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Unplanned Care Congress - info card

Reducing trips to A&E is the focus of the Unplanned Care Congress, which aims to help healthcare professionals reduce the 23.8 million attendances in Accident and Emergency which were seen in 2017-18.

Following on from three highly successful and well followed urgent care conferences, Convenzis are proud to share details of the Unplanned Care Congress: Improving Flow & Reducing Statistics.

Across the NHS, staff work around the clock to deliver the best possible care to more patients than ever before, but it’s becoming increasingly difficult as demand continues to rise.

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Mental Health & Dementia Facilities Forum logo

Taking place on 14-15 November at Whittlebury Park, Northampton, the Mental Health & Dementia Facilities Forum is the ideal platform to hear from experts, explore suppliers, network with your fellow healthcare professionals.  It has been specifically developed to help you to fund, deliver and manage the estates and facilities in this vital and diverse sector.

The provision of mental health and dementia facilities is set to undergo one of the biggest transformations in recent history with the Government’s pledge to invest £3.9bn to accelerate the NHS estate.  This injection of funds will result in around 2 million more people who suffer from anxiety, depression or other problems receiving much-needed help.

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NACC Awards 2019

The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) has launched the NACC Awards 2020.

The prestigious awards welcome nominations from across the care catering sector to recognise and celebrate teams and individuals that go above and beyond in their field – from care homes to community services, such as Meals on Wheels and Lunch Clubs. 

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Further to its announcement of postponement last week, the organiser of leading independent living show Naidex, is pleased to be able to announce the new dates of 9th and 10th November 2020. The event will take place at the same venue the NEC Birmingham and all tickets remain valid.

This includes all events co-located with Naidex including Smart Home for Assisted Living, Dementia, Care & Nursing Home, Home Care Expo, Care Tech Live, European Neuro Convention, Medical Imaging Convention, European Oncology Convention and AI&ML Convention.

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People at Care Roadshows

Care Roadshows returns for 2020 with five great events to celebrate its 10th year!
 
Shows across the UK will feature exhibitors from top care brands with innovative products and services to help support and develop your care business. Visitors will also be able to take part in creative workshops and informative seminars from experts in the sector.
 
The events continue to provide inspiration, information and a great day out for all those working in the care sector. Over the last ten years the events have seen thousands of visitors at locations in Glasgow, Liverpool, Birmingham, Cardiff and London.

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General managers from Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare on the awards night

Sunrise Senior Living UK and Gracewell Healthcare have celebrated brilliance across the organisation, at their annual Excellence Awards Ceremony.

The event, which was part of their 2020 UK Kick Off Leadership Conference, brought together General Managers, Deputy Managers, Sales Leaders and Senior Support Office Managers.

The Excellence Awards recognised and celebrated the outstanding achievements of team members during 2019. The awards were split over numerous categories, including two new awards: Activities Champion and Team Member Leader.

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Naidex is Europe's most established event dedicated to the disability and independent living industries, taking place this 17th & 18th of March. Showcasing the latest innovations in mobility, care, rehab, assistive technology, accessible design and more, the show brings together visitors into the halls of Birmingham’s NEC for two days of opportunities, innovation, discovery and education.

As technology continues to evolve and society advances towards inclusion and accessibility, Naidex sets itself as the point of reference for the future trends set to take over the independent living and healthcare sectors. Boasting hundreds of world-class suppliers, educational seminars, expert-led panel debates and countless educational features, Naidex is a must-attend for anyone who is a professional from the health and care sector.

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Care sector's biggest fundraising event

The Care Sector Fundraising Ball, which this year raised a staggering £200,000 for charities in the care sector, will take place for the third time in 2020. The organisers have confirmed that the charity beneficiaries for the 2020 event will be the Care Workers Charity and Alzheimer’s Society.
 
Organisers of the fundraising ball confirmed the plans for next year’s bash on Wednesday. The announcement was made at HealthInvestor Power 50, where funds raised from this year’s ball were awarded to the two partner charities. The Alzheimer’s Society and The Care Workers’ Charity each received £100,000, and it has been confirmed that they will be the partner charities for the ball in 2020. 

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Fiona Phillips - Chair of Future Of Care Conference

The Future of Care Conference is pleased to announce that broadcaster and TV presenter, Fiona Phillips, has been confirmed as chair for the event on 3rd March 2020 at The King’s Fund, London.
The Conference is curated especially for care home owners, managers and leaders in the care industry with the aim to bring together the sector in the positive way. 
Delegates will have the opportunity to hear from a carefully selected programme of industry speakers as well as participate in two subject related panel debates and three fireside chats.

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Care Roadshows - Outstanding Care

Care Roadshows London is hosting a seminar which hopes to answer what it takes to deliver outstanding care. 
The free regional care events are coming to Epsom Downs Racecourse on Tuesday 19th November and are open to all care professionals, managers and care business owners. Designed specifically for the care sector, the one day event includes informative seminars and workshops as well as offering the opportunity to source new suppliers and services. 
Speaking at the event will be CQC Inspection Managers, Kima Sutherland-Dee and Natalie Reed, who will be exploring the topic.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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