Best Practice in the Care Home Sector

Main Sponsor

Caring Times is delighted that our new conference was held at the MAC Theatre, Birmingham on 20th September 2017 to great reception. The conference was designed to highlight the excellent practice which is happening day in and day out in the care home sector.

The purpose of this was two-fold:

• To provide a ‘live-theatre’ experience which informs, challenges, teaches and enthuses care staff to learn from those providing the best care so that as many as possible can return to their workplaces and put into practice what they have learnt
• To start highlighting, documenting and broadcasting (by word of mouth, digitally and in print) the evidence which is needed to show to stakeholders such as the regulators, commissioners, the consumer and the media that the sector provides high quality, innovative care in so many settings.

Presentations delivered on the day

Parallel Session 1

The Role of chaplaincy in meeting spiritual needs of care home residents – Julia Burton Jones, Church of England, Diocese of Rochester

Bedside Buddies – Sue Faulkner, The Fremantle Trust

Walsall Care Improvement and End of Life Care Helen Reeves ,St Giles Hospice & Michael Hurt, Walsall CCGr


Parallel Session 2

Information Governance in Care Homes – Mandy Thorn, Care Provider Alliance and Marches Care and Keith Strahan, NHS Digital

Using Music: Effectively in your care setting – Beckie Morley, Music Moments 

Abbeyfield Making Music – April Dobson, The Abbeyfield Society

Sing more, Live better: A Choir in every Care Home – Douglas Noble, Wellbeing – Live Music Now 

Improving person-centered care for OP in care homes Jennifer Collieson and Pamela Holmes SCIE

Quick Fire Debate

Care Protect ,Philip Scott

Parallel Session 3

Activating people’s personal relationship networks – Cath Barton, Community Circles

From Red to Green! – Sanjay Dhrona, The Close Care Home

Mountains and Mousetraps – Maggie Candy, Guide Total


Your favourite tipple George Sampson MHA

Conference Programme

We are delighted to announce our full conference programme.
Please click the image below to view and download the PDF programme.

Sponsorship and Exhibition

The conference hosted a varied and interactive exhibition. Exhibitors were:

For future sponsorship and exhibition opportunities please contact Caroline Bowern: or telephone: 020 7720 2108 ext 203

Questions or queries?

If you have any further questions or queries, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with the team.

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Future conferences, please contact
Previous presentations, please contact
Sponsorship or the exhibition please contact


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