks along with plenaries, seminars and hands-on workshops. For those interested in paediatrics, new opportunities to attend a workshop more relevant to their field have been added; half the workshops will have a separate adult’s and children’s strand to enable further specialisation.

DLF also celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019 and is inviting delegates to reflect back on the past 50 years by looking at the developments of equipment and techniques within the world of moving and handling. What lessons have we learnt from past techniques and how this has informed our practice for the future?

Future Healthcare returns to London in 2019

Future Healthcare is the UK’s only exhibition and conference showcasing healthcare products and services to a global audience. Taking place at Olympia London from 18-19 March 2019, Future Healthcare gathers more than 4,000 buyers from 65 countries for two days of education, networking and cross border purchasing. The event is organised in association with UKIHMA – a strategic partner of Healthcare UK, a UK government trade promotion organisation jointly funded by the Department for International Trade, the Department of Health and NHS England.

Event Director, Dawn Barclay-Ross said: “Gathering thousands of buyers from around the world, Future Healthcare 2019 is a fantastic springboard for suppliers to find new business on the international stage.”

Future Healthcare 2019 is a unique opportunity for healthcare products and service providers to showcase their solutions on a global scale. 

NACC Awards winners

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is calling for nominations for the NACC Awards 2019.

The prestigious awards recognise and celebrate teams and individuals from across the care catering sector that demonstrate innovation, excellence and dedication in their field, creating real benefits for the people they cater for and their colleagues.

NACC members are invited to nominate the unsung heroes within their organisation by the deadline of Friday 5 July 2019.

The NACC Awards categories are:

  • Care Establishment of the Year Award, sponsored by Hobart
  • Meals on Wheels Award, sponsored by apetito
  • Catering Team of the Year Award, sponsored by Brakes
  • Catering Manager of the Year Award, sponsored by Unilever Food Solutions
  • Our Care Catering Hero Award, sponsored by Premier Foods
Care Roadshow Birmingham CQC

Following the success of the events recently held in Glasgow and Liverpool, the Care Roadshows team are gearing up for the show’s return to Birmingham on Tuesday 2ndJuly at Villa Park Stadium. Attracting care home providers from across the Midlands, this free event offers the ideal opportunity to source new products and services, attend CPD seminars and workshops from industry leaders, and network with the care community.

One seminar that is guaranteed to prove popular on the day will be provided by Director of STORM Consultancy, Jonathan Cunningham, who will present his five-stage plan for achieving an Outstanding CQC rating. During the session, Jonathan will discuss his top tips and advice based on his own experience as Owner of Rosebank Care Home, which followed the same strategy over 18 months and was graded Outstanding in December 2016.

Additional seminars throughout the day will include an update from the CQC by Inspection Manager, Jon Ibbotson, a discussion about human rights and wrongs by Ed Watkinson from Quality Compliance Systems, and a session exploring ways to improve wellbeing for those living with dementia, delivered by Paul Gaskell, Director of Dementia Services for Runwood Homes Senior Living.

Staff and resident at International Nurses Day

NURSES past and present were honoured at a North East care home for International Nurses Day.

Staff and former nurses who now live at The Oaks Care Home, on Durban Street, Blyth, Northumberland, were recognised for their hard work throughout their careers.

Resident Elsie Scattergood was a mental health nurse in Aberdeen. She said: “I loved being a nurse and worked really hard.”

Pat Whyatt was a paediatric nurse who worked in South Africa in her early twenties as well as the UK. She said: “I am very proud of this time in my life. I loved working with the little children. They were really beautiful.

“It’s lovely to honour all the nurses at The Oaks on Nurses Day as they all work so hard and care a lot about others.”

Speaker at Care Roadshows in Liverpool

Care Roadshows, the leading event tailored to the care sector, is set to return to Aintree Racecourse in Liverpool on 14th May. This year’s free event promises an interactive and hands-on experience for visitors, along with informative seminars brought to you by experts in their fields.

The CPD seminar programme will be kicked off by Jonathan Cunningham, who will present his five-stage plan for achieving an Outstanding rating, based on his own experience as Owner of Rosebank Care Home, which followed the same strategy over 18 months and was graded Outstanding in December 2016.

Naidex 45: bringing you the future of healthcare

Over the past few years the patient journey has been streamlined thanks to personalised care available through the innovative technology ready for professionals to take advantage of. Naidex is Europe's largest even dedicated to healthcare professionals and will be the biggest platform for the display of industry innovation that will help provide essential, personalised care for people living with a disability. Taking place on the 26th and 27th March, the event will attract 15,000 visitors to fill the NEC in Birmingham, transforming it into the hub of the health, care and rehabilitation world. 

Manual handling is a daily activity for most healthcare professionals. For that reason, the Moving and Handling Lab will return this year, for visitors to come and witness live demonstrations covering topics such as hoisting, manual handling, toileting slings, single handed care, plus sized handling and postural management. Not only that, you’ll also get the opportunity to experience first hand the capabilities of the latest products demonstrated in the Lab. And best of all, gain CPD points for free by attending these demonstrations, saving you thousands of pounds and keeping you at the top of your professional knowledge!

Naidex - 26th & 27th March at Birmingham's NEC

We’re thrilled to announce that we’ll be partnering with Naidex, Europe’s largest event for the disability and independent living sector! 

Celebrating its 45th anniversary, the show will take place on the 26th & 27th March at Birmingham’s NEC, and we’d love for you to join us at the show by grabbing your FREE ticket here!

Get ready to see the latest in assistive technology, mobility products, accessible traveling, living aids and more!

You’ll also get the opportunity to hear over 250 seminars covering a wide variety of topics such as employability, mental health, fashion and rehabilitation amongst others.


Get fresh ideas and expert advice at Care Roadshow Cardiff

The Care Roadshows team are gearing up for the show’s return to the valleys in October, when Care Roadshow Cardiff will make its return to Cardiff City Stadium. Attracting care home professionals from across Wales and the South West, the event will provide the opportunity to source new products and services, attend CPD seminars and workshops from industry leaders, and network with peers from the care community.

Opening on Tuesday 23rd October, Care Roadshow Cardiff, sponsored by Quality Compliance Systems, will give residential and home care professionals the chance to benefit from one-to-one advice sessions and hear from leading associations such as Care Inspectorate Wales and Care Forum Wales, who will discuss the current challenges facing care providers and how best to address them.

Deb to showcase innovative hand hygiene programme during IPS conference 

Deb, the hand hygiene and skin care specialists, is getting ready to showcase its hand hygiene innovation at this year’s Infection Prevention Society (IPS) annual conference, the largest infection prevention and control exhibition in the UK.

Taking place from Sunday 30th September to Tuesday 2nd October at the Scottish Event Campus Centre, Glasgow, Deb will be exhibiting on stand number 140 and will be introducing its DebMed® Programme to visitors, a unique, integrated hand hygiene compliance and skin care programme that is customised to each Healthcare environment.

Infection Prevention Show 2018

Sunday 30th September - Tuesday 2nd October

Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow, Scotland

The Infection Prevention Society (IPS) is pleased to announce that registration for its annual conference, Infection Prevention 2018, is now open! The conference will begin on the changed date of Sunday 30th September and close on Tuesday 2nd October in the Scottish Event Campus, Glasgow.