On Monday 4 March Australian SAGE Tour delegates enjoyed a visit to Royal Hospital Chelsea for a day of information exchange and a tour of the unique care model provided by Royal Hospital Chelsea. The day started with an opportunity for the Australian delegates to hear about the UK care sector from specialist including ARCO, Care England, CQC, Skills for Care and Vic from the National Care Forum.
Photo: Australian Delegation SAGE Tour with Judy Martin, Director of SAGE International
Gary Lashko, Chief Executive of Royal Hospital Chelsea, provided a tour of the buildings and grounds including the museum, café and shop which are open to the public.
The study tour is designed to give SAGE delegates in-sight into the older people’s systems models of care in England. During these tour participants visit significant public and private organisations. The visits to older people’s retirement villages and care homes highlights successful models of care and gives an overview of the current English systems.
At the end of the day key decision makers from the UK; including NCF Board member Karen Knight, CEO of Norsecare
and Sue Porto from Brandon Trust
; joined the Australian delegation for a drinks reception hosted by Person Centred Software,
Vic Rayner and the NCF team.
Jonathan Papworth, CEO of Person Centred Software, led the international exchange of best practice and sharing ideas and innovations. The guests welcomed Chelsea Pensioners Dewi and John, who provided an insight into life at the Royal Hospital Chelsea and shared life stories of serving in Her Majesties Forces.
It was a fascinating evening bringing together innovators, future thinkers and creating international relationships to support the development of care services in both the UK and Australia. We would like to thank Royal Hospital Chelsea for a fantastic venue and Person Centred Software for hosting an enjoyable evening to wrap up a great day of development.
The SAGE delegates are here for 2 weeks to include visits to a range of care settings across England including NCF Members MHA, Abbeyfield, St Monica Trust.
SAGE Tours offers innovative study tours to the aged care and retirement living industries. Following the successful 2018 tour to England, SAGE has once again brought Australian delegates to the UK to explore the application of Person-Centred Care in a Residential setting.