CARE HOME 2021 INSIGHT SESSIONS
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Care Chrysalis: An emerging future – Insight Sessions
Dementia and human rights: Restoring relationships, living grief, moving forward
Ray Fallan – Network & Growth Officer, tide – together in dementia everyday
This session will cover restoring relationships between families, residents and managers of care homes, the recognition and validation of living grief and moving forward to positive relationships within the care home sector for all in the future as we emerge from the pandemic.
Workforce: Leading with care, compassion & connection
Caroline Deane – Workforce Policy & Practice Lead, Scottish Care
Jess Alexander – Learning & Development Manager, SSSC
Julie Gracie – Council Member, SSSC
Workforce Matters and SSSC are keen to explore the many leadership qualities inherent in social care workers – such as compassion, person centredness and commitment. All of which have undoubtedly helped them survive in their role over the last two extremely challenging years.
This session will focus on exploring:
- the importance of self-care and compassion,
- how to pay attention to our own wellbeing and resilience, and;
- enable staff to connect with others from across a range of organisations – sharing insights, learning and support for one another
Technology and Data: The role of technology & robotics in care
Dr Mauro Dragone – The National Robotarium, Heriot-Watt University & The University of Edinburgh
Rachel McLauchlan & Janice McGhie – Alzheimer Scotland Digital Team
Nicola Cooper – Technology & Digital Innovation Lead, Scottish Care
This is a ‘hands-on’ interactive session, demonstrating how technology at both ends of the spectrum can enhance care delivery, from off-the-shelf consumer technology to cutting edge robotics.
Care home nursing: changing the narrative
Dr Jane Douglas – Transforming Workforce Lead, Scottish Care
Exploring the experiences of Registered Nurses who have chosen to work in an independent social care setting to change the narrative of nursing in these settings, this session will seek to:
- define the role of nursing in social care
- help improve the image of nursing in social care
- help promote the value of the nursing role in social care
Using the themes identified through a series of interviews with nurses and nurse managers who work in social care, we will identify together a clear definition that clearly articulates what nursing in social care means.
Business and finance focus
Market under the microscope – data and discussion
Amanda Nurse – Co-founder, Carterwood
Tom Hartley – Managing Director, Carterwood
This session will explore the key trends in Scotland’s elderly care home market as we begin to emerge from the COVID-19 pandemic. Covering topics such as occupancy recovery, fees, supply/demand, and planning activity, this session will give attendees clarity about where we are now, to inform decision-making about the future.
New working capital – sources and structures
Ian Marr – Chief Executive, The Growth Partnership
Financing services will be critical in a challenging operating environment going forward. Ian will outline how Social Impact Investment can provide working capital to ensure medium term funding for high quality services.
Step into the future with Partners for Integration
Cara Gillespie – Independent Sector Lead, Dumfries & Galloway
Lynn Blair – Independent Sector Lead, Perth & Kinross
Gosia Duncan – Independent Sector Lead, Aberdeen City
Join our partners to take a look at three innovative projects from Health & Social Care Partnerships across Scotland, exploring Recruitment & Retention, Psychological Wellbeing and Innovation.
The importance of family
Yvonne Manson – Director of Care & Dementia Services, Abbotsford Care
Alyson Vale – Business & Operations Director, Abbotsford Care
Sheila Hall – Care Home Relatives Scotland
This session, chaired by Dr Donald Macaskill, will explore the vital relationship between care homes, residents and families especially during the pandemic. It will explore why the Care Home Relatives Scotland group was formed, examples of how providers have supported families and the importance of maintaining meaningful family contact.
The role of the arts in recovery
Anne Gallacher – Director, Luminate
Lottie Brook – Programme Manager, Luminate
This session will explore the importance of the arts and creative opportunities in supporting wellbeing, including through the pandemic and what the future holds.