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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:

 

Sutton, Tuesday 03 October 2017

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:

 

Newcastle, Thursday 14 September 2017

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:

 

Sutton, Tuesday 12 September 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Bristol, Wednesday 20 September 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Leeds, Thursday 21 September 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

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

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:

 

Birmingham, Thursday 28 September 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Liverpool, Wednesday 29 November 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

This UKHCA roundtable event, led by the Information Commissioners Office Northern Ireland, will highlight the key points of the GDPR, coming into effect on the 25th May 2018, and how this will impact on your organisation. 

The afternoon will feature discussion on requirements under the GDPR, understanding the new legal framework, and day-to-day responsibilities for data protection. The roundtable will also look at various case studies and data protection scenarios and will feature a Q&A session towards the end of the afternoon.

This is a free event for UKHCA members only

 


This course is available at the following locations/dates:

 

Hilton Hotel Belfast, Tuesday 19 September 2017

Member Price: £0
Non Member Price: This workshop is only available to UKHCA Members


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:

 

Central London, Wednesday 27 September 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Manchester, Wednesday 11 October 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Newcastle, Tuesday 31 October 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Cardiff, Thursday 30 November 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

Sutton, Tuesday 05 December 2017

Member Price: £169
Non Member Price: £338

This half-day workshop will be run by our preferred solicitors Anthony Collins, and will cover the following:

An overview of the options available to fund home care business including the use of invoice discounting, private equity investments and traditional bank funding together with an overview of the ‘large’ transactions in the market and our experience in relation to small, owner managed businesses in the market together with successful, and unsuccessful, examples of fund raising.

 Preparing to sell your business and other exit options -This will include an overview of the things to think about before a business is sold such as preparatory steps to maximise value, evaluating the business and the tax consequences, considering the warranties you may give to a potential buyer, and preparing for  due diligence . This will also give a brief over of the sale process to include timelines, potential deal structures, and the role that the CQC and Commissioners play in this process together with a ‘do’s and don’ts’ for tax planning and the sale process.

Current opportunities to expand by acquiring other homecare businesses -This will examine what a homecare business should be looking for when looking to expand its business by acquiring other businesses and the current opportunities that are available to expand and grow the business and how such growth can be funded.  This will include an overview of long terms strategies and when these should be put in place (particularly in relation to any restructuring required).

 Lunch and refreshments are  is provided

 


This course is available at the following locations/dates:

 

Birmingham, Wednesday 13 September 2017

Member Price: £69
Non Member Price: £139

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:

 

Sutton, Tuesday 17 October 2017

Member Price: £139
Non Member Price: £278

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.

Priorities for health and social care in London: devolution, STPs and service delivery

29 September 2017

Central London

Run by: Policy Forum For London

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Considering the future of health devolution in London, focusing on potential changes to the funding and delivery of health and social care services, and the future direction of policy, this conference will be an opportunity to discuss lessons that can be drawn from the devolution pilots within the London Health and Care Devolution Programme, in the areas of health and care integration, service personalisation, prevention and catering to local needs.

Delegates will have the opportunity to discuss progress with the Programme, and possible lessons moving forward as stakeholders consider options for further devolution.

Sessions will also assess the impact of devolution on health and care service improvement - including the relationship with London’s Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships - the implications for the role of local authorities in funding and delivering services, and opportunities for key areas of provision such as primary care and public health.

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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