The Residential and Homecare Show 2019 – A Review

UKHCA were proud to be at the Residential and Home Care Show at the London ExCel Centre in June.

As well as UKHCA having a stand during the two-day event, we also worked extensively with the Home Care Theatre. Our Policy Director Colin Angel chaired over 20 talks on both days in the Theatre making sure that delegates could ask questions of the speakers. 

Homecare in Numbers – 2019

Andrew Heffernen, UKHCA Membership Director and Steve Sawyer from The Access Group

Andrew Heffernen, UKHCA Membership Director, teamed up with Steve Sawyer from The Access Group to present a talk entitled “Homecare in Numbers”

The talk focused on Access Group’s findings from private-pay and local-authority purchased homecare, and what it tells us about what’s happening in the sector.

(Updated July 2019)

Digital Social Care Launch

A new website, run by social care providers for social care providers, launched on the 2nd day of the show. 

Digital Social Care is a partnership project between members of the Care Provider AllianceSkills for Care and NHS Digital. Funded until March 2021, the project aims to support providers with technology, data protection and appropriate information sharing with health and local authority partners.

Our Chief Executive Jane Townson was among the panel at the launch, with UKHCA being involved in the partner project through the Care Provider Alliance. 

Meeting our members

Mel Parrianen, from UKHCA’s Membership team and Terry Donohoe, from UKHCA’s Policy and Campaigns team on our stand on the 2nd day of the show.

It was great to meet so many of our members at the Show both at our stand, as exhibitors and also giving talks. 

Our members who also exhibited included:

  • Access UK
  • Birdie
  • CareFree Management
  • CareLineLive
  • CarePlanner
  • MyLearningCloud
  • everyLIFE Technologies
  • HAS Technology
  • Insequa
  • NurseBuddy
  • Quality Compliance Systems
  • Zuri Care

The Homecare Theatre

UKHCA’s Policy Director Colin Angel, chairing the Homecare Theatre

UKHCA’s Policy Director Colin was able to introduce CQC’s new Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care Kate Terroni.

Colin said:

“It was great to see so many homecare providers attending and contributing to one of the county’s biggest social care conferences.  The varied two-day programme highlighted how important technology has become in supporting people at home.  The questions from delegates showed just how seriously providers are thinking about the experience of people who use care and support.”

With thanks to everyone who spoke with us over the course of the show. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event.