Social care leaders came together recently for an online round table discussion, supported by CareTech Foundation, Purple Tuesday and Championing Social Care. The purpose of the event was to drive better awareness, understanding, knowledge and best in class practice for disabled people, both as people the sector supports and as employees in our teams.
When 22% of people in the UK have a disability and the social care sector faces increasing workforce pressure, recruiting and supporting disabled colleagues is more important than ever.
The round table participants:
- Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England
- Ruth Owen, CEO, Leonard Cheshire
- Angela Boxall, COO, Majesticare
- Mike Adams, CEO, Purple
- Jonathan Freeman, CEO, CareTech Foundation
- Tim Reddish, Board Member, International Paralympic Committee & Advisory Council Member, CareTech Charitable Foundation
- Palvi Dodhia, Founder and COO, Serene Care
- Adam Hutchinson, CEO, Belmont Healthcare
- Jonathon Brooks, Director, Gilbert Meher
- Mandip Bhogal, Associate, Knight Frank
- Margaret Willcox, Regional Assurance Lead for the West Midlands, Department of Health and Social Care
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive: Care England says: “Social Care exists to offer the best life to the people we support. The Purple Tuesday seminar is an opportunity to share experiences and debate how we can improve the experience of people who use services”.
Jonathan Freeman, CEO, CareTech Foundation says: “Improving customer experience for disabled people might be as simple as reviewing your website and making sure it is accessible to everyone who might be trying to find out more about the care you offer. The round table discussion will offer practical tips and well as highlight the commitments we should all be making for a much more successful social care sector in 2022.”