Keynote Theatre 15

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March


11.00 - 11.30

Lee Mummery

Creating a sustainable social care workforce

With 111000 vacancies on any given day in adult social care, and the need to fill around 650,000 extra job roles by 2035, Lee Mummery looks at what support employers need to recruit, retain and train enough people with the right personal values to offer high quality care in our communities now and into the future.


11.45 - 12.15

Mandy Thorn MBE


Are fractured digital journeys a thing of the past? Have the data pathways connected in ways that make people confident in the safe, timely and effective exchange of information about themselves? This session will explore how the social care and health sectors are working on bridging the digital divide in order to harness the opportunities for system wide change.


12.30 - 13.00

Sue Brewin

Bridging the gap

How often do staff within a care setting say ‘We have no problems with the people we care for, it’s the families we struggle with’ This session explores expectations of care, the reality of the situation from both sides, and looks at different ways we can ‘bridge the gap’ to improve the experience for all involved


13.15 - 13.45

Jackie Pool

Reducing the symptoms of dementia with cognitive rehabilitation therapy

The speaker will describe the Enriched Memory Care with Therapy service being delivered at 4 Sunrise Senior Living Homes as part of a University of Exeter trial into the effectiveness of cognitive rehabilitation as a care service. She will show how therapeutic techniques can be used to enable people with dementia to improve in every day function and describe the impact on the service, residents and their families


14.00 - 14.30

Paul Gaskell

Dignity for everyone, every day – actions speak louder than words

This seminar offers an insight into making Dignity in Care a living, breathing reality. Dignity is a concept we will all see in a different way. What does it actually mean? What does it look like, and sound like? How do we enable entire staff teams to critically reflect, challenge every aspect of their approach to care, and bring about real life meaningful change together?


14.45 - 15.15

Jonathan Cunningham MBE

Leadership & Inspiring Staff

Jonathan will discuss his experience as a leader within the care sector explaining the processes he takes to motivate his staff, the psychology behind it and the different type of leadership styles he implements to fit each staff members characteristics. Keeping staff happy is at the forefront of a successful care environment. WARNING: There will be a strong, exciting energy in this Seminar!


15.30 - 16.00

Ian Thomas

Introduction to Digital Marketing

Paid advertising ‘PPC’ can be daunting. This seminar explores and explains paid adverting across search engines, social media and how best to use it to achieve your online goals.