Edition 12

As we enter into spring, we welcome the Care Show Bulletin - your monthly news intake highlighting the positive stories across the care sector.

March's newsletter features an announcement from NCF that The Care Innovation Challenge will be returning this July, what Softworks are doing to improve Gold Care Homes, how Wippet is making buying easier and simpler, and we learn all about InvictIQ’s newest research tool.

We are also pleased to tell you that plans for the Care Show 2022 are in full swing, and we have lots of exciting things we can't wait to tell you about. Although our registration isn't open yet, you can sign up here to be the first to be notified of when you can secure your pass.

Keep us up to date with your latest developments, good news, and educational update by messaging the team via our contact us form.

  • Experiences are deeply personal, but the sediment derived from any experience is learning. Covid19 has been almost like a beta version of apocalypse-t ...
  • The company went to market in 2019 for a solution that would enable them to optimise management of employee Time, Attendance, Rostering and HR and sup ...
  • The Care Innovation Challenge is back!

    14 Mar 2022 NCF and the Care Innovation Challenge
    Applications for a place at the weekend opened on 14th March, and creative thinkers, anyone who has a passion for making ideas a reality and people wh ...

Edition 11

This month our Care Show Bulletin will discuss what our partners have been up to, reveal some of the exciting speakers and topics which will be presented at the show, and draw attention to positive news stories coming out of the care sector.

We are all so excited that the Care Show is back for 2021 and we're keen to spread the word! 

In this edition we hear from some of our partners about what features they are planning on bringing with them to the show. 

We are always looking to promote positive stories and educational updates. To be part of future newsletter editions, please contact me on

  • You will be able to find out: Which energy efficiency improvements are most appropriate for your care home buildings Ways to fund and procure these im ...
  • Care Sector Supplier Awards

    26 Aug 2021 Rose
    Some 40 companies have met the criteria to advance to the second and final stage judging of the Care Sector Supplier Awards. To see which companies, v ...
  • From Battlefields to Battle Knickers!

    26 Aug 2021 Care Managers Inner Circle
    Knickers, bloomers, thongs, boxershorts or even your finest M&S ‘Y Fronts’! The largest online care managers support group will be descending on The C ...
  • Our team are based throughout the UK and supported from our two main hubs in Somerset and Norfolk.  Being so well placed, our aim is to reach most loc ...
  • To allow care and nursing homes the opportunity to celebrate these laundry room heroes, WASHCO has launched the Love Laundry Awards, announcing the wi ...
  • To find out more about the Happiness Programme, see what one Hallmark care home told us about the impact it’s had on their residents and the inspiring ...
  • 1. Are they a Google Partner or Bing Partner? The benefits of working with a Google/Bing Partner agency are unrivalled. Google and Bing Partners are w ...
  • Chairman of National Care Consortium, Tanzeel Younas, elaborates their decision to go with Sekoia: “We chose Sekoia for many reasons. The system can b ...
  • The Photo ID Card People

    26 Aug 2021 The Photo ID Card People
    Photo ID cards are a simple and effective way to safeguard staff and carers, as well as providing reassurance to residents, patients and visitors. The ...
  • There are many reasons why aged care providers might still be using paper processes – especially if they’ve inherited a paper scheduling system and ju ...
  • As a specialist bath innovator for over three decades, Gainsborough Healthcare Group is a trusted UK based manufacturer that specialises in bathing so ...
  • Rojan Subramani, 32, grew up in foster care in India before moving to Dubai and then eventually Edinburgh where he studied a HND to become a chef. Hav ...
  • Correct Care changes that, firstly by providing each organisation with a simple monthly fee. This includes everything you need with no additional char ...

Edition 10

A warm welcome for the June Care Show and The Residential & Home Care Show newsletter.

This month we feature a great line up of innovators, specialists, and AWARDS!!! With face to face events looking set to be back this autumn, make sure you are promoting your teams and entering competitions. Not only is it a huge boost to morale, but a great way to market and recruit the best talent.

In this edition, we also hear from some of our partners to find out what they have been up to, including exciting new features and products being launched on the market.

We are always looking to promote positive stories and educational updates. To be part of future newsletter editions, please contact me on

Edition 9

A warm welcome to our first joint newsletter, uniting the Care Show and The Residential & Home Care Show.

By combining both events, we hope to cover more impactful stories highlighting what is happening in your sector and the latest innovations and updates from suppliers.

This edition, we speak with many of our partners to find out what they have been up to and what new exciting features are coming out to the market.

To be part of future editions please contact me on


  • What is person-centred care?

    19 May 2021 Standex Care
    Person-centred care is about focusing care on the needs of the individual. It should ensure that the preference of people, their needs and values guide any clinical decisions. The care provided should ...
  • Omnicell is delighted to announce a new partnership with one of the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, Well Pharmacy. This partnership will highlight Omnicell’s innovative eMAR solution to more ...
  • When we consider the provision of home care, elderly and vulnerable clients are first and foremost in our minds. However, families, friends, managers, and carers are all part of the wider community th ...
  • Case study: Poppy’s Homecare Ltd The Problem  Poppy’s Homecare Ltd was looking for an efficient and reliable rostering system to help build the business from scratch. When it came to choosing a compan ...
  • Using Empathy in Care Provider Marketing

    19 May 2021 Smooth Digital
    Empathetic marketing is now more important than ever before, for both large and small businesses and the events of 2020 have made people pay more attention to it. As the world continues to change, it’ ...
  • Care Sector Supplier Awards - Call for Entries

    12 May 2021 Care Sector Supplier Awards by Stratford Projects
    Twelve months ago – just at the moment the first lockdown came into being – the Care Sector Supplier Awards appeared on the scene. They were targeted very precisely at all companies that provide produ ...
  • Mobile care software is exactly as the heading suggests. Care software for your mobiles. Let’s face it, with so many of us now having a mobile phone or tablet constantly by our side, it was only a mat ...
  • Predictive is next up for Care Planning

    12 May 2021 Tobias Hoher and Morten Mathiesen, Sekoia Co-Founders
    A lot has happened in social care during the pandemic. We all saw nothing less than a massive transition into new technologies. From video comms and messaging to social and health apps. Most of these ...
  • Burden or Benefit?

    12 May 2021 Quinyx
    In this report, Quinyx explore how technology is helping inspire positive change in the workplace, the steps that can be taken to better integrate technology into your business systems, and the benefi ...
  • Winners of the 2021 Home Care Awards announced

    26 Apr 2021 Stratford Projects
    The winners of the 2021 Home Care Awards have been announced, with Ashridge Home Care and Home Instead UK picking up the biggest accolades for a second year running. Organised by Stratford Projects, t ...
  • A leading health and social care technology company has been announced the winner in the ‘Innovation in Health Tech’ category at the LaingBuisson Awards 2020 for “uniquely providing high tech in a tra ...
  • When it comes to data protection, like all organisations, those in the healthcare sector must process personal data in accordance with the UK General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Pro ...
  • Care champions are all around us. They are embroidered throughout society in the tapestry of social care, looking after people of every age and in all types of caring environment. Care champions are w ...


Edition 8

As the country gears up to opening its doors, non-essential shops prepare for customers, hospitality prepare outdoor spaces and care homes are allowing regular visitors. This edition we look at some of our key partners and what they are doing to help improve the care sector.

There is light at the end of this long journey, and we are excited at the prospect of welcoming you all back to the Care Show at Birmingham NEC on the 13th & 14th October.

If you would like to feature in future Care Bulletins, please contact me on


  • An in-depth look at the current state of technology in home care. Birdie's State of Tech report expl ...
  • With the social care sector historically making low levels of investment in systems and technology, ...
  • When planning your marketing budget, many companies invest a lot of time and money on getting people ...
  • Tea with Tobi

    31 Mar 2021
    Season 4 is giving a platform to the individuals that continue to brave a storm of virulent strains, ...
  • What can The Carer do for you?

    31 Mar 2021 The Carer
    The Carer is a market leading informative publication for the nursing and residential care home sect ...
  • Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, is pleased to announce a partnership wit ...

Edition 7

What a year 2020 has been and as we approach the festive season, we hope there may be some light at the end of a tunnel.

This month we look back at the first ever Virtual Care Festival, where 3000+ of you joined us live for two days and another 600 since have visited the site since to enjoy hours of educational content and network with your peers. We look at some of the key CPD accredited webinars, the industry discussions and a some of out fantastic partners who will continue to serve the sector as we approach 2021.

From myself and the entire Care Show, we wish you a VERY happy Christmas and a joyful New Year.

We look forward to seeing you all in 2021.

Stay Safe and keep smiling, 

Michael Corbett, Care Portfolio Manager


  • Well Pharmacy, the UK’s largest independent pharmacy chain, is pleased to announce a partnership with PainChek®, the world’s first AI-powered pain assessment tool to help people who are unable to verb ...
  • National pharmacy chain, Well, is delighted to announce a partnership with MED e-care to drive further efficiencies alongside the highest standards of pharmaceutical administration for those in reside ...
  • When Kacey Akpoteni, Director / Registered Manager of home care provider Pleasant Valley Care, came across Relias at the Care Show in October 2019, she was first struck by its library of over 300 cour ...
  • Well, take a look at the Recruitive LMS! Our Learning Management System has been designed with our clients, for our clients to ensure all stakeholders needs are met and the complete solution delivered ...
  • A CQC Outstanding care home in Oxfordshire has introduced a new purpose-built visitor centre, to allow families and friends to visit their loved ones this winter, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues.  
  • Opera Care are the trusted experts in care beds and pressure care mattresses for the UK long-term care sector. Opera were featured exhibitors at the Virtual Care Festival, showcasing their latest prod ...
  • The successful low nursing bed series sentida is now available with upholstery. With options in fabric and high-quality imitation leather, the new possibilities for interior design of care home rooms ...
  • Communication between a home care agency’s administration staff, its carers and its service users - the ‘circle of care’, has always been important and is essential to provide person-centred care.
  • One subtle overtone the Virtual Care Festival brought to the fore, was that the ability to adapt, respond and overcome challenges is a defining and oftentimes, humbling quality shared between every ca ...
  • The Access Care Provider Hub

    Access Health and Social care
    Access Health and Social care are pleased to launch the new Care Provider Hub. Designed and put together for care providers of all sizes. The care provider hub is your source of advice and guidance fr ...
  • 3065 delegates, 55 education sessions, 111 leading industry speakers, 37 specialist exhibitors! They are the top line numbers to The Virtual Care Festival last month, making the event the largest gath ...


Edition 6

This edition of our Care Show Bulletin will highlight what some of our partners have been up to, offer a tiny portion of the speakers and topics which will be discussed at the virtual show and look at positive news stories coming out of the care sector.

With a new lockdown in full flow, we still aim to bring people together with the opportunity to talk to one another.

This bulletin focuses on the Virtual Care Festival - our new digital online event is packed full of debates and engaging talks for both residential and domiciliary care providers. There will be over 40 amazing products and services and best of ALL it is completely free.

The Virtual Care Festival will allow you to speak with your peers, hopefully blow off some steam and take a break from your usual routines.

As always, stay safe and keep smiling

Michael Corbett, Care Portfolio Manager


  • The Care Show and OT Show will be running the UK's first Virtual Care Festival on the 25th - 26th of November 2020. The festival is be a great opportunity to gain CPD through lectures and seminars pre ...
  • MED e-care Healthcare Solutions and Person Centred Software are delighted to announce a working partnership to integrate MED e-care’s eMAR (Medication Management) solution with Person Centred Software ...
  • The Virtual Care Festival Speaker Sneak Peak

    05 Nov 2020 The Virtual Care Festival
    The 25th & 26th November will see a host of the great and good come together to talk about key topics currently impacting the care sector and look towards the future. 
  • New Opportunities with City & Guilds

    06 Nov 2020 City & Guilds
    City & Guilds are currently looking for Independent End-point Assessors (IEPAs) and Lead Independent End-point Assessors (LIEPAs) in a variety of Health and Care Standards.
  • Pioneering dementia care author brings vast knowledge to QCS. Jackie Pool joins QCS today from international care provider Sunrise Senior Living.  
  • Access Workspace for Care is designed to place everything you need in one place and helps you manage your services, resources and observe progress to make sure you continue to deliver outstanding care ...
  • By using CareLineLive’s Family & Friends Portal, Home Care agencies can offer access to an array of information about a loved one’s care, 24/7.
  • My Learning Cloud have evolved their award-winning Learning Management System to support the Health and Social Care sector by integrating Zoom.
  • As a thank you to their clients, Access 21 are offering a further 2.5% discount for any order placed between 1st November and 31st December 2020

Edition 5

In this edition of the bulletin we look at how care providers are keeping their residents engaged and how they are getting their new recruits into top positions. We also explore the relationship between pain & dementia. We are also hosting a new webinar next week on diabetes education and safety in care homes.

This month we should have been welcoming you and the entire care sector to the Care Show at the Birmingham NEC. Sadly the pandemic has had a huge impact on face to face events, but that doesn’t mean we wont see you again soon. 

Join us at the Virtual Care Festival on the 25th & 26th November for two days of digital interaction. We’ll be hosting 5 theatres, 60+ hours of webinars and over 50 interactive stands!

If you want to be part of future editions of the Care Show bulletin, please get in touch.

Stay safe and keep smiling!

Michael Corbett, Care Portfolio Manager


  • Birkdale Park with a new approach to the Care Home COVID challenge.
  • Diagrama to create ‘Edensor Train Station’ with a 1960s train carriage, to improve well-being and enable safe visits from loved ones
  • A problem shared… is that a problem halved or doubled?

    02 Oct 2020 By Ailsa Colquhoun, Editor, Care Home Management magazine
    Ailsa Colquhoun, editor, Care Home Management magazine explores the challenges that will resonate all too clearly with social care providers due to COVID-19.
  • Pain & Dementia: Common Challenges for Care Managers

    02 Oct 2020 Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum.
    Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum discusses the main issues with assessing pain for those living with dementia and how these can be overcome.
  • Quality Compliance Systems welcomes Christine Asbury as Director of Insight & Innovations
  • The story of a Hatfield care home Resident who proves everything is possible. Brian Root is a resident at St Christopher's care home in Hatfield, Hertfordshire and he was very happy to share his story ...


Edition 4

Welcome to the September Care Show Bulletin, an edition action packed with some important updates regarding our events. Firstly we look back at the Care Summer Series, which you can access here.

The Care Show due this October is sadly being postponed to 2021; but we are delighted to announce the launch of our brand new event - the Virtual Care Festival on the 25th & 26th November, two days of networking and education for the entire care sector.

We are not the only ones who have been busy, Care Workers Charity are hosting an entire week of education dedicated to the “Professional Care Workers Week”. We discuss diversity within care, safeguarding and if it has it taken a new meaning since the Pandemic, and a number of other topics.

As ever if you have any stories or updates, please get in contact and we are happy to share your news.

Keep Smiling,

Michael Corbett, Care Portfolio Manager


  • The Care Summer Series brought the industry together to share debates and discussions around key topics impacting care homes and domiciliary care prov ...
  • On the 1st - 4th September 2020, virtually or in person, all parts of the social care sector will come together to celebrate care workers and make the ...
  • Safeguarding has taken on a new added meaning:

    21 Aug 2020 Dudley Sawyerr Care Manager and Consultant, London Care and Support Forum (LCAS) Chair
    I have just finished watching a funeral via a link on YouTube of a 93 old lady (Maggie B) who was a service user on end of life care at my care home, ...
  • In a time where face-to-face learning for health and care professionals is restricted, The Care Show and The OT Show have joined forces to host the UK ...
  • CloserStill Media, the organiser of The Care Show, have taken the decision to postpone the event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Care Show 2020 will ...
  • Black Lives Matter in Care

    21 Aug 2020 Dudley Sawyerr, London Care and Support Forum (LCAS) Chair, CareVision Head of Operations
    If you are reading this right now, I am sure you would have seen coverage of the “Black Lives Matter” movement on both a national and global level. Th ...
  • July 2020: Miele Professional launched its new Little Giants range on Thursday 16th July. The new range will officially become available from 1st Augu ...


Edition 3

Welcome to the July Care Show Bulletin. In this edition, I am delighted to announce the launch of The Care Summer Series; a digital event on the 10th and 11th August, where we are working with the team behind Health+Care and The Care Workers Charity to bring key debates impacting the care sector, new innovations to help the future of all providers and the chance for everyone to come together… digitally.

Speaking of Innovation, we also explore how Encore Care Homes have created a host of activities to help residents, family and staff boost health and wellness, and how apetito have created a new concept of an innovative mobile presentation suite which has been specially developed and fitted out to offer care homes the opportunity to enjoy socially distanced presentations and food tastings.

We are keen to report on your success stories and issues that matter most to you. As always, please get in touch with ideas for our next edition.

Keep smiling,

Michael Corbett, Care Portfolio Manager


  • The Care Summer Series Announced - a Free Virtual Event for the Care Sector this August

    04 Aug 2020 Shannon Cargan, Senior Marketing Manager, The Care Show
    CloserStill Media Reports: The Care Summer Series will be two days of educational webinars, led by experts in the care sector.
  • Planning a carer’s rota can sometimes be challenging, especially when you’re not sure of the time required to travel from one call to the next. Someti ...
  • Winter is coming

    21 Jul 2020 Ailsa Colquhoun, Care Home Management
    Academics have warned health and social care professionals to prepare for a “particularly challenging winter 2020/21", including for a second wave of ...
  • #TeaWithTobi☕️ is a show provided by Smooth Digital, the UK’s leading care home and home care digital marketing agency. 
  • In episode #58 of The Care Home Show, Simon welcomes his guest Mark Walford, Founder and CEO of TrustedCare.
  • There’s been a lot of talk about ‘gaslighting’ in modern politics.
  • Inciting revolution – social care leaders want a sustainable plan
  • Re-booting the care sector’s approach to quality in the new normal
  • Acts of kindness at Encore Care Homes for World Wellbeing Week
  • apetito finds innovative way to support care homes. The apetiser takes to the road!

Edition 2 

The care sector continues to go above and beyond, whilst battling with the confusion of social distancing with family members, Covid-19 testing issues, PPE and managing the mental health of staff and those that you care for. Below we have some interesting developments and services for those who live and breathe care.

We are also delighted to announce our new webinar series, which we have launched to help all care providers during the pandemic and beyond.

We are keen to report on your success stories and issues that matter most to you. Please email me with ideas for our next edition.

Keep Smiling!

Michael Corbett, Care Portfolio Manager 


  • The #care sector has received a lot of media attention recently, both positive and negative. However, the negative portrayal has a bigger impact on yo ...
  • CareLineLive are delighted to partner with Hastee, an award-winning earnings on demand platform. Using the Hastee app, employees can access a portion ...
  • When Sophy Robson first began a ‘secret life’ moonlighting as a care worker she felt her daytime colleagues in the world of fashion and beauty wouldn’ ...
  • Care homes are urged to keep up precautions to mitigate the Covid-19 risk that remains high for the care sector even as lockdown continues.
  • Encore Care Homes welcome MP Tobias Ellwood for volunteer visit

    09 Jun 2020 Patrick Gough, Head of Communications at Affordable Housing and Healthcare Group Ltd
    Bournemouth East MP Tobias Ellwood recently made a visit to Encore Care Homes’ Fairmile Grange care home in Christchurch where he volunteered his serv ...
  • In episode #52, Simon welcomes his guest Adam Belmont who is the Managing Director of Belmont Healthcare Group. 
  • An innovative digital product has been launched to help reduce feelings of loneliness and isolation in ageing and vulnerable adults.
  • Over £116 million has now been donated to the NHS Charities Together Covid-19 Appeal. Healthcare workers need support and the public have responded. 
  • According to a poll released recently by the UK Care Guide, around nine in ten people are actively delaying moving a loved one into a care home becaus ...

Edition 1

Welcome to our relaunched Care Show Bulletin, dedicated to celebrating the herculean effort the care sector is making in the fight against COVID-19 and for all the latest case studies, white papers and updates from the care sector.

We want to take this opportunity to personally thank every worker within care homes, nursing homes and domiciliary care for working so incredibly hard in the face of the crippling pandemic and going above and beyond.

"This is your news update, designed to keep you up-to-date with the latest sector news advice around COVID-19 and other key topics impacting on the care sector. We are keen to report your success stories and cover issues that matter most to you, your staff and business.” Please email with ideas.

Stay well and safe,

Michael Corbett, Care Portfolio Manager 


  • Care Home Show

    07 May 2020 Simon Parker & Partners (SP&P)
    Simon Parker & Partners (SP&P) is a professional services company for the elderly care home sector that helps its clients to: - Build high-performance ...
  • The source of information is coming

    07 May 2020 Michael Corbett
    Coming soon is the Care Show Hub packed full of webinars, white papers, case studies and links to help improve your care business.
  • Online platform created to source urgent PPE

    07 May 2020 Clark Williams, Partnership Manager at PPE Exchange
    A new website has been launched to connect suppliers of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) with those who need it most during the current coronavirus ...
  • Care Home Managers put their “Battle Knickers on…” to fight COVID-19.  
  • A disconnect in the direction of travel

    07 May 2020 Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive, Care England
    A disconnect in the direction of travel.
  • Care Home Management guest editorial: the holes in the system made by COVID-19

    07 May 2020 Ailsa Colquhoun, Editor, Care Home Management magazine
    UK care workers deserve praise for their compassion and kindness during COVID-19.
  • Q&A with Samuel Maierovits, Managing Director at Hudson Healthcare. 


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