My Home Life Conference 2018: A conference for care homes

Join us for an inspirational day of learning, reflection and fun as we invite you to the My Home Life Cymru Conference 2018!

The day will provide a mix of speakers and workshops from varying organisations who are promoting great practice in care homes across Wales and UK wide.

You will have chance to meet policy makers, commissioners, regulators and join in some interactive sessions with artists, chickens and the opportunity to pimp a zimmer!

Event details:

Date: Thursday 8th March 2018

Time: 9am - 3.30pm

Location: Bridge Innovation Centre, Pembrokeshire Science and Technology Park, Pembroke Dock, SA72 6UN

Cost: £42.00 per ticket 

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Event agenda:

9am Tea & Coffee

9:45am Welcome – Professor Fiona Verity and Professor Vanessa Burholt with Sue Mason

10:00am Keynote Address - Ian Donaghy

10:30am My Home Life - Professor Julienne Meyer

10:45am Daisy Cole, Director of Wellbeing and Empowerment, Older People’s Commissioner Wales interviews:

• Sarah Glynn Jones - Head of Adult and Children's services Inspection, CIW
• Rosie Thomas - Commissioning Manager, Pembrokeshire County Council
• Cathryn Thomas - Assistant Director for Improvement, Social Care Wales
• Vicky Broad - Head of Long Term Care, Hywel Dda UHB

11:20am ENRICH Cymru -Steff Watts

11:30am Workshops (further details provided in this pack)

• Die-alogue Cafe's Compassionate Communities and Care Homes - Luke Conlon
• Community Engagement with care homes – Professor Julienne Meyer, My Home Life UK
• cARTrefu – Michal Iwanowski, photographer
• Magic Moments, ENRICH Cymru and LAUGH Nick Andrews Steff Watts and Professor Cathy Treadaway
• OMI - Debbie Strong and Russell Harwood
• My Home Life Leadership- Sarah Reed and Jane Lawrence George
• Passion for Purees - Leighton Short, Michelle Wright and Diana Purnell
• cARTrefu - Emma Robinson and Heather Summers, Musician
• Digital Communities Wales - Laura Phillips and Alice James
• REAL Communication - Sarah Reed and Jane Lawrence George
• Nicola Williams, Hengoed Park Care Home

12:30pm Lunch

Pimp my Zimmer - Adam Hesselden, Woffington House and Karen Hamer ABUHB
Cocktails in Care Homes film on the large screen

Book signings:

Ian Donaghy 'Dear Dementia' and 'The Missing Piece'

Jo and Jess 'She's still my Nan'

1:40pm Workshops

2:25pm Tea & Coffee

3:00pm Music in Hospitals - Robert Atken

3:10pm Discussion: What really matters to people living in, visiting and working in care homes across Wales? Residents, Relatives and care home managers in a revolving mike session

3:35pm Closing comments – Professor Vanessa Burholt and Professor Fiona Verity

3:45pm Close