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Professional Care Workers Day- 4th September 2019

Professional Care Workers Day

4th September 2019 – London

Sophie will be speaking at the Festival of well-being of care workers

Let’s celebrate all that is good about people who work in care with the second annual Professional Care Workers’ Day.

For too long, social care has been undervalued: despite delivering amazing care in a difficult economic climate, struggling for political attention alongside Brexit, and being treated as a support system to the NHS. It has been undervalued despite delivering against all odds, often at the personal cost to staff, and requiring the sacrifices care workers have to make to look after people well.

Delivering care is a skilled and unique profession that deserves recognition, respect, and celebration. The skills and expertise care workers deliver every day make a significant difference to the lives of people they work with and support. This is not always fully appreciated or understood until people experience this care first hand.

In short, social care is about helping people live better lives.

Care workers build relationships through which they are able to deliver person- centred and relationship-centred care. We are frequently on the frontline of care – enabling people to live the lives they wish to, whilst helping them to manage their health and social care needs.

Care workers go beyond giving the physical care that helps people; they provide companionship and psychological support. No value can be placed on the ability to make someone laugh or smile and make their day better.

The role is complex, and requires high levels of patience and empathy.

To be a care worker, you need to enjoy working with people. Reward and recognition has improved, but the profession is still not valued from a monetary perspective. People go into care because they care; want to look after people; and because making other people happy is one of the most rewarding jobs in the world.

On the 4th of September we will be celebrating Professional Care Workers’ Day – celebrating those who aim to deliver fantastic care each and every day.

We are going to shout out loud: that care workers are skilled professionals who need to be respected and valued more. We want the industry to come together and applaud those who are there day in and day out, in the snow, scorching sun and pouring rain; at night, at Christmas, and on Sundays.

We aspire to making care workers feel special for the awe-inspiring work that they do.

Let’s all come together to celebrate care workers!

We are going to hold the national event in London, along with a few regional events across the country. This years theme is focused on well-being; so we will have free consultations with physiotherapists, psychologists, nutritionists, beauty and massage therapists, money and career advice, along with more ways to help care workers look after themselves and feel better.

We would like to invite providers to get involved and hold their own celebrations. Last year we received great pictures of cards, gift bags, tea and drinks parties. People really showed their staff that their work is valued, and celebrated working as teams and providing great care.

What will you do to demonstrate the value and recognition you place on the care worker?

Get involved and celebrate this exciting new event by promoting the initiative across social media, using the hashtag #ProfessionalCareWorkersDay

To get involved, hold a regional event, support the cause, and find out more please contact me at

And to download the #ProfessionalCareWorkersDay starter pack please visit our website,

Help us make this another day to remember!

Shropshire Partners In Care - 18th September 2019

Shropshire Partners In Care

18th September, Shropshire

Rob will be speaking on leadership at this event.

More details to follow.

Shropshire Partners In Care Website



Annual Employment Law Update For Health + Social Care Providers- 25th September + 16th October 2019

Annual Employment Law Update For Health + Social Care Providers

25th September in Surrey + 16th October in Bristol

More about the events on their website

 Sophie will be speaking at these events on “Increasing employee engagement and performance through a culture of self-leadership”

Benefits of attending:

  • an essential update on key legislation and case law developments to ensure you remain compliant
  • practical legal advice on how to tackle some of the tricky issues we see providers facing day to day
  • HR guidance on creating a strong culture to help tackle recruitment and retention challenges

Talks to include:

  • Managing sickness absence and avoiding disability discrimination
  • Practical tips on dealing with Data Subject Access Requests under GDPR
  • Increasing employee engagement and performance through a culture of self-leadership with our guest speaker Sophie Coulthard from the Judgement Index
  • Key case law and legislation update


Wednesday 25 September
Leatherhead Golf Club
Kingston Road
Leatherhead, KT22 0EE

9.00am – 1.45pm


Wednesday 16 October
Resound Centre
Blackhorse Road
Bristol, BS16 9BP

8.30am – 1.30pm

Judgement Index Consultant Training, London - 2nd + 3rd October 2019

Judgement Index Consultant Training

2nd and 3rd October, London

Book your place here

Join us for our next full consultant training in October 2019 and learn to use this scientifically backed tool in your business. Whether you’re in a HR or operational position within a company or have your own business, the Judgement Index can be applied to any type of industry and used to support recruitment, development of staff and teams, leadership training, wellbeing initiatives… the list of applications for this tool goes on and on.

What’s included:

  • 2x days Judgement Index Consultant training
  • Additional directed learning pre-training – background to the JI, how the assessment works, maths and logic, comparison with psychometrics.
  • Additional directed learning post-training – How to position the JI in your business, using the JI for development of teams or interview
  • Registered as a JI consultant, access to the JI Forum & all marketing material and training, access to the bi-monthly consultant webinar, other training materials
  • 3x JI Score Sheets + Personal Narrative plus guided mentoring (via telephone) post training (wholesale value of £225)
  • Listed as JI consultant on UK website (optional) with bio and links to website/contact
  • Wholesale price of additional full score sheet and personal narratives after the course is £75+vat


Price is £999+vat (normally £1250+vat pp)

A deposit of £99 + vat is required to secure your place.


Your invoice will be sent separately and please advise if it should be directed to someone else. Once either the deposit or full payment is received you will be sent the link to take the Judgement Index yourself, as this is something we recommend prior to the training. A phone call will then be arranged to go through your own report and this will give you a good basic foundation and understanding and potentially some personal development for yourself before the course starts.


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The closest station is Waterloo and there are plenty of hotels and apartments near by including Days Inn, Park Plaza, Premier Inn and lots on

Kent Registered Managers Conference - 30th October 2019

Kent Registered Managers Conference

30th October, Maidstone, Kent

More information coming soon

Sophie will be speaking on 5 Steps to make your values-based recruitment go further 

This FREE event is open to all registered managers, deputies, owners, nurses and senior staff, providing an opportunity to keep updated on what is happening within the sector, hear from national and local speakers, visit a variety of stands, attend a choice of workshops and network with other professionals from the social care and health sector.

Attendance at this event provides evidence to support CQC’s ‘Well-led’ and all delegates receive an attendance certificate showing 7hr CPD, upon completion of their evaluation.

National Care Forum Managers Conference - 4th November 2019

National Care Forum Managers Conference

4th November, Kenilworth, Warwickshire

More information here

Sophie will be speaking before dinner about “The power of self-leadership”

The National Care Forum Managers Conference takes place on 4-5 November 2019. The unique event brings together Registered Managers from across the country to learn about best practice, latest thinking and innovations, updates on policy and to network, connect and learn.

This conference is all about the power of the manager. Managers are fundamental to the delivery of outstanding care, and this conference is aimed at supporting managers to make the most of their own ability to deliver high quality, person centred care. It will celebrate success and provide inspiration through a wide range of workshops and top line speakers.