The Care Show, the UK’s largest care event providing training, solutions and networking opportunities to those in the industry, has opened its doors today.
Taking place at the NEC Birmingham, the two-day show is expected to attract more than 3,500 care professionals from across the country.
There, they’ll be given access to thousands of the latest products and services from more than 250 healthcare suppliers; network and share their experience with professionals outside their organisation; gain free business advice from independent experts; and discover new ways to provide better care.
More than eighty speakers will share knowledge and provide expert industry insight at over 60 CPD-accredited conference sessions.
And the home care sector will benefit from two industry events under one roof this year, with the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA) hosting its annual conference at the show for the first time.
Commenting on the partnership, Andrew Heffernan, membership and marketing director at UKHCA said: “Bringing the UKHCA England Conference together with the Care Show, which is already the UK’s largest event for the Care Community, will help us to deliver a great event for UKHCA members, whilst enabling them to access the innovations, best practice and technological solutions offered by the wider Care Show at the same time.”
Key speakers at the UKHCA conference will include Kate Terroni, chief inspector of Adult Social Care at the Care Quality Commission, who will discuss her experience with working with providers to encourage and understand the improvement journey.
They’ll be two panel discussions on day one – the first will discuss shaping the future of home care and the second will consider the career opportunities in home care.
Speakers across both panels will include Yvonne Hignell, managing director of Bluebird Care; UKHCA policy and campaigns director Colin Angel; Niall Dickson, chief executive of NHS Confederation; Karolina Gerlich, CEO of the National Association of Care & Support Workers; and Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead.
On day two, conference sessions will cover technology and safeguarding in home care, preparing for inspections and running a commercially sustainable care service. Marketing heads from the Department of Health and Social Care will also talk about the next phase of the government’s Every Day is Different recruitment campaign and how to make the most of the campaign on a local level.