Care industry professionals from across the UK have described this week’s Care & Dementia Show as a great event to discover new products and services, and to learn from other industry experts in a series of seminars.
Angela Baxter of Warrington’s Three Bridges Care Home used the exhibition to compare technology, services and furniture options. “We came to see what’s new in the market and have found lots of new ideas and solutions including an incredible new bed – it’s a brilliant show,” she said.
Shelia Heywood-Holt, director of operations at The Looking After Each Other Fed added:
“The show has a great mix of suppliers which is ideal – we came to source new ideas for technology and nursing aids and have made quite a few new contacts.”
It wasn’t only care home and community care executives who gathered at the show. Helen Kent, centre director at City and Islington College, attended many of the free seminars held across the two days. “From a professional updating perspective, the event – and particularly the seminars – have been really informative,” she said.
Alison Jones, managing director, Vivo Care Choices Limited described the event as informative and relevant. “It has given me time to focus on visioning what our dementia offer will look like in the future. Thought provoking and worth the effort to attend,” she added.
The Care & Dementia Show, which is run by UBM, will return to the Birmingham NEC 11-12 October 2016.