As Care & Dementia Show 2017 fast approaches (10th – 11th October 2017, NEC Birmingham), The Carer unveils some top reasons to attend this year. Organiser UBM confirms a significant investment injection this year into dementia care and supporting care professionals on their journey towards a truly integrated care system in the UK.
A first ever partnership with NHS England brings integrated care to the fore in 2017 with the launch of Care Show’s Integrated Care Zone. This education theatre will host a packed programme of case study presentations delivered by some of the industry’s most respected thought leaders. With names soon to be announced, speakers from across the NHS will demonstrate first-hand, how successful collaboration can be achieved between the NHS and social care providers.
“This new partnership will provide free access to high-quality learning for care professionals at a time when the industry is dealing with ever tightening training and CPD budgets”, says Care Show Brand Director, Rebecca Pearce. “By condensing opportunities to learn, network and explore the latest market innovations over just two days, in one location, Care Show is an efficient way to stay up-to-date and further improve the lives of those living in the care system” she adds.
Thousands of new products and services will go on display this year, providing an immersive experience for visitors to touch, play and learn about some of the latest innovations on the market. Visitors can meet with over 250 suppliers including headline sponsor NH Group which will be showcasing its enhanced service offering. Top brands to visit include DeVilbiss Healthcare (previously Sihil), everyLIFE Technologies, Shackletons, OSKA, FH Care, Teal Living, JLA, Renray Healtcare, apetito and Access UK.
As care homes currently house almost half of the UK’s dementia population*, managers, directors and owners can experience first-hand what it is like to live with the condition on a daily basis with The Virtual Dementia Tour®. helps you to understand what people with dementia experience every day. Scary, isolating, confusing and emotional, this fantastic experience must not be missed and will truly change the lives of people with this disease.
Visitors should also attend the Dementia in Care theatre. Chaired by Professor June Andrews OBE, speakers will share the latest advice to help care homes tackle dementia in business and services. Topics include how to deal with challenging behaviour, different ways care homes should prepare for dealing with a more needs based audience.
Introduced for the first time to help care professionals pre-plan for the show, Care Connect is a fully supported one-to-one meeting program where registered visitors and exhibitors can arrange meetings ahead of the event using an online portal. Meetings can then be held either in the catered Care Connect Meeting Lounge with a team of hosts on hand to ensure all meetings run smoothly or on an exhibitor’s stand.
To attend Care Show 2017 and access the latest Integrated Care Zone updates, please visit: www.careshow.co.uk. Keep up-to-date on the latest industry and event updates by following Care Show on Twitter (@CareShow), joining discussion using the official event hashtag #CareShow. You can also connect with us on Facebook (facebook.com/careshows) and LinkedIn in the ‘Care Show Discussion Space’.