Professional Development Theatre

The care, residential and nursing home sectors are demanding and continuously evolving in a professional sense. This theatre will explore the latest expertise available and provide visitors with access to CPD accredited seminars so they can learn and develop their understanding and knowledge.

Wednesday 25th April

Thursday 26th April

11:00 - 11:45

Communication is Key

The key relationship within the care home sector is that of the one between a carer and a patient. However, there is another relationship that is often overlooked or ignored...the relationship between the family of the patient and the carer. This session looks at how the development of communication between both parties can lead to a better understanding of the patient as a person first and foremost and from this, the care provided can be tailored as both sets of people work in allegiance for the same common goal.

12:00 - 12:45

Plan The Development Of Your Workforce

This session looks at the importance of creating an advancement plan for your workforce by taking the necessary steps to ensure each team member’s development is ongoing. This is achieved by conducting a skills analysis to discover where the gaps in a person’s skillset lies and working to make sure that the appropriate training and guidance is then given to them.

13:00 - 13:45

Apprenticeship Schemes

As a care home owner or manager, having the amount of staff to adequately deliver the level of care expected can often be an issue. This session looks at how opting to work with an apprenticeship scheme could be beneficial to the care home while also offering willing apprentices a chance to develop their skills.

14:00 - 14:45

Refresh Your Care Plan

A great manager is one that does not let themselves get complacent. The reason why is that once a manager gets complacent, mistakes and a slowdown in development occurs. This session will help you realise that more often than not, your care plan could do with an update. You will be given advice on how to highlight which parts of your care plan could warrant a long overdue change in accordance to the objectives you want to achieve.

15:00 - 15:45

Resiliency Is Key For Future Social Care Workers

The future of Social Care is blighted with an accumulation of challenges including an ageing population and frequent budget cuts. This session explores how social care workers of the next generation are going to have to not only develop an abundance of talent but also build a strong resiliency to co-exist in a sector filled with frequent and ongoing changes.

16:00 - 16:45

How To Improve Your IT and Report Writing Skills

While IT skill and report writing isn’t the first things that come to mind when you think about a care worker’s job, it can make a big difference. This session looks at how adequate training in IT skills can serve as a remarkable tool to enhance what you can offer to your role and your residents. You will also learn how developing a concise and quick method to writing your reports will save yourself time and serve to be cost-effective for the company.