SOUTH EAST

YOUR LOCAL DISABILITY
EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCES
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18th September 2018
Kent Showground
Maidstone,
Kent
ME14 3JF
9:30am - 4pm
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Speakers

Moving and Handling

Our moving and handling conference and workshop is run by A1 risk solutions and will include an exciting combination of sessions, including names such as Deborah Harrison, Melanie Sturman and Carole Johnson. Covering a range of hot topics, such as; Single-Handed Care how to overcoming the many barriers, practical solutions for complex Single-Handed Care, and difficult decisions and managing challenging behaviour.

Carole Johnson -- Freelance Manual Handling Adviser

Carole is a Chartered Physiotherapist working as a Consultant Adviser, specializing in resolution of complex people manual handling by offering assessment, mediation, legal reports and training.

She offers bespoke training in many areas of manual handling. An Honorary and Advanced member of National Back Exchange, she speaks internationally and has written for a number of publications, including the Handling of People (BackCare, 2005, 2011), Guidance on Manual Handling in Physiotherapy (CSP, 2008, 2014) and Manual Handling of Children (NBE, 2011). She was Chairman of National Back Exchange (1999 – 2004), Public Relations Officer (2008 – 2014) and is editor of their journal, Column. In March 2016 she also took on the role as publications officer

Catch Carole talk :-- 14:00 -- 14:50

Finding our way: when making manual handling decisions seems hard' The session will look at simple tools that are available to help us make decisions when we are faced with difficult situations. It will consider ways to get to the 'nub' of the situation and offer holistic advice and support.

Deborah Harrison -- Director of A1 Risk Solutions

Originally a nurse, furthered her studies in moving and handling, ergonomics, worked as an advisor across all sectors.

Now the Director of A1 Risk Solutions, Honorary Lecturer at the University of Salford and involved with research. Deborah created the only online system that has a research and evidence base, it contains 340 videos, accompanying picture and written guidance and books. The system is being adopted across boroughs, across the NHS, councils, care homes and care agencies. Deborah developed Rospa trainer’s packages Level 3 and 4 qualifications in M&H and Single-Handed care.

Catch Deborah talks :-- 10:00 -- 10:50

Single-Handed Care is it suitable for the person with challenging behaviour?

A short theory session of about 15 mins followed by 30 minutes or so of practical solutions

11:00 -- 11:50
The development of a hygiene (toilet/access) sling assessment tool to promote safe prescription:
A collaborative approach.

Deborah Harrison & Melanie Sturman

Melanie is a Registered Nurse with a specialist interest in moving and handling.

Melanie graduated with a MSc in Back Care Management in 2008, specialising in plus size handling, falls management and supporting individuals with dementia and challenging behaviour. Melanie has written numerous articles for health and social care journals and was co-author of the Handling of People 6th Edition. Melanie is a regular speaker at national and international events. Melanie supports clinical staff with complex moving and handling assessments, building adaptations and training of care staff as part of her role in Norfolk Council. Melanie also provides expert witness support.

Catch Melanie talks :-- 11:00 -- 10:50

Sit to Stand transfers using a graded approach to moving and handling
The session will explore different techniques and varying pieces of equipment to assist the person to stand. This session will address when would you use the equipment, especially if the person has varying ability. Using the community BMAT tool as part the paid or informal carers process can assist them make that decision. Come along take part in the session and collect your copy of the community BMAT assessment tool.

Postural Management

New for 2018 RISE will hold its very own postural management conference. The conference will compromise of 5 seminars covering a variety of subjects to educate and increase CPD on postural management. Our time table will include key subjects such as: assessment and equipment prevision within the community, night time positioning, specialist seating, pressure care, safety etc. Which will be delivered by known guest speakers within the industry.

Alison Johnston, Physiotherapist- PMG

Alison is a physiotherapist on our Research Committee. She recently retired from Bromley Wheelchair Service, where she worked for 15 years as the Clinical Lead. She’s now working independently and as the MNDA Wheelchair Project Physiotherapist at QEF

Postural assessments and critical measures for wheelchair seating

This presentation will focus less on the how and more on the why measurements are done in seating and wheelchair prescription. What will be the results if measurements are incorrect or not responded to quick enough? What happens when the wheelchair is set up incorrectly? How tricks and cheats can be incorporated to relieve the pain or pressure, and improve the posture?

Catch Alison talks :-- 10:00 -- 10:50

Judith Mansson, Clinical Educator, Wealden Rehab

Judith Månsson is a licensed Physiotherapist based in Sweden, whose specialty lies in the field of seating and positioning. For over a decade, she has presented across Europe for Invacare, Anatomic SITT, Vicair, and Otto Bock. Linking clinical knowledge with practical application, her aim is to provide therapists with relevant tools to support with assessment and solution selection. She has recently shifted her focus from wheelchair to shower chair seating and is a clinical educator for Raz Design.

The Importance of and Challenges Regarding Pressure Redistribution in Shower Chair Seating
Catch Judith talk :-- 11:15 -- 12:00

Mark Amos -- AAT

With over 17 years experience within the healthcare industry, working side by side with Occupational therapist and physiotherapists to find solutions for their clients. Knowledge in postural supports and postural needs.

Catch Mark talk :-- 11:15 -- 12:00
A product guide to 24 hour postural management

Stabilo could be the answer to solving a number of postural support issues for patients over a 24hr period. A head to toe approach enables you to give the support and comfort your patient requires from a simple, yet effective solution. Product ranges from a simple arm support through to a complete customisable sleep system. We can also give you the desired postural support while bathing. Seeing is believing........... start thinking outside the box.

Satveer Singh- Safespaces

Satveer will explain how soft, customised, safe rooms and high sided beds can provide an appropriate environment for sensory integration, behaviour self-management, or treatment. Satveer will show how people with challenging behaviour, sensory processing difficulties, or lack of awareness of risk can have their needs addressed by appropriate adaptations.

Safe living and sleeping environments for people with learning difficulties and behavioural issues

Stabilo could be the answer to solving a number of postural support issues for patients over a 24hr period. A head to toe approach enables you to give the support and comfort your patient requires from a simple, yet effective solution. Product ranges from a simple arm support through to a complete customisable sleep system. We can also give you the desired postural support while bathing. Seeing is believing........... start thinking outside the box.

Catch Satveer talk :-- 13:30 -- 14:30

Deana Alzapiedi -- Physiotherapist

Deana Alzapiedi - Trial and tribulations of postural management in a community setting

I am v a Band 7 Physiotherapist working at NELFT in a Community Rehabilitation Team. I qualified in 1989 and have worked for the past 29 years
in a mainly community setting. I have worked in community paediatrics for 15 years specialising in complex neurological conditions and integrating children
into mainstream schools. I have worked for 3 years in a hospital for profound physical & learning disabilities and was part of the team that closed it & enabled people to live in the community.
I have worked for 2 years in a Specialist Nursing Home for people with profound physical disabilities. I have been working for the past 10 years with an Integrated Care Team as an Adult Community Physiotherapist.
My main areas of interest are Postural Management/ upper limb recovery with dynamic splinting and enabling independence. I am retiring this year after an amazingly varied career.

Catch Deana talks :-- 14:45 -- 15:30

Occupational Therapy Integration Theatre

Working together – Delivering more Programme

Morning Session

KEaH (Kent Enablement at Home) Occupational Therapy Self-Assessment Tool as an outcome measure.
Gill Davies Patrick/Caroline Holt/Emma Smith/Anne Crocker
Collaborative working in the community, working with patients to reduce falls risk.
Shirley Rashid
“Behind Bars” - Occupational Therapy working in Prisons.
Emma Gartside
Occupational Therapy practices in Mental Health.
Hayley Miles/Emma Dunton/ ?
Avoiding behaviors that challenge in Dementia Care.
Donna Morling-Grove
Working with Neuro Therapy services in the Acute Sector.
Jane Duffy/Liz Woods

Afternoon Session

Single Handed Care – does it work in a Care Home?
Kay James
Integrated Triage Pilot.
Karen Neary
“Mind the gap” – Supporting Transition from Children to Adult Services in Kent.
Belinda Swain
Working with MND and End of Life Care.
Justine Robinson
Learning Disability
Diana Ramsay
Created use of OTs in the Short-Term pathway/hospital discharge.
Barbara Rickman

Housing and Adaptations Theatre

Christine Downs- Centra Telecare

Telecare Presentation

Christine Downs- Centra Telecare

Catch our talk 10:00 - 10:20

Tristian Bruce, MRICS Surveyor- Peabody South East & Helen Moore, Surveyor- Swale Borough Council

Home Improvement Agencies – how we can help

Tristan is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has worked for the Home Improvement Agency for more than 15 years and has extensive experience of delivering surveying services for disabled adaptations, extensions and decent home loans together with advice and information on housing repairs.

Helen has previously worked within local government, she has experience of working within Private Sector Housing, Homelessness, Housing Options, and an internal Home Improvement Agency. Helen’s more recent work has taken her full circle back to her surveying days and works for Peabody Home Improvement Agency as a surveyor delivering technical services for Disabled Adaptations. She as a depth of knowledge around housing and housing related issues

Catch our talk 10:30 - 10:50

Janice Greenwood, Private Sector Housing Manage & Nigel Bucklow- Maidstone Borough Council

Disabled Facilities Grants

Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Janice Greenwood trained as an an Environmental Health Officer and has specialised in housing for nearly 40 years. This background has enabled her to demonstrate a holistic approach to the delivery of DFG within the wider housing background. She has an extensive knowledge of the disabled facility grant having been involved with its delivery since its creation! Janice has been part of a team of colleagues in Kent developing improved links between health and housing and is regularly asked to speak on how these initiatives are being developed.

Catch our talk 11:00 - 11:20

Robin Kennedy, Private Sector Housing Manager

Dover District Council I qualified as an Environmental Health Officer in 1978. I have worked in a number of local authorities and have worked at Dover District council for 30 years. I have been involved with Disabled Facilities Grants since they were first introduced in 1988 and with all forms of grants and loans for 37 years. I am responsible for the Private Sector Team at Dover with an annual budget for grants and loans of around £2m.

Catch our talk 11:30 - 11:50

Christine Downs- Centra Telecare

Telecare Presentation

Christine Downs- Centra Telecare

Catch our talk 12:30 - 12:50

Tristian Bruce, MRICS Surveyor- Peabody South East & Helen Moore, Surveyor- Swale Borough Council

Home Improvement Agencies – how we can help

Tristan is a member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors and has worked for the Home Improvement Agency for more than 15 years and has extensive experience of delivering surveying services for disabled adaptations, extensions and decent home loans together with advice and information on housing repairs.

Helen has previously worked within local government, she has experience of working within Private Sector Housing, Homelessness, Housing Options, and an internal Home Improvement Agency. Helen’s more recent work has taken her full circle back to her surveying days and works for Peabody Home Improvement Agency as a surveyor delivering technical services for Disabled Adaptations. She as a depth of knowledge around housing and housing related issues

Catch our talk 13:00 - 13:20

Janice Greenwood, Private Sector Housing Manage & Nigel Bucklow- Maidstone Borough Council

Disabled Facilities Grants

- Tunbridge Wells Borough Council Janice Greenwood trained as an an Environmental Health Officer and has specialised in housing for nearly 40 years. This background has enabled her to demonstrate a holistic approach to the delivery of DFG within the wider housing background. She has an extensive knowledge of the disabled facility grant having been involved with its delivery since its creation! Janice has been part of a team of colleagues in Kent developing improved links between health and housing and is regularly asked to speak on how these initiatives are being developed.

Catch our talk 13:30 - 13:50

Janice Greenwood, Private Sector Housing Manage & Nigel Bucklow- Maidstone Borough Council

Better Care fund Initiatives

Linda manages the private sector housing & health improvement teams at Tonbridge & Malling BC. She oversees the Disabled Facilities Grant programme which helps people to remain independent at home and is working with health colleagues closely on a hospital discharge scheme, linking improving housing conditions with health and supporting GPs with the holistic health

Catch our talk 14:00 - 15:30

Who should visit

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Health Professionals

  • Access to free CPD training
  • Network with colleagues and peers
  • Research on new and exsiting products and services
  • Conferences from industry experts

General Public

  • Find supporting services and charities
  • Network with like minded people
  • Research on new and exsiting products
  • Market place to purchase daily living aids
  • Live Entertainment from inspirational people
  • Motivational speakers

Exhibitors

A1RiskSolutions AAT Abacus Accora ActivateForKids ActiveMobility Athona Attainability BHTA BabyAndMore BounceAlzheimersTherapy CalvertTrust CentraGroup Centrobed ChaileyHeritageFoundation ClarkeMobility ClarkeMobility ClosOMatt CrossKeyHomes CycloneMobility DanMedicaSouth DeafBlind DolphinLifts DS%26P EasyRiseHexagon EasternGroupUKAdaptations ERMobility ESL Etac FindAVoice FreedomWheelchairSkills FamilyFund Geberit Geberit GreenstairliftsLtd Handicare HigherElevation HiKent ImpeyShowers JacquelineWebb JanshopMobility Joerns Karoben KCO Keysafe KWTherapy Laybrook LewisReed LifestyleMobility Manager MCLKent Medicotech MGRetailConsulting Muggi NCORE Neater NowTechnologieS NRSHealthcare BHTA PeterboroughCVS PeterboroughCVS PrecisionRehab PeterboroughHealthMagazine QEF QuantumHealthcareProducts ReviewMyWheelchair Rhino Rhino Ropox Reval Safespaces SecretAccess Sensorykraft ShapeSeating SGN Shine Symmetrikit TBCConversions TecAngel TheChildrensTrust Theraposture Timo TritionShowers WealdenRehab WheelpowerHexagon WilliamMerritCentre TheWilfWardFamilyTrust

Reviews

Here are some of the amazing reviews we have recieved

"Really enjoyed the exhibition today. Attended the Increasing Independence In Toileting talk but mainly visited the stands and gathered some very interesting information."
-Mrs C, Assessment Officer

"Thank you for a very informative day yesterday I found it very useful and well worth the trip up from Southampton."
-Mrs S, Clinical Advisor

"I just wanted to thank you for the opportunity to exhibit yesterday - it was a great turnout and we had a great response to assist-Mi amongst the OT's! I hope it all went very well for you, from what I saw, it was all a great success!"
-Keely W, assist-Mi

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