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Following a successful 2016 show with an overall visitor growth of 4% from 2015, the Care Show has been busy finding ways to make the 2017 event even better for visitors and exhibitors.

Last year’s show saw the launch of ‘Care Connects’, a dedicated matchmaking service that hosted over 200 meetings over two days, and a 60% growth in the audience of architects and developers visiting the new ‘Care in Construction’ zone.

The organisers are now looking to bring further innovation in 2017, whilst also bringing back crowd-pleasers from 2016. This includes the Virtual Dementia Tour which gave over 700 attendees the opportunity to step into the shoes of someone living with dementia and the return of Professor June Andrews OBE, who will again be chairing and programming the Dementia Care Seminar Theatre.

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New to the 2017 show will be the Integrated Care Show, the Relaxation and Activity Zone and Group Therapy.

The Integrated Care Show – in partnership with NHS England – is a new area focusing on sharing best practice examples of the NHS and social care providers working together for better patient outcomes. The new area will provide both NHS and social care audiences tailored advice and education to help them achieve better relationships.

Chris Edwards, Brand Director, commented: “This partnership with NHS England will give us the chance to tell Clinical Commissioning Groups right across the country what is going on at the Care Show and how they could benefit from attending.”

The Relaxation and Activity Zone will showcase various options available to care providers to help keep their residents stimulated and differentiate themselves from competition, with some care homes now boasting anything from spas to nail salons.

The zone also offers attendees the opportunity to relax, with the area being filled with pleasant smells, soothing sounds and general relaxation.

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Lastly, Group Therapy is a new content format with smaller groups and more open discussion. The discussions will encourage networking and the sharing of knowledge in an industry with so many different forms of care being provided.

The Care Show will take place on 10 – 11 October 2017 at Hall 3, NEC, Birmingham, B40 1NT

To find out more, visit the website HERE