The Care Show 2019 is now just a great memory in the minds of everyone who attended at the beginning of October, with the event delivering ideas and inspiration that will be of enduring benefit.
On the 9th and 10th of October, thousands of visitors travelled to the NEC to attend the usual annual gathering of the care sector – however, there was nothing usual about this year’s edition of the Care Show, as we’ve experience one of the busiest Care Show editions on record.
Here’s what Show Manager, Michael Corbett had to say:
“The Care Show was a carnival of inspiration, education and fun. This year was amazing to partner with UKHCA and STORM Care Managers Inner Circle who both created thought provoking conferences within the show, which attracted the “who’s who” of the care sector. As well as leading content, the show looked the best it has in a long time, with exhibitors stepping up the quality and feel of their stands, which helped the show have a strong buzz and feeling, which will lead us on well into 2020.”
This year has seen plenty of events; with new care providers opening their doors, the number of outstanding care providers increasing, the loss of some key providers and of course, Government talks about recruitment, funding and Brexit. This year’s Care Show focused on a number of different topics to help all visitors make the most for their business, help improve the environments their work in and boost CQC ratings by helping everyone deliver better care. With 5 theatres bursting with educational content, The Care Show had something for everyone.
One of The Care Shows’ newest partners in 2019, STORM Care Inner Circle have created an amazing digital community and have delivered a fantastic educational programme offering an engaging hands-on conference for managers across the country.
The Care Workers Charity and The Care Badge were also present at the show. A trip to their stand offered delegates the opportunity to purchase their Care Badge for their teams which has brought The Care Show audience closer together displaying a symbol of support for the 1 in 4 of the UK population that is either providing or receiving care outside of a hospital environment every day.
There were also over 200 manufacturers and distributors covering everything care homes or nursing homes would need. From flooring to furniture and from fire safety to the latest technology, there was a wide range of exhibitors to fill everyone’s time across both days of the event.
Here’s what Senior Marketing Manager, Bogdan Mihalache had to say:
“We hope that every delegate, speaker, exhibitor and sponsor attending the Care Show made the most of this excellent opportunity to network, share problems with possible resolutions and gain clarity on complex solutions. We hope everyone went away with great ideas to implement into their businesses”
For Home Care Providers, The Care Show had a fantastic new edition to the event, as the United Kingdom Home Care Association (UKHCA) hosted their annual England Conference and AGM at the show. The UKHCA and all their members have joined The Care Show in hope to boost the focus on domiciliary care and to create an opportunity for more home care providers to come together and learn from each other.
Here’s what UKHCA had to say:
“Our partnership with CloserStill Media meant that we were able to give access to the conference free of charge, and extend the programme over two days for the first time.