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Dates for your 2019 diary

We’ve put together a list of key dates we believe you should pencil into your diary for 2019…

Future of Care Conference – 19th March

During this one-day conference, leading experts will impart their knowledge and wisdom, discussing key trends for the future of care in focused speaker slots.

With speakers including Sue Howard, Care Quality Commission, Professor Martin Green, Care England and Vic Rayner, National Care Forum, Jeremy Hughes, Alzheimer’s Society and the Rt. Hon Paul Burstow, SCIE, delegates will hear from those who are at the forefront of shaping the industry.

There will also be two dedicated panel sessions providing the chance for the audience to ask questions on the issues that most affect them to ensure a social care system fit for the future and a closing keynote from Frank van Dillen presenting a case study about Hogeweyk, the village located in Weesp, Netherlands where all the residents have an advanced form of dementia. This conference has been designed especially for care home owners, managers and decision-makers to provide them with the latest information and innovation.

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Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo – 26th & 27th March

This dynamic social care event dedicated to inspiring business growth & a sustainable social care model will kick off on March 26th.

The number of people aged 85+ will double in the next 25 - 30 years. It is imperative to the sustainability of the social care sector that care providers can embrace the changes that will be demanded of them, whilst also remaining compliant and providing the highest level of care possible. The Dementia, Care and Nursing Home Expo provides access to CPD accredited seminars from industry leaders, showcases from exclusively selected exhibitors and free training from experts, so care providers can keep up-to-date with the latest products, technology and trends that are reinventing the care sector.

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The UK leaves the European Union – 29th March

At 11pm on Friday 29th March 2019, the UK is set to leave the EU. This, of course, will impact supply chains across the industry so make sure you are working closely with your suppliers to ensure that this will not significantly impact your care home.

Blueleaf is fully prepared for any scenario or deal that may be put in place on 29th March. Speak to our team today to discuss how we can remove the pressure that Brexit may deliver.

Social Care Green Paper – April

The Social Care Green Paper, including options for future funding, was announced by chancellor Philip Hammond in the 2017 March Budget and planned for the following autumn.

The government has made a series of funding pledges since the announcement of the green paper, most recently an additional £240m announced in October for 2018-19.

It is unclear what exactly will be in the Green Paper but it is hoped that it will include proposals which will increase resources, improve communication between the social care sector and the NHS and improve quality and safety embedded in the service.

A spokesperson for Department of Health & Social Care has stated that proposals will be published at the first opportunity in 2019. We learned recently that it will most likely be released in April.

HealthInvestor Chicago Conference – 1st May

Held once again in Chicago, this full-day event will bring together leading experts, investors and major operators from the UK market to detail sector trends, developments and explain the deal-making environment for international investors.

The aim of the event is to provide a concise summary of the UK healthcare system, with sector experts from the UK focusing on an array of topics, including:

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Health Plus Care – 26th & 27th June

This is Europe's largest integrated health and social care event, building relationships between commissioners, providers and suppliers.

Health+Care provides a platform for more than 10,000 senior health and social care professionals to come together to forge new partnerships and productive ways of working in challenging times.

This conference is unique because it gives colleagues from across the NHS, local government, care homes and the voluntary sector the opportunity/a place to come together on an equal footing to network, collaborate and share learning.

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Care Show 2019 – 9th & 10th October

The Care Show provides expert-led CPD accredited conference sessions, hands-on training, latest solutions and networking opportunities to support those connected to and responsible for providing excellent care for others.

It can often feel like you're too busy to take time out but spending even one day at the event dedicated to helping you find the best solutions may help you to save time through efficiencies in the future.

Once registered to attend The Care Show you can access the Care Connect, where you can plan your day, instant message the Care Community, save sessions you want to attend and even book meetings. Click here to view a helpful guide on how to use the platform.

Registrations are not yet open but you can be one of the first to know by registering your interest here.  To add the event to your calendar, click below:

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Care England Conference and Exhibition – 13th November

This year the conference is focused around the ‘workforce’. Whilst the organisers are still selecting high-level speakers who will be debating the issues the industry is currently facing, it promises to be a beneficial and insightful event.

The conference will be of interest to all residential and domiciliary care providers, especially owners, directors and senior managers who support older people and those with dementia, learning disabilities and long-term conditions.

To learn more about the event click here or to speak to someone regarding booking enquiries, please contact conference@careengland.org.uk. Click the button below to add to your calendar:

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