Update: The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. A new date will be announed soon. Watch this space. It was due to take place at the NEC Birmingham on March 17-18, 2020.
The specialist exhibition is the UK’s most dynamic social care event, dedicated to inspiring business growth within the industry. It provides the ideal setting to network with thousands of business owners that are looking to expand or sell their social care businesses throughout the UK.
Around 5,000 care, nursing and residential care home owners and senior management teams are expected to attend, along with commissioning directors from local councils, NHS trusts and CCGs.
The event will feature more than 300 exclusively selected exhibitors, 50 interactive masterclasses, hosted by QCS and KareInn, and industry awards, celebrating and recognising the very best in care and dementia. Not to mention 150 CPD accredited seminars that aim to teach businesses how to run more efficiently, make profits, and help contribute to a sustainable social care model.
Commenting on the event, Marketing Director, Ashlea Gilfoy said: “In what has been a turbulent year for the social care industry - with a general election and question marks over future budgets - one thing has remained as consistent. The vital work carried out every day by social care workers.
Despite the hard work and dedication of those who work in the social care industry, there is still more to be done. The industry needs to evolve in order to offer effective, person-centred care for every person in the UK that needs it. The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo vows to help the advancement of the social care industry by inspiring business growth and a sustainable social care model”
Hear from leading influencers in social care
Key speakers at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo conference will include Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, who will discuss improvement and ambition in adult social care; and Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, who will talk about delivering outstanding integrated care for people living with dementia.
Senior directors from leading care providers will also be present, including Jane Ashcroft CBE, Chief Executive of Anchor Hanover, who will be sharing her vision for the future of social care; Ram Goyal, Managing Director at Hallmark Care Homes, who will be highlighting the importance of team engagement and motivation; and Professor Graham Stokes, Director of Memory Care at HC-One, who will be talking about living in harmony.
Meanwhile, Kathryn Smith, Chief Operating Officer at the Alzheimer's Society, will host a seminar discussing what truly person-centred care for dementia looks like? Professor June Andrews OBE FRCN, an inspiring professional working independently to improve dementia care both in the UK and further afield, also joins the line up, covering managing dementia in a care home or home care; and Vic Rayner, Executive Director at the National Care Forum, will be providing policy insight on the state of care.
300 innovative suppliers
On the supplier side, Andrew Parfery, Co-founder & CEO at Care Sourcer will discuss how to win more care clients in 2020; and Hilary Woodhead, Executive Director of NAPA (National Activity Providers Association) will be looking into the whole home approached – recognising need, skills and building connections.
New for 2020, the Expo is also working closely with CQC to deliver the CQC Inspector Hub. This will be running across the two-days from stand D834. This is now fully booked, however, there will be inspectors available at the CQC stand to answer questions along with resources for you to take away and share with colleagues.