Care Development Theatre 7

Tuesday 26th March

Wednesday 27th March


11.00 - 11.30

Laura Sheerman

‘Too old for technology?’

Identifying social technology, the potential it harnesses and approaches to support successful adoption this seminar challenges the notion that older adults are ‘too old for technology’. Exploring the potential of technology to promote and enhance social connections for older adults living in both nursing home and care home contexts, this seminar provides new approaches for technology utilisation and adoption.


11.45 - 12.15

David Lockwood

Death and the unattached

What happens when a resident of a care/nursing home passes away and they have no known next of kin or anyone to take on funeral arrangements. What is the care home’s responsibility after the client has died? Who takes responsibility for the client and any estate? Who pays any outstanding bills? We outline the process and what happens when someone passes away.


12.30 - 13.00

Steven Richards

Replacing DoLS: the Liberty Protection Safeguards for care homes

The Liberty Protection Safeguards are due to replace DoLS in the future and will mean new duties and responsibilities for care homes and other care providers. This seminar will provide essential information on the key elements of LPS and how they affect the people you provide care for, your staff and your care home.


13.15 - 13.45

Karen Clayton

Dementia care environments within care facilities

The talk will highlight the positive and negative effects that the environment has on people living with dementia.  Highlighting how positive changes to the environment can improve health and well being, reduce the number of falls, aggression, agitation and confusion.


14.00 - 14.30

Nicky Pearson

The Importance of Lighting, Colour and Design to Create a Positive & Uplifting Environment

When so much of a person’s dignity and control is taken away by age, health or circumstances, it’s hugely important to provide uplifting solutions. Increased attention to the environment and comfort levels will improve mood, mindset and sense of value. Understanding the impact of this on an individual can help improve hope and dignity for their quality of life. Nicolette discusses the importance of a positive experience and why it should be high on the list of priorities when designing a product, the living environment or the service offered.


14.45 - 15.15

Joanne Lockwood

Supporting Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Individuals in the 21st Century

This session highlights the challenges of being Transgender when engaging as an employee or service user in the health and social care system. By challenging biases and perceptions through a thought provoking and engaging session, delegates will have their minds opened and the tools to take back to their organisation to make positive change in being more inclusive and supportive.


15.30 - 16.00

Sophie Murray

Effective Nutritional Support and Dining Tips in Care Homes

This will give you some tried and tested methods that help increase nutritional consumption and create a more conducive environment so that residents can enjoy their dining experience. This will be focused around how the catering operation works with the residents to enhance their dining room experience.