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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More than four in five adult social care services are currently either rated Good or Outstanding by the CQC.
Continue reading “Beyond A Two-Tier Social Care System”
Partners in Care, Dorset Council and Bournemouth, Christchurch & Poole Council are pleased to invite you to this special conference focusing on digital technology at the Grow Digital Conference. You will have an opportunity to hear from key professionals and experts in their field.
We are delighted to reveal the programme of inspirational speakers:
- Claire Bache, Head of Strategy and Innovation
Department of Health & Social Care & NHSX
- Professor Venky Dubey, Bournemouth University
The future of assistive technologies
- Ian Turner, Executive Chair – Royal Nursing Homes Association & Digital Social Care
- Katie Bradley, Hampshire County Council – Alexa Project
- Dorset Council & Argenti
- Dorset Police, Cyber-Crime Prevention
There will be a range of exciting workshops and a dedicated exhibition area available for you to find out more about innovations in technology that could support the service you provide along with valuable opportunities to share with colleagues and learn from each other. There is a growing excitement of the role of technology in social care, amidst the excitement, there is a need for a critical discussion to ensure successful and sustainable integration of technology into social care.
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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”