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United Kingdom Homecare Association
Raising the standard for homecare for over 25 years

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Conferences and Workshops

UKHCA's workshops include popular topics such as medication and end of life care. We also hold a number of HR workshops, such as recruitment and retention and performance management (Further recruitment and retention support can be found on our R and R page). In addition, we hope to run a number of business support workshops such as health and safety and developing the care business.

If there are other workshops you would like to see us run, or to suggest a workshop topic and location please e-mail conferences@ukhca.co.uk. Whilst we can't promise to hold an event close to you, the programme will be developed based on the location of those who have expressed an interest in a course (provided our minimum numbers have been achieved).

Don't forget that all UKHCA organised events can now be booked by debit or credit card via our conference booking pages, just click on your chosen event date/venue combination.

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The Care Co-ordinator is essential to the smooth running of the homecare agency. Although the role may vary slightly between organisations, it is always challenging and complex.

This one day course aims to support both established and new Care co-ordinators develop their role. Topics covered include:

  • Effective Time management
  • To help you understand yourself and evaluate your own performance, including identifying your further training requirements.
  • Have a basic understanding of responsibilities including HR, Contract responsibilities, and Safe Practice.
  • Why we need to carry out quality assurance (QA) audits and monitor the service.
  • Have an understanding of customer service and people management skills.

UKHCA’s trainers are all specialists’ trainers, with relevant qualifications, in-depth knowledge and work based experience in the sector. For individual trainer biography’s, please see the delegate pack issued on the day of training.

You will have the opportunity to meet and network with others in the same role and share best practice. Lunch and refreshments are included.


This course is available at the following locations/dates:

 

Birmingham, Wednesday 24 January 2018

Member Price: £139
Non Member Price: £278

Manchester, Thursday 22 February 2018

Member Price: £139
Non Member Price: £278

This popular training day will give you a clear insight into the Fundamental standards (2015) and key lines of enquiry, and how to evidence that these are being met effectively. This will enable you to prove to CQC that your service is as high quality as you believe it is.

The Care Quality Commission has a remit to ensure compliance with the regulations set out in the Fundamental standards 2015. However, in practice this can prove quite an onerous task, and organisations have been asking—”Where do we start?” the workshop will outline the different types of evidence that might be considered for each KLOE. Providers will also be able to understand how the inspection process works and how ratings are awarded.

You will have the opportunity to meet and network with others in the same role and share best practice.

Lunch and refreshments are included.

UKHCA’s trainers are all specialists’ trainers, with relevant qualifications, in-depth knowledge and work based experience in the sector.

For individual trainer biography’s, please see the delegate pack issued on the day of training.


This course is available at the following locations/dates:

 

Birmingham, Thursday 15 March 2018

Member Price: £139
Non Member Price: £278

This train the trainer course has been created specifically for the Homecare sector by UKHCA the membership association for homecare providers and the Alzheimer’s society, the leading UK care and research charity. The training will support homecare providers to ensure best practice when training their staff to deliver high quality care to service users who have been diagnosed with or who are at risk of developing dementia, and their family and carers.

The training has been developed to cover all aspects of care and support and is based on ‘The well pathway for dementia”

Delegates attending this workshop will receive a detailed and comprehensive Dementia Care training pack, which is a cost effective and flexible training resource, enable you to deliver to your team in give confidence consistent high quality dementia care.

This pack includes a trainer’s handbook, PowerPoint presentations, exercises, handouts and competency tests. UKHCA’s trainers are all specialist trainers, with relevant qualifications, in-depth knowledge and work based experience in the sector.


This course is available at the following locations/dates:

 

Liverpool, Thursday 26 October 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

London, Wednesday 15 November 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Manchester, Thursday 23 November 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Leicester, Thursday 08 February 2018

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

London, Thursday 15 March 2018

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

This train the trainer course will support homecare provider’s best practice during end of life care for service users and their families.

With more people choosing to remain at home during their final days, it is imperative that high quality home based end of life care services are available. Staff should be well trained and able to support service users and their families, and able to work effectively with the multi-disciplinary team to provide service users and their family an integrated approach to end of life care.

Delegates attending this workshop will receive a detailed and comprehensive End of life training resource pack, which includes a trainer’s handbook, a staff workbook, exercises and competency

UKHCA’s trainers are all specialists’ trainers, with relevant qualifications, in-depth knowledge and work based experience in the sector.

For individual trainer biography’s, please see the delegate pack issued on the day of training.

Lunch and refreshments are included


This course is available at the following locations/dates:

 

Liverpool, Wednesday 29 November 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Leicester, Thursday 11 January 2018

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338


Deciding on the best way to grow your business, will be different for every organisation.  Whether you choose to work with local authorities, private clients or a mixture of both understanding, the best way to approach this is key to business survival and growth.


Tendering for Local authority contracts is still a popular work stream for many providers, continuing to play a part in business development and growth. This workshop will provide advice and guidance on the tendering process, and help you to identify whether the tender advertised is right for your business needs.  The workshop will also show you how to evaluate risk and determine mitigation strategies, enabling you to understand how to price your bid. 


Many homecare providers, whilst excellent at providing care, have little or no experience of marketing their organisation to self-funding, private clients. Standing out from the crowd and showing your credibility is the key to success in the private sector.


The workshop will also look at how homecare providers to understand how to develop a consumer focused approach to their business and the processes required achieving this. The workshop will be informative, strategic, but also interactive and thought provoking. The actions and understandings you take away will be entirely practical and usable within your organisation


Lunch and refreshments provided.


This course is available at the following locations/dates:

 

Sutton, Tuesday 07 November 2017

Member Price: £139
Non Member Price: £278

Medication is an increasing aspect of care currently being requested and delivered by domiciliary care organisations.

In order that medication administration is safe, organisations must ensure that their care workers are trained to a competent level to deliver medication. UKHCA's bespoke domiciliary care medication train the trainer pack is specifically designed to enable organisations to train their staff in-house.

Delegates attending this workshop will receive a detailed and comprehensive medication training resource pack, which includes a trainer’s handbook, a staff workbook, exercises and competency sheets and a CD containing a PowerPoint presentation and the entire course.

UKHCA’s trainers are all specialists’ trainers, with relevant qualifications, in-depth knowledge and work based experience in the sector.

For individual trainer biography’s, please see the delegate pack issued on the day of training.

Lunch and refreshments are provided.


This course is available at the following locations/dates:

 

Newcastle, Tuesday 31 October 2017

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Cardiff, Thursday 30 November 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Sutton, Tuesday 05 December 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Birmingham, Thursday 01 February 2018

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Central London, Wednesday 21 February 2018

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Bristol, Wednesday 07 March 2018

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Your home care business growth and reputation depends on a successful recruitment strategy. This course will help you understand the fundamentals of how to find more and better frontline care staff. You will learn the techniques of the best homecare providers around the world and how to translate these into your own recruitment strategy. Attendees will leave with an actionable recruitment plan for their specific business and location, proven tips and tricks and a reference workbook to guide colleagues. UKHCA’s trainers are all specialists’ trainers, with relevant qualifications, in-depth knowledge and work based experience in the sector. For individual trainer biography’s, please see the delegate pack issued on the day of training. Lunch and refreshments are provided


This course is available at the following locations/dates:

 

Sutton, Tuesday 13 February 2018

Member Price: £139
Non Member Price: £2278

The workshop will help you to identify when change is required, how to implement that change, and how to develop your business.

You will have the opportunity to meet and network with others in the same role and share best practice.

Lunch and refreshments are included.

UKHCA’s trainers are all specialists’ trainers, with relevant qualifications, in-depth knowledge and work based experience in the sector.

For individual trainer biography’s, please see the delegate pack issued on the day of training.


This course is available at the following locations/dates:

 

Birmingham, Wednesday 06 December 2017

Member Price: £139
Non Member Price: £278

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Other events

This calendar details other events UKHCA is either running, supporting or that we think members may find useful. As such, it may contain information submitted by third-party organisations. The Association does not accept any liability for the accuracy of information submitted by third parties, or the acts or omissions of these organisations.

Charities, not-for-profit, regulators, national or local government departments may submit details of their events for inclusion in this calendar.

The future for adult social care in England: funding, integration and workforce challenges

02 November 2017

London

Run by: Westminster Social Policy Forum

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Planned sessions focus on the future role of the CQC in regulating and inspecting the sector, as well as next steps for joining up health and social care, with concerns regarding long term funding of social care and the need for better integration with the NHS. It will also be an opportunity to assess key issues for the social care workforce as the UK begins the process of withdrawing from the EU, and key findings from the expected National Audit Office report on how government and other national bodies are working with local authorities and other providers to ensure there are enough paid workers with skills to meet rising demand.

Dementia Congress

07 November 2017 to 09 November 2017

Doncaster Racecourse, Yorkshire

Run by: careinfo.org

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An event bringing together the latest ideas and innovations as well as providing a unique forum for professionals, experts and people living with dementia to network, learn and share within an exciting and positive environment.

There will be a stimulating mix of plenary sessions, parallel sessions, workshops, symposia and posters, early bird and special interest sessions, an open debate and superb networking opportunities including two drinks receptions open to all.

UKHCA Members attract a 15% discount on production of our unique event code.  Please contact the UKHCA Membership team to get your unique code.

Policy priorities for urgent and emergency care services

16 November 2017

Central London

Run by: Westminster Health Forum

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This timely seminar will provide an opportunity to consider the priorities for urgent and emergency care services in meeting ‘winter pressures’.

Attendees will discuss NHS England’s commitments to urgent care and emergency medicine outlined in the ‘Next steps on the NHS Five Year Forward View’, including front-door clinical streaming by October 2017, the standardised rollout of Urgent and Treatment Centres (UTCs) by Spring 2018 and the alignment of renewed social care funding with emergency services, providing an integrated response to delayed transfers of care.

Further areas for discussion include the progress of the eight Urgent and Emergency Care vanguards, priorities for the emergency care workforce and the next steps for NHS 111 - both in going online for 2017 and increasing the percentage of clinical assessments provided by the service.

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