On 16 January, Carterwood, Care England and Octopus Healthcare hosted a Next Generation dinner at the Savoy Hotel in London. This new initiative is supporting the next generation of leaders in the care sector and offering them the platform to come together to discuss issues and future opportunities. This builds on previous initiatives supported by Vishal Shah, Managing Director of Banyan Care Group, and Care England Treasurer, who is passionate about supporting the leaders of tomorrow and expanding this network.
This informal event gave operators the chance to voice their opinions on what matters most in the sector at present. Attracting a younger workforce and offering genuine career development was a particular theme throughout the evening. Similarly, operators expanding their number of elderly care homes were equally focused on recruiting additional senior management to support their growth.
Matthew Drysdale, associate director at Carterwood, welcomed the attendees on behalf of Octopus Healthcare, Care England and Carterwood, and expressed his optimism that platforms such as the Next Generation dinner, where like-minded pioneers in the sector could discuss ways to overcome challenges facing the sector, such as the existing quality of care home provision and staffing, offer the best opportunities to improve care.
Octopus Healthcare’s CEO, Benjamin Davies commented “The landscape of UK healthcare is changing rapidly. At Octopus, we recognise that along with the increasing demand for quality care provision there is a real opportunity to deliver a wide range of services and better experiences within the care community. We are optimistic that initiatives such as this will inspire tomorrow’s care leaders and have a positive impact on the sector.”
Martin Green, chief executive, Care England, said “Care England is proud to support care providers of varying types and sizes, and is committed to a future in which a united, quality conscious, independent sector that offers real choice and value for money exists. Getting together with specialists in the sector, along with a new generation of future leaders is one way to start shaping tomorrow, today.”
Amanda Nurse, managing director at Carterwood said “It was a fantastic evening and offered a brilliant opportunity for great minds to come together and share their ideas. Having the focus on the future allows for innovation and development to be nurtured and brightens the future of healthcare.”
If you are a young leader in care and wish to be involved in future events, please don’t hesitate to contact Matthew Drysdale at Carterwood or Jayne Shawcross, Head of Customer at Octopus Healthcare or Vishal Shah, Care England, to receive details of upcoming opportunities.