Hawker Publications publishes Caring Times and The Journal of Dementia Care as well as running many conferences and congresses in the care and dementia sector including the UK Dementia Congress which is the biggest Dementia Event in the UK
- 10 February 2016
1. Action Plan
1. The National Dementia Declaration lists seven outcomes that the DAA are seeking to achieve for people with dementia and their carers. How would you describe your organisation’s role in delivering better outcomes for people with dementia and their carers?
Hawker Publications is one of the leading publishers in the field of dementia. It promotes the National Dementia Declaration through encouraging best practice, disseminating information, publishing research and fostering networking in the dementia care sector.
This is done through:
1. Conferences. During 2011 Hawker Publications organised an estimated nineteen seminars and conferences. Nine of the events are dementia training seminars in conjunction with Jackie Pool Associates (JPA)
Big conferences include the Scottish Dementia and Caring Congress,
National care Homes Congress, Care in the Community and Technology in Dementia Care, Outcomes Matter in Dementia Care, Welsh Annual care Conference and the UK Dementia Congress. The latter is now in its 6th year and is the largest UK dementia event.
Hawker Publications are responsive to new trends in dementia care and have just arranged a pre- UK Dementia Congress event called Arts and Dementia Showcase in response to another successful external event on this topic earlier in the summer.
2. Periodicals. Hawker Publications produce two periodicals for the sector: the bi-monthly Journal of Dementia Care and monthly Caring Times. The latter is a key publication for disseminating news, practice and short research reports in dementia care.
3. Books. Hawker Publications has established an extensive stable of 27 publications and resources for dementia care and the wider caring sector and regularly bring out new titles.
4. Care Awards. The National Care Awards has been the long-term care sector's premier awards event since 1999, promoting excellence and appealing to a wide range of individuals and organisations.
For individuals there is a chance of selection as a finalist or winner, bringing the satisfaction of being recognised for excellent work as well as increasing career opportunities
2. What are the challenges to delivering these outcomes from the perspective of your organisation?
The key challenges in delivering these outcomes are:
- Keeping up with development and change within the dementia care sector;
- Financial pressures on statutory agencies with implications for staff training; and attendance at conferences and events; and
- Related challenges to securing sponsorship from private sector.