Care minister Caroline Dinenage is keynote speaker at leading dementia conference


Minister of State for Care, Caroline Dinenage, is to speak at The Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo, along with other high-profile care leaders such as CQC’s Andrea Sutcliffe and Care England’s Martin Green.

The event at Birmingham NEC on 25-26 April is a free event for people working in the care sector.

The show offers a range of informative talks on the latest cutting edge innovations in the care sector as well as on policies affecting care in the UK.

Andrea Sutcliffe, chief inspector of adult social care at the Care Quality Commission, will be reflecting on the progress made by the 2014 report Mending the Cracks in the Pathway which highlighted the challenges faced by people with dementia moving between different services.

Martin Green, chief executive of Care England, will be setting out his vision for how health and social care need to adapt to offer care in a new way and Vic Rayner, executive director of the National Care Forum will talk about putting equality, inclusion and diversity at the heart of care.

Steve Todd, director of the event, which is in its first year, said: “The Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo provides a plethora of products, software, solutions and education for all senior roles within the care & nursing home industry.

“This event will help the businesses grow, meet the demand for more care and nursing homes to be built as well as affording the necessary solutions to improve CQC ratings!”

Other seminars which are CPD accredited will focus on topics, such as how social care providers should approach the use of technology, how to attract private clients and the role adult social care can play in providing truly coordinated person-centred care.

Visitors to the show will also be able to hear how Abbeyfield Society has been implementing dementia care coaches in its homes and what Barchester Healthcare has been doing to enhance dementia care.

There will also be an opportunity to try out the Virtual Dementia Tour, which has been medically and scientifically proven to be the closest dementia experience possible for a person with a healthy brain.

The Tour offers a scary, intimidating, confusing and vulnerable experience for the user and is a must-have training accessory for every care professional or family member who wants to understand dementia by walking in the shoes of a person with the disease.

You can register for your free ticket to The Dementia Care & Nursing Home Expo at or call 0117 990 2097.

Article by: Sue Learner