Bringing Home Care: Transforming Support in the Community

On May 12 Scottish Care hosted the Care at Home and Housing Support Conference and Exhibition 2017, returning to the Marriott Hotel in Glasgow.

The theme was #bringhomecare and this resonated throughout some extremely thought provoking presentations and carefully curated insight sessions for our 250 delegates.

There were numerous highlights thoughout the day, including opening remarks from our CEO Dr Donald Macaskill, an insightful interview with Joanne Bilsland from Bluebird Care, an update on the work being co-ordinated by Maggie Dowe and an address from Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing Shona Robison.

Please see below for a full list of speakers from the conference, with links to supporting materials (where available).




A number of people attending the conference have indicated that they found an interview with Joanne Bilsland from Bluebird Care of particular interest. She spoke with Katharine Ross, National Project Lead for Workforce Matters at Scottish Care, as part of the session on Supporting Solace: palliative care at home

To view the interview from conference in full, please click below:

Supporting Solace: palliative care at home, Joanne Bilsland interview

Twenty five exhibitors attended, and were available in the main hall to liaise with delegates.  Additionally, our conference-goers were able to choose from two different insight sessions to participate in over the course of the day. Scottish Care was delighted the following sessions were hosted both morning and afternoon. Please click on the links to access presentation materials from the day that may be of interest:

The conference also saw the launch of a short film, commissioned by Scottish Care to highlight positive stories of care in Scotland. Titled What a Difference Good Care Makes, the film was directed by Michael Rea and features a number of contributions from across the sector, including care recipients and their family members, care givers and management. The film received fantastic praise at the conference and is available to view below.

Feedback from the Conference and Exhibition has been overwhelmingly positive with 96% of delegates rating the day as good or excellent. If you were there on 12 May and wish to get in touch with any feedback from the event to help with planning for future Scottish Care conferences, please feel free to get in touch via email with [email protected]

We look forward to hosting the next Care at Home & Housing Support Conference in May 2018 - details on this event and the associated Exhibition and Awards will be published on the Scottish Care website in due course. 

A report on the Care at Home and Housing Support Awards 2017 will follow shortly.

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