Future of Care Conference returns to The King’s Fund in London for its third year. Join care professionals, managers, owners and influencers for a full programme of top quality speakers from the care sector.
Leading experts from the forefront of the industry will be discussing the challenges, changes and strategies for the future of adult social care. The talks and panel discussions will focus on current trends in the sector, funding, risk in care management, Alzheimer’s care and much more.
Chaired by journalist, broadcaster and television presenter Fiona Phillips, speakers include Professor Martin Green OBE from Care England, Jeremy Hughes CBE from Alzheimer’s Society, Dr Eileen Burns from British Geriatrics Society and Niall Dickson, Chief Executive of NHS Confederation.
The conference has been designed especially for care home owners, managers and decision-makers to provide them with the latest information and innovation.
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The subject of loneliness and mental health has been at the forefront of discussions in adult social care. We have explored the topic of loneliness and come across a few options to help combat loneliness such as au pairing and Homeshare schemes. If the Homeshare scheme or au pairing isn’t right for you because there’s no spare space at home or having someone live-in (or living-in with someone as a younger person) isn’t something you’d be comfortable with, then there are also many non-live in schemes that help build community connections and reduce loneliness. Continue reading “Loneliness And Mental Health: Social Networking (In The Flesh)”
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Similar to the Homesharer scheme, au pairing is another intergenerational live-in scheme available to elderly homeowners, and actually the inspiration for this set of blogs on the topic of loneliness. If I had known before I embarked on my journey as an au pair in Spain that I had the option of being an ‘au pair for seniors’ or ‘au pair companion’, I would have seriously considered it, and probably had a very different experience!
Continue reading “Au Pairing: An Affordable Solution To The Care Crisis?”
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Forging meaningful social connections is the obvious route to prevent loneliness. For those living alone, it can be hard to find ways to make those connections. One scheme that is helping tackle this issue is ‘Homesharing’. Programmes enabling homesharing have been around for decades, the first official schemes developing separately throughout Europe (including the UK) in the early 90s, but with limited media coverage. The main reason for the birth of this concept in Spain and Germany was the increasing demand for affordable student accommodation, however their role in preventing loneliness has also become evident.
Continue reading “The Homeshare Scheme Bringing Unlikely Housemates Together”
Care Roadshow London 2019 is part of a series of free regional care events throughout the UK that inform and inspire care home owners, care managers and all those within the healthcare sector.
Join a variety of care suppliers, industry experts and like-minded care professionals to discover innovative products and services as well as the latest updates and ideas from this challenging industry at these stimulating care home events.
Take part in free seminars and workshops, enjoy relaxed networking and interact with specialist products to help maximise your care business to its full potential.
This year’s Care Home Conference & Exhibition takes place on Friday 15 November 2019 and is sponsored by Clydesdale and Yorkshire Bank.
The event attracts around 500 delegates and is the largest of its kind in the UK to specifically focus on care home support.
Whilst organised by Scottish Care, this conference is open to all sectors, organisations and individuals with an interest in older people’s care.
The conference contains a mixture of key contributions. Through creative, business-focused, practical and policy sessions, the event will focus on the significant role care home services play in ensuring individuals are able to remain connected to their communities and the criticality of their involvement in shaping Scotland’s future health and social care system.
The conference will directly address current challenges in the sector including workforce shortages, Brexit and the future of the National Care Home Contract. There will also be a range of innovative approaches and tech products showcased to help people in their every day care practice.