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 North 2023 below.
Our experts will be speaking on a range of topics from technology, human connection, raising the profile for social 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?
Dan Archer, Managing Director, Visiting Angels
Samantha Brennan, Managing Director – North West, Community Integrated Care
Sharon Scully, Business Support Manager, Right at Home
Eddy Fishwick, Managing Director, CareHomeLife
11.30am – 12.00pm: Design For Dementia
Dementia it is an umbrella term for a group of progressive diseases which cause loss of cognitive function, marked by memory problems, trouble communicating, impaired judgment, and confused thinking. Dementia is debilitating, and while it affects everyone differently, there is wide research regarding ‘dementia friendly’ design techniques to aid people living with dementia. This session will look broadly at some of the theory behind these guidelines to aid us when making design decisions to adapt and create spaces that are as inclusive as possible for all those who use them.
Lauren Di Pietro, Architect specialising in Care, GSS Architecture
12.45pm – 1.30pm: Panel Discussion: Balancing Technology and Human Connection
• How can technological advancement be used to relieve pressures in social care?
• How can technology be used to deliver an individual-centred approach versus a system-centred approach?
• To what extent will technology be able to support people with dementia and their carers?
• How can technology drive improvements in safety in the homes of older people?
• Will technology improve the way in which care work is performed and its value?
• Learnings from the frontline to effectively integrate technology
Amrit Dhaliwal, CEO, Walfinch
Tommy Henderson Reay, Registered Social Worker, Social Care Digital Engagement at NHS Transformative Directorate
Lorcán Murray, Marketing Manager, CarePlanner Ltd
Mark Dale, NHS Public Governor and Coproduction Advisor
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.
Ann Ford, Director of Operations Network North, 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!
Ann Ford’s Bio
Ann Ford is a Registered Nurse by background and has worked in a variety of Nursing, Children’s Services and Adult Social Care settings throughout her career .
Ann has almost 40 years’ experience in Health and Social Care . Ann has worked in Regulation for over 20 years and is passionate about the positive impact effective regulation can have in improving the quality and safety of services to people using them.
Ann has held a number of Leadership roles in a range of sectors and in 2020 was awarded an MBE for her services to patient safety.
Ann is currently the Director of Operations for CQC in the North Of England responsible for the Regulation of NHS Acute trusts , NHS Mental Health Trusts , Primary Medical Services and Adult Social Care settings.
A native of Liverpool where she has lived most of her life , her interests are music, film and theatre, Ann is also an avid Liverpool football supporter.
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.
Eddy Fishwick’s Bio
Eddy Fishwick is the dynamic and enthusiastic Chairman of award-winning healthcare supplier to care homes, CareHomeLife. His compelling vision is a bold statement – “To be one of many key influences involved in making Social Care World Class.”
Eddy is extremely passionate in collaborating with all partners in the sector to accelerate positive change. He believes CareHomeLife’s purpose is to be by the side of care homes, supporting them to honour our loved ones with dignity every day.
Led by Eddy’s vision and passion, now each member of the CareHomeLife team are aligned with the company purpose and are engaged in their mission statement – to provide care home essentials that prioritise people, planet and pocket. Plus they are living examples of the company’s shared core values: Passionate and caring; Being creative; We go the extra mile; Integrity always; and Helpful experts.
With a passionate leader and a team so dedicated to adding value to care homes, Eddy’s helping to support the transition of the social care sector from a challenging culture to a world class, people-centred sector.
Lauren Di Pietro
Lauren Di Pietro’s Bio
Lauren is a Chartered Architect at GSS Architecture with a demonstrated history of working across sectors and stages in the architecture and planning industry.
“The want and need to make a difference in a positive way, concentrates my methodological thinking into design which stands to improve the lives of the people who may interact with it. My passion tends to focus on inclusive design philosophies; in that environments can be designed such that they do not hinder anybody, but can greatly aid those less able to navigate them.”
Lauren joined the team with strong design ideas, demonstrating a particular interest in healthcare, designing for dementia and inclusive design. Lauren is also listed on the RIBA Conservation Register and has a particular passion for creating bespoke designs offering attractive as well as practical architecture.
Lorcán Murray’s Bio
Lorcán Murray is the Marketing Manager for CarePlanner Home Care Software. He has taken part in panels at The Care Show and Health Plus Care and written about prominent issues in care for a range of publications, typically focussing on technology, digitisation and reform in social care in the UK and Ireland.
Lorcán believes technology can play a role in supporting recruitment and retention efforts and has been a part of CarePlanner’s recent collaboration with Wagestream to produce a series of ‘Masterclass’ videos to show how providers can utilise technology to support and retain staff in cost-effective ways. Always looking to understand better the challenges facing care providers and the solutions available, Lorcán is excited to host this panel and ask questions from a care roadshow stage instead of the audience for once.
Mark Dale’s Bio
I’m a person with Lived Experience of Mental and Physical Illness however used my experience to work locally, regionally and nationally on Care and Health Policy. Locally I’m a Governor for a large MH trust and Co-production lead for Essex Partnership Trust, I sit on the National Mind Mental Health Act Advisory group and a member of the Association of Mental Health Providers Lived Experience Group. Physical Health and well-being go hand in hand with Mental Health and Well-being care now has changed as the 21st Century moves on and digitally we have to look at how the person at the centre of their health is enabled and empowered to have a voice in this new landscape
Samantha Brennan’s Bio
Samantha Brennan is the Managing Director for the North West, for one of the UK’s biggest social care charities, Community Integrated Care. Sam joined Community Integrated Care in 2013 as a Regional Manager for Cheshire, overseeing services for people with learning disabilities, mental health concerns and age-related needs. Soon after joining, Sam was appointed to Regional Director for the North West in recognition of her commitment to driving service quality.
Sam has consistently pioneered new partnerships and led innovative programmes of care that have been adopted across the charity, leading to her appointment as Managing Director for Community Integrated Care’s North West region in October 2018.
Having worked in the social care sector for over 20 years in a variety of settings within the NHS and the community, she has experience in all fields including Home Care, Children’s Services, Homelessness and Extra Care.
Sharon Scully’s Bio
Sharon Scully is currently serving as the Senior Business Support Manager at Right at Home UK, a leading provider of quality in-home care services. With over 20 years of experience in the healthcare sector, Sharon has a proven track record of leading successful teams and implementing innovative strategies to improve client care.
Sharon has worked her way up through varying roles in care homes and community settings before transitioning to her current role by joining Right at Home UK in 2019.
Sharon has a deep understanding of the challenges faced by those in need of care and is committed to ensuring that Right at Home UK provides the highest quality of care possible. Her dedication to excellence extends to ensuring career pathways are available to those seeking improvements in personal standards and career progression.
Outside of work, Sharon is actively involved in charitable causes, including supporting Dementia UK and Cancer Research UK. She is also an advocate for promoting diversity and inclusion in the workplace, striving to create a supportive and welcoming environment for all employees.
Tommy Henderson-Reay’s Bio
A registered Social Worker, Tommy has worked across social care for over 15 years both for local authorities and the not-for-profit care provider sector. He now works for the Digitising Social Care programme across NHS England and DHSC supporting adult social care with digital transformation. Having worked both locally and nationally, Tommy is focused on ensuring that those drawing on care and support as well as those who work in social care have the skills they need to engage with technology. In addition, he is a trustee of youth engagement charity, Grow UK, in Sheffield and loves anything related to sport, music or food.