For the first time in its history, the Dementia Care and Nursing Home Expo will host a conference and exhibition dedicated to the home care sector.
The Home Care Expo will run alongside the dementia show at the NEC Birmingham on March 17-18, 2020.
Around 3,000 home care business owners, directors and managers are expected to attend, along with commissioning directors from local councils, NHS trusts and CCGs.
The event will feature more than 50 exclusively selected exhibitors and CPD accredited seminars that will attempt to shape the future of home care.
Commenting on the event, organisers said: “The home care sector is a true embodiment of what hard work and passion from the workforce can achieve, it has shown incredible resilience in the face of adversity and has continued to emanate positivity by pushing through tough times.
“However, it is time as a country we commit to helping this industry; it is time we give back. This event promises to address fundamental challenges in the industry and dedicates itself to not only enabling the industry to continue to strive to meet demand, but to thrive. This event will inspire a new era of domiciliary care, with the care of service users and the workforce at the heart of everything we do.”
Key speakers at the Home Care Expo conference will include Dr Jane Townson, CEO of United Kingdom Homecare Association, who will discuss trends in home care; and Kate Terroni, chief inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, who will talk about how innovative and emerging technologies are impacting the delivery of care.
Senior directors from leading home care providers will also be present, including Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care, who will make his predictions on what the care workforce will look like in 2025; Ken Deary, CEO of Right at Home UK, who will discuss the key ingredients of building a trusted brand; and Yvonne Hignell, managing director of Bluebird Care, who will talk about the importance of ensuring a clear vision and strong foundations in order to build a successful business that’s future-proof.
Meanwhile, Caroline Speirs, head of Think Local Act Personal (TLAP), which supports councils and providers to embed person- and community-centred approaches to care, will talk about what personalised care and support looks like from the perspective of a person with lived experience.
On the supplier side, Taffy Gatawa, chief information and compliance officer at everyLIFE Technologies, will discuss the impact of digital technology in relation to the care sector and citizen’s outcomes; Steve Gates, managing director of PPP Taking Care, will predict what the future looks like for personal alarms and monitoring devices; and Mark Anslow, operations director at CarePlanner, will talk about why software companies need to share data and systems.
Click here to register to attend the Home Care Expo.