Report on Scottish Care Conference in Glasgow

Audience at Care Conference

Report on Glasgow Care Conference

The balance between aspirations for future care home provision and the recognition of existing issues was the theme of the recent Scottish Care National Care Home Conference, entitled ‘Re-Imagining Care Homes: Vision & Reality’.

The conference took place on Friday 20th November 2015 at the Hilton Hotel in Glasgow and saw the setting of a new record for Scottish Care conference delegate and exhibitor numbers with over 470 delegates and over 75 exhibition stands.

This indicates a clearer sense than ever that the current and future role of care homes is a matter of significant interest to a lot of people, and that providers and partners recognise the need to work collaboratively to seek solutions and set future priorities.

The aim of the conference, as always, was to bring Scottish Care members and stakeholders from all parts of the care sector together to engage with issues, changes and good practice relating to key policy areas and innovative practice in care homes.

This year’s speakers included the Cabinet Secretary for Health, Wellbeing & Sport, the Scottish Human Rights Commission, the Care Inspectorate and COSLA.   A Power of Attorney leaflet was included in every conference delegate pack.

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