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.
See below for Care Roadshow South 2023 Programme and Speakers for inspiration.
We look forward to seeing you all in London on the 15th October 2024, check out below our amazing CPD seminar programme along with our incredibly talented speakers.
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?
Rob Martin, Managing Director – Care Services, Anchor
Claire Leake, People Director, National Care Group
Nadra Ahmed CBE DL, Co-Chair, National Care Association
Ruby Peacock, Policy, Practice & Innovation Director, Homecare Association
11.30am – 12.00pm: Fixing Social Care – Once and For All
• Are we at risk of delaying social care reform beyond this Parliament?
• What more needs to be done to support care providers with energy and cost of living pressures?
• Why the Government must commit to substantial increases in funding to stabilise the sector and enable it to move towards a sustainable footing.
• Why is it more critical than ever to introduce a fully funded workforce plan.
George Appleton, Head of Policy at Care England
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
Lindsay Rees, Head of Social Care Content, Quality Compliance Systems Ltd, Chair
Rishi Jawaheer, Director, The Jawa Group, Namaste Care International & CareVision
Mark Dale, NHS Public Governor and Coproduction Advisor
Christina Handasyde Dick OLY MBE, Founder & CEO, G A Carers Franchises Ltd
2.00pm – 2.30pm: 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.
Antoinette Smith, Deputy Director of Operations London & East of England, 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.
Antoinette Smith’s Bio
Speaker bio coming soon.
Christina Handasyde Dick OLY, MBE
Christina Handasyde Dick OLY, MBE
As a world number one in the double-handed sailing discipline, Christina Handasyde Dick competed in the 2004 and 2008 Olympics. She now brings that same commitment to excellence as the natural navigator at the helm of Guardian Angel Carers.
Christina was inspired to build a care business by the closeness she felt to her own grandmothers, witnessing them experience frailty and dementia. In 2012 she founded GAC, where, from the start, her guiding principle was ‘how can we do things better?’. A measure of her success in this was the award of a Care Quality Commission ‘Outstanding’ rating, and an MBE for services to the care industry in 2022.
The business now comprises three owned branches delivering 7,500+ hours of care per week, and 10 franchised operations across the UK.
Sailing continues to play an important part in Christina’s life, with a round-the-world adventure accompanied by her three children and GP husband at the top of her bucket list.
Claire Leake Bio
Claire’s leadership has driven National Care Group (NCG) to become established as a real force in the specialist care sector. Her recruitment strategy delivered improvements in the time to onboard colleagues and welcomed more than 1,100 new colleagues to the organisation in 2022 an increase on the prior year.
Under her leadership, NCG benefits from a culture of wellbeing to support over 2,500 colleagues that work in over 250 settings. NCG was one of the first organisations to invest in mental health awareness training for managers and has recently been in the news for its pledge to reimburse the costs of HRT prescriptions amongst other menopause support initiatives including being recognised by the Sun in the top 8 menopause-friendly employers. NCGs people strategy is also focussed on embedding a culture of diversity and inclusion and creating an environment where our colleagues can reach their full potential.
George Appleton’s Bio
George joined Care England in September 2019. His work predominantly relates to ensuring that the voice of the independent sector is heard in the development of social care policy at both a local and national level.
He has particular experience in the demographic and epidemiological changes which have informed the policy landscape today following the completion of a Master’s degree at King’s College London in Public Policy and Ageing.
George is keen to ensure that the adult social care sector is well-equipped to manage these transitions, against a turbulent political and socioeconomic backdrop. George’s work centres around issues pertaining to funding, workforce, regulation and integration.
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.
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
Nadra Ahmed CBE DL
Nadra Ahmed CBE DL Bio
- Nadra has been involved in the field of Social Care for over 40 years. Her background is in training and education, which has been the passion that drives her towards quality services, underpinned and provided by a skilled and valued workforce.
- She has been the Chairman of NCA since 2001 and is a trustee of Royal British Legion Industries and Governor at Canterbury Christchurch University. She is also the Co-Convenor of the Cavendish Coalition, formed to work with the NHS and Unison to support workforce issues in Health and Social Care pre-Brexit. She is currently the Chair of the Care Provider Alliance which brings together 11 national representative bodies in the sector.
- Additionally, Nadra holds various positions within voluntary organisations delivering services to vulnerable people in the community. These include Vice President of HiKent a charity supporting people with hearing loss, Patron of Rockdale Housing supporting older citizens through a pathway of care and support, Vice Patron of Kent Autistic Society and a trustee of Spadeworks which is a charity to support younger adults with learning disabilities to learn skills and run a garden centre.
- She has been a member of a number of Government advisory committees in the DHSC including at Ministerial level and Government Taskforces. Through the Covid pandemic Nadra was the respected voice of care providers consistently both privately with DHSC and publicly.
- Nadra is a regular contributor to journals and conferences and is frequently called upon by major media networks to represent the views of Social Care providers both nationally and internationally.
- In 2006 she was awarded the OBE for her services to Social Care and the following year was appointed Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Kent and a Kent Ambassador.
- Nadra has been the recipient of many awards within the care sector from ‘Care Personality’ to ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Business Community’.
- In 2023 Nadra was awarded the CBE for her continued services to Social Care.
Professor Martin Green OBE Bio
Martin Green has had an extensive career in NGO development, both in the UK and internationally, and is Chief Executive of Care England, the largest representative body for independent social care services in the UK. He is also Chair of the International Longevity Centre, a Trustee of the National Centre for Creative Health (NCCH), Vice President of The Care Workers Charity, Champion of The National Aids Trust and Commissioner of the Royal Hospital Chelsea.
In 2013 he was appointed Visiting Professor of Social Care to Buckinghamshire New University.
In 2012, in his role as Department of Health and Social Care Independent Sector Dementia Champion, he led the development of the Dementia Care and Support Compact for The Prime Minister’s Challenge on Dementia.
In 2008 he was named care personality of the year and was awarded an OBE for Services to Social Care in the 2012 Queen’s Birthday Honours List. In 2019 he was presented with the Health Investor Outstanding Contribution award.
Martin Green writes and broadcasts extensively on social care issues and is on the Editorial Board of Community Care Market News and Care Talk magazine.
Rob Martin’s Bio
Rob Martin, as Managing Director Care Services for Anchor the 4th largest Care Home operator, is responsible for 127 care homes, 3 retirement villages, 8 domiciliary care services, and is an Executive Director of Anchor Hanover Ltd. He is also the “Nominated Individual” with the Care Quality Commission.
He was previously the Director of Care Quality and has been working as part of the senior leadership team at Anchor since 2013. Rob has also experience over 5 years as a Non-Executive Director and also a Board member with the National Care Forum since December 2022.
Rob has built his experience in the social care sector over the last 23 years, one of his first roles in social care was as a Registered Manager in the North-West of England. After leaving school, Rob served with 40 Regiment in the Royal Artillery for almost 7 years, where he developed many of the skills that he continues to apply today in a high-pressure role.
He has undertaken the Top Manager Programme with The King’s Fund; the programme has a 30-year history of developing senior leaders within Health and Social Care. Rob was recently recognised as one of the top 10 most influential people in social care as part of the Social Care top 30.
Rob’s most recent achievements include acquiring Halcyon care group (11 care homes), moving to pay the living wage foundation rate for all colleagues in Anchor and opening one of the first carbon neutral care homes in the Country.
Ruby Peacock’s Bio
Ruby is currently Director of Policy, Practice and Innovation at the Homecare Association leading the organisations research and external affair activities as well overseeing the delivery of resources and training programmes to homecare providers. Previously, Ruby was Head of Policy and Public Affairs at Carers UK. Where she played a leading role in designing and reporting research on the experience of unpaid carers in COVID-19 – ‘Caring Behind Closed Doors’.
Prior to this, she was Deputy Head of Public Affairs at the Federation of Small Businesses, she supported work on the impact of National Living Wage increases on businesses in low paid sectors such as care and childcare. She delivered strategic influencing campaigns, including achieving a reversal on the planned increase in National Insurance for the self-employed, delivering discretionary business rate relief, and ending the ‘Staircase Tax’ in the Business Rates System. Earlier in her career, Ruby worked in policy and public affairs at the Children’s Society and at London Councils.