The Outstanding Society Conference.

Zoe, myself and Debs.
Zoe has the pleasure of introducing Wendy Mitchell.
The Core Group of the Outstanding Society with Kate Terroni Chief Inspector of the Care Quality Commission (CQC)

 

As you are most probably aware Zoe has been part of the Core Group of the Outstanding Society since it’s inception in 2016.

This Wednesday Zoe, Debs and myself traveled to London for the Outstanding Society Conference hosted in the Skills for Care offices in Tavistock Square.

The Core Group have continued to work extremely hard to engage with groups and organisations and this was reflected by an extremely impressive agenda of speakers and topics.

Avnish Goyle, Chair of Care England.

Rob Hargreaves, Skills for Care.

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive of the Alzheimer’s Society.

Alex Ramamurthy, Innovation in Care

Kate Terroni, CQC Chief Inspector

However the Conference was ‘stolen’ by an inspirational lady called Wendy Mitchell.

Wendy explained how her diagnosis of Young onset dementia has changed her life. Many were moved to tears, as Wendy explained that she was ‘a glass half full person’ and the ‘adjustments’ she has made to continue to live independently by herself with the disease.

Wendy has a blog entitled ‘Which me am I Today‘ and has written a book about her journey called ‘Somebody I used to know‘ (The Times Best Seller) please do take the chance to read both if you can.

It was also very nice to see so many new ‘Outstanding Society members’ attend the conference which was an ideal opportunity for everyone to share best practices and develop collaborations.