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We are delighted to announce our next Wellbeing Event at Global Asset Manager Schroders on Family Matters: Starting a conversation about care

This talk is for Schroders’ employees who are welcome to invite their partner or spouse to attend. 

Healthier lifestyles and better medical care are helping towards increased life expectancy. Whilst this is good news, the growing pressures on the NHS and the social care services, as well as ourselves, cannot be ignored. This has created a ’Sandwich Generation’, those with older relatives to care for, and other family members to support. It is vital that we should all be aware of the issues and what we can all do to plan ahead and to live our lives to the full.

We are delighted to be joined by Martin Jones, CEO of Home Instead Senior Care UK. Martin will share his insights and knowledge of the care sector to raise awareness about the challenges and solutions facing us as a society and as individuals and families who have loved ones to care for and consider.

Martin will cover the following topics:

Covid-19 has highlighted the significant challenges facing social care and the healthcare sector. Martin will share his own experiences and knowledge during this pandemic as a care provider, a business owner, employer and a family man too. Given his experience, knowledge and understanding of sector issues and workings of Government, Martin will offer his views about the future of Government policy and the implications for the sector and for families as they plan for care for themselves and for loved ones.

Martin will share his own perspective of the care sector and his motivation and journey behind running one of the leading care providers in the UK..

For many families it is very difficult to raise the topic of care. It can mean a loss of independence on the part of the parent or family member and represents a change and a shift in one’s relationship with one’s parent. Martin will highlight the triggers to look for, how to raise these difficult and tricky conversations and what changes we should look for that signify we should be thinking about the next step.

When you think about care, everyone immediately thinks about care homes and worries about the huge expenses. Martin will cover
* the different options for assisted living and care,
* the costs
* access to funding

Technology has played a significant role during the pandemic allowing the care sector to provide virtual care. Martin will talk about these advances and what we can expect in the future in this area. Scamming is on the rise and Martin will also highlight some of the things to look out for and to be aware of.

Martin has a wealth of knowledge and experience and will be delighted to address any questions and concerns you would like highlighted. Please do share any issues and questions you have ahead of the talk. You will also be able to ask questions during the event.

About Martin Jones

Martin Jones is CEO of Home Instead Senior Care UK, responsible for leading the entire UK operation. Alongside his passion to support families to enable their loved ones to live independently at home, he is dedicated to providing job opportunities that are fulfilling and which make the best use of peoples’ skills and experience.

Martin is an active member of Business in the Community’s Age at Work leadership team, championing the role of older workers. Martin is also a trustee on the board of The Care Workers Charity, which exists to support the welfare of current, former and retired workers.

In 2019, Martin was named a Trustee to The Silver Line board by Dame Esther Rantzen the Charity’s President and Founder.

As Chair of The Silver Line, Martin was co-opted to the Age UK Board of Trustees in March 2020 when the two charities merged. Martin brings his extensive experience in the home care sector to help advise the Senior Directors in running Age UK and working with them and the other trustees to highlight the important issues affecting how older people are able to live their lives and to campaign for and ensure that the voice of the older generation is heard.

About Home Instead Senior Care

Part of a global franchise network, Home Instead was established in the UK 15 years ago and in this time has grown considerably to 215 offices with 9,000 CAREGivers looking after 17,000 elderly clients. As a national home care provider, it specialises in providing person-centred care and companionship in the home for older people. It also delivers specialist dementia care plus live-in care, end-of-life and respite care.

Home Instead Senior Care is the first and only homecare provider to hold the Queen’s Award, the highest accolade available to UK businesses, in recognition of the innovation its bespoke model has brought to the care sector. The company holds the most Care Quality Commission (CQC) Outstanding ratings out of any home care provider regulated by the CQC, testament to the strength of its relationship-led model. It currently has 65 Outstanding Ratings across its network

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