Attending UK Dementia Congress 2019
Last week saw Community Integrated Care attend the 14th UK Dementia Congress, the annual event for care professionals working in the field of Dementia, taking place between the 5th – 7th November at Doncaster Racecourse.
Community Integrated Care attended the event with its partners, Age Exchange, the national leaders of reminiscence arts in dementia care.
The annual conference, which takes place over three days, provides an opportunity for care organisation’s to learn from and be inspired by research in the field of dementia care. The conference offers a full range of interactive sessions and workshops, with Community Integrated Care’s Dementia Project Manager Phil Benson, taking to the stage to present his own findings on ‘Creativity in Care Homes’.
The Congress is the UK’s largest annual dementia event organised by The Journal of Dementia Care and is held in association with The Alzheimer’s Society, the UK’s leading dementia charity.
The event culminated with the National Dementia Care Awards which saw Community Integrated Care and Age Exchange shortlisted for 3 awards between them on the evening:
- Best Dementia Manager – Michelle Phillips, EachStep Blackley
- Best Dementia Activity Coordinator – Frankie Conroy, EachStep Blackley
- Outstanding Arts & Creativity in Dementia Care – Age Exchange
The awards recognise the very best in Dementia care across the social care sector, paying tribute to individuals who have demonstrated outstanding performance in their field of work.
Rebecca Packwood, CEO of Age Exchange, who attended both the conference and awards said, “We’re absolutely delighted to have been shortlisted as a finalist in the Outstanding Arts & Creativity in Dementia Care category. It’s been an incredible year for Age Exchange where we’ve undertook many innovative projects to change the lives of people with dementia.”
She continued, “I’ve attended the Congress over the past few days and it’s been fascinating to hear about the new research and developments in the field of Dementia care. The calibre of guest speakers and presentations have been incredible and we’re extremely proud to have been a part of it.”