Our 1st annual Learning Community Event:
13th September, 2017 in Birmingham, England

As well as access to our online membership site, Butterfly Community members are also invited to our annual event at a discounted rate. Here is information about our first gathering this September in Birmingham.

Be Outstanding

The first Learning Community Event is focused on the theme of ‘being outstanding’, with insight, ideas and information about how you can take practical steps towards achieving success for your care home.

What will you gain from the event?

1) Practical Information you can use to move towards Being Outstanding – from the care homes that have made this happen.

We have asked six care homes who have achieved the CQC rating of ‘Outstanding’, and international lead homes, to come and lead workshops to share their insights and tips.

2) Hearing from leading experts on what it takes to be outstanding

Two presentations, from two leading experts – David Sheard and John Kennedy who share their views, based on research and experience. John Kennedy led the John Kennedy Care Home Enquiry for the Joseph Rowntree Foundation, which included visiting many of the care homes that had achieved outstanding.

You will take away information that you can use to make a difference to your care home. We are also building a new kind of community here, The Butterfly Community. There will be fun, music, graphic facilitation and poetry; all related to dementia care.

You will hear about the new Butterfly Community and have an opportunity to contribute to the topics it covers. People attending the event will be eligible for a reduced cost annual membership.

Speakers and workshops:

David Sheard
“Butterflies are good business, good quality and good to be with”

John Kennedy
Who led the Joseph Rowntree Foundation care home enquiry, talking about his experiences of visiting ‘Outstanding’ homes

Samantha Crawley National Director of Operations, All of Us
“Butterflies are good business” – the figures add up, collating the stats and evidence

Anita Astle Managing Director Wren Hall Care Home
“Don’t touch the butterflies!” – balancing risks in freeing Butterflies around infection control and other health and safety considerations

Catarina Versaevel National Director DCM Canada
“Coming out of the cold” – Butterflies spreading in Canada, the 7 homes experience

Gwen Coleman Director of Care, Dementia Care Matters Ltd
“From Chrysalis to Butterfly” – coaching a team when the going gets tough

Patrick Atkinson, Owner & Helen Walton, Head of Operations Skylarks  and Jo-Anne Wilson Poppy Lodge, Royal British Legion Galanos House
“When butterflies flounder” – helping Butterflies to fly again

Peter Bewert Executive Manager Care Services Aged Care Plus Support Services, The Salvation Army
“Butterflies as Salvation” – the Australian experience in the The Salvation Army Aged Care Plus

Ros & Rob Heath , Proprietors Landermeads Care Home
“Requiring Outstanding” – The Landermeads experience: turning ‘Requires improvement’ into ‘Outstanding’

Gill Bailey, Helen Sanderson Associates and Cath Barton, Community Circles
“How person-centred practices and Community Circles helped create an award-winning home at EachStep”

Please join us for refreshments from 9.30. We will be starting promptly at 10am and will have finished by 4.30pm.

Book your place today!

Cost for members of The Butterfly Community: £79

Cost for non-members: £125

Membership and a place at the event can be bought together via our booking page. Non-members who attend will also have the opportunity to purchase annual membership of The Butterfly Community on the day at the reduced cost of £425 (usually £495).

Book your place