Despite this writer finding his way onto the back of a farm as modern technology failed once again, the Hayes Centre was eventually discovered. Upon entry, organisers were on-hand to usher delegates into parking spaces. All in all, this was a very well organised event.
Family Care featured prominently in the networking hall with a stunning display thanks to iSight Graphic. The display was directly in front of the entrance to the hall and could not be in a better position.
This conference presents a unique opportunity for Family Care to speak with key commissioners and decision-makers from local authorities across the UK. Andrew O’Reilly gave a short interview about the event and had this to say;
“This is the most important event of the year…commissioners are here, decision-makers and influencers. For Family Care, having the ability to speak with people who make those decisions and get our name out there is vital. It’s so important for us to be visible to these professionals”
The event’s opening-day showpiece was a talk given by MP Tim Louhgton about some of the challenges facing the social care industry, as well as some of its successes.
This was preceded and followed by a number of workshops which social care providers could take part in, adding to the value of attending these events. This is not just a networking event, it’s also an opportunity to see and hear from some of the industry’s trail blazers as they outline strategies that are reaping rewards to service users and young people in their charge.
As an organisation who champion the Secure Base Model, Family Care were in good company amongst these highly-regarded professionals and were complimented across the board for their therapeutic approach to fostering, residential and education services.
As this family-owned organisation continues to grow, opportunities like this will help us promote and emphasise the progress we are making to significantly improve the outcomes of the children and young people we work with.
We look forward to 2020's conference and beyond!
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