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, 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.
Andrew Heffernan, Dir of Marketing & Membership @ukhca talking about the impact on people and risks of inadequate funding of #homecare. Data show it’s a false economy to pay unsustainable fee rates. Higher fee rates lead to better quality & sustainable market #RandHCS pic.twitter.com/v6BIV488zE— Jane Townson (@drjanetownson) June 26, 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 Alliance, Skills 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.
James Palmer, Head of Social Care Programme at NHS Digital talking about a digital vision for social care. Delighted to be representing @ukhca on the panel and ensuring #homecare providers are actively engaged in the national programme #digital #technology #care pic.twitter.com/YcyUSPgHIx— Jane Townson (@drjanetownson) June 27, 2019
Meeting our members
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
- CareFree Management
- everyLIFE Technologies
- HAS Technology
- Quality Compliance Systems
- Zuri Care
The Homecare Theatre
UKHCA’s Policy Director Colin was able to introduce CQC’s new Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care Kate Terroni.
Kate Terroni (@KateTerroni), new Chief Inspector at @CareQualityComm is talking about how important the voice of lived experience is to her & regulation not being a blocker for innovation. #RandHCS pic.twitter.com/a2emFf4gfc— Colin Angel at UKHCA (@colintwangel) June 26, 2019
“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.