Home Instead Westminster attend Dementia 2020 Conference

The Home Instead Westminster team attended the Govconnect Dementia 2020 conference on Thursday 13th April 2017 at the Royal Society of Medicine in London. The conference looked at the goals for Health and Care Professionals for 2020 and beyond. There are over 50 commitments that together aspire to make England the best country in the world for dementia care and support, for people with dementia to live; and to conduct dementia research.

The Dementia 2020 conference was chaired with Angela Rippon CBE together with Alzheimer’s Society’s ambassador, Gina Shaw. They brought together the perspectives and inputs from the various speakers to bring light to the great work that has been happening and is continuing to happen across the country.

We were very pleased to see the representation of adults living with Dementia from the attendees at the event. It meant a great discussion was able to take place to really look in depth at the best possible work we can do to have the biggest impact, and really support those who are the real experts in Dementia.

There were a wide variety of speakers with great insight, including Hilda Hayo, CEO of Dementia UK -pictured below (left) with Emma Blount (Home Instead Care-Coordinator). Hilda drew upon the fantastic work their Admiral Nurses have been doing over the years and their plans over the next three years to double the number of Admiral Nurses providing support in the UK. We look forward to supporting Dementia UK in the future to implement this.

The conference also heard from speakers including; Andrea Sutcliffe (CQC), Professor Alistair Burns CBE (NHS), Dr Charles Alessi (Public Health England) and Gina Shaw (Ambassador, Alzheimer’s Society) and many more. The speakers provided a wide range of perspectives and information from a number of people working towards the same goal which really summed up partnership approach to working towards 

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home