Count down to the 2013
Great British Care Shows
Count down to the 2013 Great British Care Shows begins
Following on from the success of last year's two pilot events, the 2013 series of the Great British Care Shows are rapidly taking shape featuring in nine regions across the country starting in March this year. The shows, which are sponsored by the Royal Bank of Scotland and being held in association with the Alzheimer's Show, are quickly taking momentum with exhibitors and delegates already registering their support.
The shows are also supported by Ceretas, the English Community Care Association and Carers UK as well as having received wide interest from across the social care sector.
The Great British Care Shows have developed an innovative approach to move away from the usual road show and create a new and exciting programme for exhibitors and delegates:
• Local care shows
• Practical solutions for achieving outcomes and excellence
• Industry expert sessions
• Question time debating the policy agenda and the future of the market
• A unique networking opportunity
• One to one expert discussion sessions for solutions for excellence
• A display of all the latest products and services
Delegates will stem from all areas of the sector such as private, statutory, and voluntary and will include Commissioners, Directors of adult social services, care providers, owners, managers, care workers, unpaid carers and service users from the community.
Speakers include representatives from the Department of Health, the Social Care Institute for Excellence, the National Skills Academy for Social Care, the English Community Care Association, Care Quality Commission and Skills for Care. Sector experts in the area of dementia, end of life care, training and development, nutrition, health and safety will also be presenting.
In addition to the keynote sessions there will be a number of ‘Light Bulb’ sessions; quick, lively and innovative presentations throughout the day. These ‘Light Bulb’ sessions will be aimed at achieving a fast track to excellence and based around the categories and good practice examples gleaned from the Great British Care awards.
The shows will provide a unique networking opportunity, linking in with local commissioners, local care association and local service users and are set to be a significant date for the calendar in these regions.
Entry to the show is free and delegates can register online at www.gbcareshows.co.uk
Last year's feedback will give this year's delegates a flavour of what to expect,
“A really enjoyable and informative day and a great opportunity to network. Can't wait for the next one”
Mary Bryce, speaker and chair of Ceretas
"The light bulb sessions and talks that I managed to fit in were equally as interesting and informative. My only complaint is I couldn’t manage to fit more in. Many thanks to the organisers, exhibitors, speakers and those running the seminars it was a wonderful success and I look forward to the next one.”
John Ireland - delegate and team Leader, Millers
“The Great British Care show was a great opportunity to both hear some of the latest thinking on the future of the sector and to network with key suppliers and agencies. It was great to have an event of this nature locally"
Mark Greaves, managing Director, Ideal Care Homes
For more information or to register as a delegate visit www.gbcareshows.co.uk
Lets' showcase excellence in social care and help it get the recognition it deserves
• For more information, dates and venues for the 2013 Great British Care Shows visit www.gbcareshows.co.uk