NCF Risings Stars 2018
17 - 18 April - NCF Annual Conference 2018, Reading14 June - Diet and Nutrition day with Apetito, Trowbridge, Somerset12 - 13 November - NCF Managers Conference, Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire13 November - Castle Brook tour & WCS Innovation Hub, Warwickshire21 November - Invitation to celebrate 30 years of ‘A POSITIVE CHOICE’ at the House of Lords, Residential Forum7 December - The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards – The London Marriott Grosvenor Square, & Rising Star meeting with Vic Rayner12 February 2019 - Media Training Day - Altura Learning8 April - Recruitment and Retention Masterclass - Neil Eastwood, Care Recruitment Specialist
Additional CPD support from Care Management Matters
21 June - CMM Insight Learning Disability and Mental Health Services, The Renaissance Hotel, Manchester
27 September - CMM Insight – The Lancashire Care Conference - Mercure Dunkenhalgh, Blackburn11 October - CMM Insight – The Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire Care Association Conference – Windsor Marriott Hotel, Windsor
Recruitment and Retention - a Masterclass with Neil Eastwood
As the final event of the NCF Rising Stars 2018 Programme, we are focussed on one of the biggest challenges Managers and Leaders in Social Care will face in the coming years - Finding and Keeping Quality Staff.
We were delighted to have Neil Eastwood, author of Saving Social Care and an international speaker on this topic, to run an interactive workshop, held at Anthony Collins LLP on 8 April.
To help the NCF Rising Stars master recruitment and retention best practices, Neil shared his approaches to attracting, sourcing, selection, on-boarding and long-term retention of frontline care staff.
It was to a high-energy, fun and instructive session to end the NCF Rising Stars programme. Attendees received signed copies of Neil's book, Saving Social Care, and lifetime access to his online Recruitment Masterclass course! A fantastic support and resource to have all Neil's tips and advice close to hand during the development of their careers.
In the spot light – Media Training for NCF Rising Stars
- How to read and monitor an autocue
- 1-2-1 interview skills for radio and audio recordings
- TV Interview with resident interviewer Matthew Macnamara
Rising Stars attend The Markel 3rd Sector Care Awards – The London Marriott Grosvenor Square to celebrate good practice
NCF Rising Stars attend 30th anniversary of the publication of the report by the Wagner Committee ‘A Positive Choice’ at the House of Lords
November 2018 - Person Centred Software - are once again supporting the NCF Rising Stars to attend the NCF Managers Conference 2018
“At Person Centred Software we are delighted to be continuing with our support of the NCF Rising Stars. This important programme is developing managers of the future where technology will be key to supporting the delivery of outstanding care.” said Jonathan Papworth, Co-Founder and Director.
Celebrate CARE! - Person Centred Software will also be continuing to promote the #GladtoCare Competition at the conference. In partnership with its Charity of the Year 2018, The Care Workers Charity, they are offering carers the chance to win a fabulous holiday with Haven. To enter the competition simply request a tote bag here, take a photo of yourself with the bag in a care interaction, post to social media saying why you're glad to care. Visit their stand to find out more about their Mobile Care Monitoring (MCM), and the competition.
Person Centred Software will also accompany the NCF Rising Stars when they tour the WCS Care Innovation Hub on the second day of the conference. Based at the WCS Care new home, Castle Brook in Kenilworth, a range of tools, systems and approaches have been implemented in an inspiring environment to enhance the dignity, choice and independence of residents, including Person Centred Software’s MCM, electronic care planning and evidence of care system which won ‘High Commendation’ at the Care Home Awards. The solution won Best Equipment, Product or Service Provider using Abbeyfield Beaconsfield, Bradbury House as an example of where the system helped a customer to improve.
CLICK HERE for more information and to REGISTER for the NCF Manager Conference 2018
20 September - Technology Day with Person Centred Software
On Thursday 20th September we had an excellent day hosted by Person Centred Software focussing on the use of digital technology in care. The day took us through a packed agenda around the adoption of technology, jargon busting, using technology and data to transform outcomes, system demonstrations and a debate on how technology will transform care in the future. The slides for the various sessions are below and in addition, we picked up in the session on issues associated with GDPR and Information Governance – so just a reminder of the resources available on those subjects which can be found here. There should also be a write up of the day in the November Care Home Professional.
The agenda covered (click on the links for the day's resources):
What are the tools to help you implement technology ideas? ; Helping you get through the jargon ; The benefits of technology and data in social care ; Obstacles – is it important to measure your care? And how do you measure it? ; Nutrition and Exercise proven to reduce ageing ; as well as debating what the future of technology might look like in 5 or 20 years’ time; Request for Information example spreadsheet.
NCF RISING STAR VISIT TO APETITO
"What a fantastic day. I just wanted to say a massive thanks to you both, your people at the NCF and everyone who has supported the Rising stars programme for being absolute stars themselves!! The support and opportunities have been amazing." Beccy Incledon, Registered Manager, Parkhaven Trust (NCF Rising Star).
The Rising Stars recently visited apetito in Trowbridge - watch the video...
April 2018 - Carterwood Sponsors the NCF Rising Stars Programme for a Second Year
2018 Rising Stars
Supported Living Services
Registered Home Manager
Fairfield Care Home