DEDICATED CARE SHOW SURVEY REVEALS INDUSTRY’S CRUCIAL LONG TERM CONCERNS
With the UK care home market currently estimated to be worth in excess of £55 billion to the UK economy, The Care Show (www.careshow.co.uk/birmingham), taking place at the NEC Birmingham on 4th and 5th November will be a key platform for all stakeholders to debate the key issues facing the UK’s long term care market.
Staffing, sourcing, reduced local authority funding, workloads, delivering integrated care and the impact of increasing regulation are some of the key issues raised in a recent Care Show industry survey of 22,000 care home owners and managers, home care agencies, NHS staff and other key industry participants.
Official figures suggest that almost 700,000 people in England suffer from dementia – a figure which is forecast to double within 30 years and will soar to 1.7 million by 2050 according to Alzheimer’s UK.
James Samuel, The Care Show’s Event Director comments:
“Changing demographics are and will continue to have a significant impact on the long term care market in the UK. Dementia is one of the biggest challenges facing the UK and The Care Show completely supports the government’s aim to become one of the best countries in the world for dementia care. This year, The Care Show will be the biggest and broadest event of its kind in the UK, welcoming established suppliers to the market, new innovators and importantly a key platform for debate on the immediate as well as long term issues affecting the industry, including the impending Care Act.”
To answer many of the concerns raised by the industry, the Care Show – and its co-locating event, The Dementia Care Show – will provide a rich content of information for all involved in care today in the UK. Working closely with Stirling University’s Dementia Services Development Centre (DSDC), UK Active, the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the National Care Association, the event will feature an in-depth conference programme and speakers from both the public and private sectors to answer questions, share best practice and provide inspiration for attendees. The event will also feature a Well-Being and Activity Zone and a replication of the ‘Luxury Care Home of the Future’.
“The Care industry is linked by many sectors each with a role to play in caring for the elderly in the long term: health and well-being professionals, technology providers, volunteers and trustees, employers and fundraisers. Ultimately, there are many excellent care homes and workers across the UK and although we know there are concerns about some of these, The Care Show will be the key platform in 2014 to discuss how to respond as an industry and improve standards.”
As the leading event in the sector, The Care Show will profile over 250 exhibitors offering both practical support and advice in addressing many of the issues highlighted by those involved in long-term care in the UK today. Participants featuring innovative products for care include: The PopUpRoom Company – who create instant reminiscence rooms to turn any care space into a therapeutic and calming environment; Care Charts UK – a pioneering product designed to assist in the care of those unable to communicate their own needs; Hotboard by Ward-Hendry – infection free paper display solutions and Solardome, innovative geodesic domes that create a very different approach to therapeutic and rehabilitation centres.
Other exhibitors include: Advanced Health & Care – IT management systems for urgent and unplanned home and residential care; emergency generator providers Shenton Group; and Coolcare – supporting care home operators in analyzing and improving the management of their care facilities.
For further information regarding taking part in The Care Show, please contact Jonathan Lancaster, tel: 020 7921 8341 or email: Jonathan.Lancaster@ubm.com