As a company we here at Nourish pride ourselves on our ability to empower those involved in care with everything that we do. This ethos doesn’t just come from our care management software, weekly updates from industry experts and sector trends we cover on our blog or even the way we get our staff to volunteer in our clients’ care homes. The ideal of helping people to, ‘care better’ permeates throughout our culture here at Nourish. To this end, we constantly talk with our clients and leading industry representatives to discover the best ways in which we can support those in the care industry to provide ‘better care’. This feedback has led us to create a series of free roundtable events across the UK under the banner of “Together We Care Better”.
What are the Together We Care Better events about?
Aimed at senior figures in care, from Registered Managers to Care Home Managers the roundtable styled events are designed to provide a free session to help improve the way that care planning is undertaken on a specific topic of merit within the care sector. The events will each cover one topic from:
- Hydration and nutrition – Hampshire as part of the Hampshire Care Association seminar on the 6th of October
- Mental capacity assessments – Wiltshire Care Association on the 18th of October in Devizes
- End of life planning – Dorset Care Associations & Partners in Care on the Rescheduled for 2017 in Bournemouth
- Mobility assessments – Scheduled for 2017 in West Sussex
Who is hosting these events?
The events are being hosted by Nourish in partnership with the local care home associations for Dorset, Hampshire and Wiltshire. Full information regarding each event will be publicised by each of the care home associations closer to their launch, however please do check back regularly because the events are subject to changes as places fill up.
What will the events format be?
The together we care better events will follow a roundtable style format each focusing on gathering together a series of experts on a specific topic currently in vogue within the care sector and allowing participants to actively question and discuss their own unique positions. Our feedback raised issues with current classroom-style events, with respondents reporting that they were unable to gain access to actionable insights and felt that after leaving an event they were unlikely in some cases to make positive changes as a result. Over the course of three hours, participants will be encouraged to contribute to discussions led by industry experts and thought leaders. There will also be a small lunch/comfort break to allow attendees to network.
How can a Together We Care Better event help you improve the care you provide?
The aim of the Together We Care Better event series is to provide a forum where participants can talk with expert, receive useful and tailored information regarding a the session’s topic. Each event will be limited to 20 attendees in order to maximise the amount of 1-2-1 guidance that can be gained from the attending experts, thought leaders and networking session. The events will focus on providing actionable information for you to take away and use to improve the care you provide in your care settings. Each event will also be filmed and subsequent information will be emailed to you regarding the hot topic to help you after the event.
How much will the events cost to attend?
We believe that charging for attendance, even a small amount, will exclude some of participants who might be in need of support the most; that’s why the Together We Care Better events are free to attend for care sector professionals who are members of their local care home association.
Where can you find out more information?
More information can be found by visiting the relevant Care Home Association’s or Eventbrite pages for each event found below (this blog post will be updated with information as it becomes available):
- Hydration and nutrition – Because this event forms part of the Hampshire Care Association event, please speak to Sarah from their events team to find out more.
- Mental capacity assessments – Please email Jo Howes from Wiltshire Care Association to secure your place.
- End of life planning – the Eventbrite page will go live with details in the new year
- Mobility assessments – TBC