The seminars will be covering current issues within the care sector and are free for visitors to attend. CPD certificates are available for seminar attendees upon completion of a Certificate Request Form which will be available at the show.
Check out our amazing CPD seminar programme along with our incredibly talented speakers from Care Roadshow Midlands 2023 below.
Our experts will be speaking on a range of topics from raising the profile of social care, dementia care and an update from inspectors! Check them out below along with our popular single speaking slots.
10.15am -11.00am: Panel Discussion: Raising the Profile of Social Care
• How can the sector collectively raise the profile of social care?
• How can the profile of and skills of care workers and also individuals within care themselves be recognised?
• What needs to be done to ensure the wider community views care workers as professionals and how can we attract and retain more diverse talent?
Lindsay Rees, Head of Social Care Content, Quality Compliance Systems Ltd
Sanjay Dhrona, Managing Director, The Close Care Home
Melanie Weatherley MBE, CEO at Walnut Care At Home Ltd, Chair at Lincolnshire Care Association & Co Chair at Care Association Alliance
Dan Archer, Managing Director, Visiting Angels
11.30am – 12.00pm: A Caring Workforce: Recruitment, Retention, Development & Diversity
• Retention Vs. Recruitment: establishing a culture of caring for staff, as well as clients, to boost staff retention
• People Development: the importance of offering a career pathway programme to frontline carers, so they choose to make care a career for life
• Diversity in Care: the importance of ensuring that our workforce is diverse to reflect our culturally diverse nation and, therefore, client groups.
Amrit Dhaliwal, CEO, Walfinch
12.45pm – 1.30pm: Panel Discussion: Future of Dementia Care
• How can we become a more dementia friendly community?
• Can an integrated care system help improve diagnosis of dementia?
• What might life enrichment look like for those with dementia?
• How can people with dementia be supported to stay in their own homes?
Rishi Jawaheer, Director, The Jawa Group, Namaste Care International & CareVision
Dr Junjie Huang, Senior Architect/Design Consultant, Dementia Services Development Centre
Dr Isabelle Latham, Researcher-in-Residence, Hallmark Care Homes
Jenet Bozho, Director and Care Manager, Karva Care
2.15pm – 2.45pm: An Update From the CQC
CQC are on a transformative journey following the publication of its 5 year strategy, in May 2021. Over the next 12 months, CQC will be inspecting and assessing providers, local authorities and integrated care systems using the single assessment framework which replaces what providers know as key lines of enquiry. Join us to hear about where CQC are in that journey and understand what to expect in the coming months.
There will be an opportunity for Q&A after the presentation
Sonia Brooks OBE, Deputy Director Midlands, Care Quality Commission
Amanda Lyndon, Deputy Director of Operations, Care Quality Commission
Our speakers will be sharing their years of knowledge, strategies and tactics in our exciting seminars and panel sessions!
Take a look below to find out more about each of our experts and why you won’t want to miss seeing them in action.
More speakers will be announced soon!
Amanda Lyndon’s Bio
Amanda joined the CQC in March 2004 and has worked as an Inspector and Inspection Manager prior to her current role of interim deputy director for operations network in the Midlands. Amanda is a registered general nurse and has worked in a variety of NHS acute clinical settings caring for both adults and children. Her most recent role prior to joining the CQC was registered manager of an adult social care home supporting older people. Amanda has a wealth of regulatory experience and many examples of the positive difference the CQC makes to people’s.
Amrit Dhaliwal’s Bio
Amrit Dhaliwal, 36, is the CEO of Walfinch, which specialises in providing home care services to enable people to continue living independently in their own homes.
Amrit brings together his commitment to quality, care sector skills and experience as an award-winning businessman, where he leads the parent company of the network of franchised Walfinch care offices across the UK.
After graduating from Keele University with a degree in History & Economics, Amrit realised very quickly he needed to be in business for himself. After transforming an Italian deli in Richmond in Surrey into an award winning Italian restaurant and developing and a successful tea shop, he sold both and invested the profits into several property development sites in London. At the same time, he developed a well-known domiciliary care franchise in Oxford from a standing start to £1 million turnover over six years, developing a valued core team of 70 and winning Franchisee of the Year award.
This practical experience has given Amrit clear insight on how to help each franchisee develop their business effectively and reach their goals. Walfinch’s mission is to work with each franchisee using Walfinch’s system to develop a client focused and profitable business.
Dan Archer’s Bio
Dan Archer is the UK CEO and founder of Visiting Angels which is a home care provider and franchise business. Since launching Visiting Angels in the UK in 2017 with a 2 year pilot, Dan has been franchising his business since 2019. The Visiting Angels network has grown to 39 franchise locations across the UK including launching in Scotland and Wales. The business is currently the UK’s fastest growing home care business opening 1 new office per month and recruiting over 120 carers each month.
In the past 18months Dan has featured on National TV 9 times including regular contributions to BBC News 24, Channel 5 News, Sky News and BBC Breakfast. The business model that Dan and his team have created provides a solution to the Care Industry Staffing Crisis. The unique approach of Visiting Angels has attracted substantial media exposure for the business.
Dan has over 20 years’ experience in UK franchising and has been in the care sector since 2011. His personal experience of poor quality care for his grandmother inspired him to get involved in the care sector. He has worked with some of the world’s largest international care businesses.
Dan has spoken across the UK and internationally on franchising, marketing, business development and franchising. He is a former main board director of the British Franchise Association serving for a total of 6 years as a non-exec of the UK’s self-regulating governing body for franchising.
Dr Isabelle Latham
Dr Isabelle Latham’s Bio
Dr Isabelle Latham is Researcher-in-Residence for Hallmark Care Homes and honorary Senior Research Fellow at the Association for Dementia Studies at the University of Worcester. She is the UK’s first researcher-in-residence within a care home organisation and supports Hallmark’s care homes to undertake dementia care research of importance to them in ways that include all members of their communities, and works to ensure research evidence is translated into practice change that positively impacts people’s day to day lives.
Isabelle has 25 years’ experience in social care including as a direct care worker. She later focussed on research and education specialising in creating positive organisational cultures and effective learning for frontline staff. She is co-author of the book “Education and Training in Dementia Care: a person-centred approach published by Open University Press in March 2023.
Dr Junjie Huang
Dr Junjie Huang’s Bio
Dr Junjie Huang is an experienced and award-winning Senior Architect and Researcher at the Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC) in University of Stirling, and the incoming Chair of the Emerging Researchers in Ageing at the British Society of Gerontology (BSG). His background is in architectural practice in China, followed by a PhD in Sheffield, England. Junjie’s research experience covers important topics such as optimising care, protecting vulnerable adults, housing design for ageing and more recently, technologies to support people living with dementia to remain at home. #
Junjie is the key researcher in Dementia Research Review project for the Scottish Government, and supports various research projects in University of Stirling. Junjie is a member of Aging and Society Research Network and the International Association of people-environment studies and an affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects. He is also a peer reviewer for several international journals, including Ageing & Society, Health Environment Research and Design, Health and Social Care in the Community, Journal of Aging and Social Change.
Jenet Bozho’s Bio
Jenet Bozho is Director & Registered Manager for Karva care in Birmingham and Gloucester who is committed to providing support and care to people with dementia. She has spent the last 10 years working between office and community, supporting people living with dementia. Jenet is a graduate of Birmingham City University where she majored in Social Work. Currently she lives in Birmingham with her children. Her greatest passion in caring for vulnerable individuals can be traced back to her previous career as a Primary School teacher. Whether as a mother, a teacher, social worker, care provider and a care manager she has been on a caring path from the start. The reason? She likes providing holistic care and support to people living with dementia in their own homes. When not busy in the office you find her in Primark.
Lindsay Rees Bio
Lindsay joined QCS in May 2022 as the Head of Social Care Content following 17 years working as senior leader in Adult Social Care. She is a qualified adult nurse and has previously held operational leadership roles including, registered manager, regional support manager, regional clinical quality manager, head of quality and director of health.
Lindsay is an experienced professional who brings with her expertise in commercial operational leadership, clinical governance, quality assurance and quality improvement in nursing homes. She has dedicated her career in social care to leading, supporting, and mentoring teams to provide exceptionally high standards of care for people in social care.
Her role at QCS is an exciting opportunity to use her extensive operational knowledge and insight to drive forward quality and innovation and continue on her mission to support people to live well in social care.
Melanie Weatherley MBE
Melanie Weatherley’s Bio
Melanie co-founded Walnut Care in 2002, now one of the largest domiciliary care providers in Lincolnshire, employing over 200 care professionals and providing 600,000 care visits annually.
A passionate advocate for the provision of home and community care, Melanie has been the Chair of Lincolnshire Care Association (LinCA) since 2016. LinCA represents a range of care providers, working with them to improve standards of care.
Melanie is also a Fellow of NICE and Skills for Care, as well as the Co-Chair of the Care Association Alliance – a national body bringing together representatives of care associations to engage with the wider health and care system.
In 2020, Melanie received an MBE for her services to social care, honoured for helping set up the Care Home Trusted Assessor Scheme. In a national first, Melanie also led a scheme to train care workers to become nurse associates.
Rishi Jawaheer’s Bio
Rishi Jawaheer has been a director of the Jawa Group for over 12 years. His parents came to the UK from overseas in the 1970s, training as specialist mental health nurses and later working as nursing managers in the NHS. The family’s first dementia care home was established in the 1980s, in SE London.
Rishi grew up in this home with his parents providing care and service. The Jawa Group now operates three services within a purpose–built care village on the original site. During his directorship Rishi has overseen many changes in the company, including the early adoption of sector specific technology. Rishi‘s role within the business is pivotal to the delivery of high quality EMI care.
Rishi is also the director of Namaste Care International, which promotes meaningful activity to dementia service users. The Jawa group is an active member of the national care association and supports campaigns to highlight important issues facing the care industry to MPs and peers. We explore the ways we can use technology to make the work more centred around the service users from the carers perspective.
Every aspect of the company‘s care provision is driven by a firm commitment to caring for the individual. The Jawaheer family have been nominated as finalists in National Dementia care awards in categories of best care home and lifetime achievement in dementia.
Rishi formed a collaboration with leading software developer Sharib Sarfraz and together started a care management system called Care Vision.
Sanjay Dhrona’s Bio
In eight years, Sanjay’s journey in Social Care have been a complete roller coaster. Leaving a career in hospitality and events, he took over a once great care home, which was faced with 2 embargoes, 2 warning notices an inadequate rating. The Close Care Home, now sits with a full outstanding rating and counts titles like Care Home of Year, Best Individual Care home and Small Care provider of the Year in its many accolades. Sanjay is a passionate advocate of sharing knowledge and best practice and is highly committed to increasing and improving DE&I practices in the social care space.
Sonia Brooks OBE
Sonia Brook’s Bio
Sonia joined the CQC in January 2023 as a deputy director for operations network in the Midlands. Sonia was previously a civil servant, working 24 years in HM Prisons and Probation, her last post was Governor of HMP Brixton. Sonia has a wealth of operational experience and was awarded an OBE in 2018 for championing the rights of children in custody. Sonia led on a National Safeguarding Review for Youth Custody Services in 2019. Sonia is driven by values of care, decency and making a difference for those more vulnerable in society.