Changes For CSCI Information Gathering

Forthcoming changes to the way in which inspectors from the Commission for Social Care Inspection gather information will place more importance than ever on how activities are placed at the heart of care.

CareExpo 2006 is hosting a seminar from NAPA, the National Association for Providers of Activities for Older People on ‘The Culture of Activity Provision – What Inspectors want to see’ – designed to give managers a clearer idea of the issue.
The national exhibition for the medium and long-term sectors runs from 25-27 April at the NEC Birmingham and features a free seminar programme secured by ECCA, which focuses on providing care home managers with practical help on topics that currently affect their business.The traditional view of activity provision in care settings has often been one of a ‘nice extra’ rather than essential to the well being of service users.
Sylvie Silver, NAPA’s Strategic Director who will be leading the seminar said: “Both Inspectors and NAPA are increasingly aware of the need to clarify what constitutes ‘good’ activity provision and to offer benchmark standards that providers can work towards achieving. “This event is another exciting opportunity for us to share what we have learnt makes the difference to residents’ quality of life and to help managers who want to take a lead in demonstrating best practice.
“NAPA is keen to emphasise that meaningful activity goes far beyond a group activity programme on the wall, and should be based on finding out what matters to individual residents and helping people to live life as they choose. “There are many opportunities for activity, company, variety and enjoyment in the day provided staff teams have the right attitude and approach to involving residents in all aspects of daily life.”
CareExpo is the key annual event for decision-makers involved in nursing, residential and home care organisations, local authorities, PCTs and those with a professional interest in the sector and a wide range of exhibitors spanning the sector will be on hand.
In line with the changes ahead stemming from January’s White Paper, the organisers are shifting focus to deliver a truly informative trade event that maximises time spent by care home managers seeking how best to respond to the upcoming changes.
For your FREE tickets for CareExpo and more information on the seminar programme and exhibitors, pre-register at or by calling 0870 429 4428.