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.

 

Our most recent conference held at the Marriot Hotel in Glasgow on 23rd June was a hugely popular and positive event.

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.

Dr Macaskill gave a rousing presentation to the conference to launch the Convention on the Rights of Adults and Older People Receiving Care at Home or Housing Support. He urged delegates and members to continue to prioritise and champion quality care and to ensure that those who received care continue to be a orded dignity and choice.

“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.

A full programme of talks and presentations were enhanced by a number of breakout Insight Sessions.

You can watch more videos from the Conference here at www.youtube.com/scottishcare

 

The Conference was wonderfully summed up by talented poet Ken Cockburn who wrote and recorded a series of original poems based on the sights, sounds and emotions of the day. Our thanks to Ken for his excellent work.

To read some of Ken's inspirational poetry along with artwork you can do so here  www.scottishcare.org/poems-by-ken-cockburn

 

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.

Read a full report on the Awards here 

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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.