Leading the way to sustainability


The Carer recently covered the frightful topic of the NHS being revealed to be heavily unsustainable by NHS Chief Executive Niall Dickson. With the positivity of the promised long term plan, the reveal that there are still spending gaps and forgotten areas of funding shows that there is still a long ways to go to make the whole service completely sustainable.

Through providing a platform for the development of a sustainable social care business model, the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo is the UK’s most dynamic social care event dedicated to inspiring business growth & a sustainable social care model. In the face of funding gaps and staffing issues all whilst pushing to meet industry requirements, the social care sector has set out many good steps in the strive for sustainability. These will all be on full display at the event come the 26th and 27th March, where the spotlight is shined on the very forefront of the growing and essential industry.

There are clear areas where spending gaps need to be filled, and as such the strain placed upon the NHS A&E services and unnecessary GP visits by the care sector can be avoided for the most part. Alison Murray from the Care Quality Commission will be leading a seminar at the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo to discuss this exact point, as she guides visitors through the Beyond Barriers Report done by the CQC. This report detailed a service users journey from health to care and will provide incredible insight into how the care sector can aid the health service by providing personalised care for individuals to ensure the best quality of care is given at all times.

This seminar is bolstered by the potential to peruse cutting edge products and services currently available on the market. Having the chance to get specialist mattresses that are able to combat avoidable pressure injuries is just one example of the small steps care homes and home care businesses can take to begin alleviating pressure from other branches of the service. Linet, Apex Medical and Ateliers Du Haut-Forez are three such companies that will be on hand to discuss how their products can offset avoidable issues and injuries.

As well as pressure being removed from areas of the NHS, the issue of finding and retaining super star carers is a real challenge for not just care homes, but also home care service providers. This is one issue that sees a great amount of strain placed upon the entire health service, and In order to ease the pain of this growing issue, the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo will allow for complimentary training in the way of masterclasses to provide hands on opportunities to learn about engaging staff and making sure to keep them in position. This will be the chance to consolidate information gathered from seminars like Karolina Gerlich from the National Association of Care and support Workers as she discusses the support that needs to be in place in order for social care professionals to feel worth in their job role.

With the benefit of having a stronger, more reliable workforce, the domino effect of better and personalised care is clear. By being able to promote a sustainable social care industry will allow for a shining example within the national health service for other sectors to follow and strive for. The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo will provide a large platform to promote the industry towards this sustainable business growth.

Tickets for the Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo are free and readily available from carehomeexpo.co.uk, where you will be able to see everything confirmed for the event. The Dementia, Care & Nursing Home Expo takes place on the 26th and 27th March at the NEC, Birmingham.