Care at Home & Housing Support Conference
Our NEXT Scottish Care Annual Care at Home & Housing Support Conference, Exhibition and Awards takes place on Friday 12th May 2017 at the Marriott Hotel, Argyle Street, Glasgow.
The conference, which attracted over 230 delegates, was titled “Reshaping Home Care: Enhancing Innovation and Potential". Those attending included representatives from care providers, local authority, NHS and Scottish Government.
Over 30 exhibitors were also in attendance to engage with delegates, promote their services and offer support.
On the day we had talks and presentations from speakers including Bridget Warr CBE from UKHCA, Gordon Paterson Chief Inspector from the Care Inspectorate and Alan Baird Chief Social Work Advisor to the Scottish Government.
The Conference saw the launch of the Convention on Human Rights which was formally launched by Scottish Care CEO Dr Donald Macaskill.
“Today is a call and a challenge to everyone, to work together to ensure that we all work through the prism of human rights.”
A variety of care providers and care orientated businesses showcased their exhibition stalls over lunch, using the opportunity to network and market their services. Educators, care technology specialists and care providers had stands and representatives on hand to meet with other delegates and organisations.
To read some of Ken's inspirational poetry along with artwork you can do so here
The evening saw the Scottish Care Care at Home Awards Ceremony 2016 take place and was an evening full of excitement and fun. We are passionate about recognising and rewarding good practice and good care and we are hugely supportive of this across Scotland.
A warm congratulations to all our winners and nominees.
The Scottish Care Lifetime Achievement Award was won by Stephen Pennington, congratulations to him on winning his duly deserved award. Stephen has spent the last 35 years working in the Social Care field assisting the vulnerable and marginalised in our society as well as serving as Scottish Care Chair for Highland Care at Home since 2009.