RHC: Family Matters - Learn about our Speakers, Sponsors and Exhibitors

Thank you to everyone who joined us at our recent Flagship Event; Family Matters - Advice and Solutions for the Sandwich Generation in aid of The Silver Line Helpline.  The event was all about planning for ourselves and across different generations within families as well as living our lives to the full.  We have received tremendous feedback since the event and would like to thank all those involved.

Click HERE to watch this short video with highlights of the event.

We would like to thank amy adams photography and Orchid Digital for providing the photography and videography services.
Please see the information below to learn more about our speakers, sponsors and exhibitors.  We have included contact details too where possible.  Please click for the links. 


Keynote Speaker: Dame Esther Rantzen DBE

 Loneliness: Tackling it together

Dame Rantzen DBE is an English journalist and television presenter, best known for presenting the hit BBC television series That's Life! for 21 years, from 1973 until 1994. She is well known for her work with various charitable causes. She founded the charities ChildLine, promoting child protection, which she set up in 1986, and The Silver Line, designed to combat loneliness, which she set up in 2012.

Dame Esther received an OBE for services to broadcasting, a CBE for services to children, and in the New Year Honours of 2015, a DBE for services to children and older people through ChildLine and The Silver Line.

Since their national launch, The Silver Line Helpline has received over 1.4 million calls. Over two-thirds of these calls were made overnight or at weekends when no other helpline is available for older people who may be lonely, isolated or confused. They now receive around 10,000 calls every week from lonely and isolated older people; with 53% of callers saying they have literally no-one else to speak to.

The Silver Line relies entirely on voluntary donations to cover the cost of calls to the helpline, The Silver Line’s friendship services, and all other costs. 

The Silver Line Helpline


Alexandra Loydon: Plan today for whatever tomorrow may bring

Alexandra heads up the Private Client Division at St. James’s Place Wealth Management (SJP); responsible for the advice and service provided to high net worth families.  She qualified as a Private Client lawyer with Laytons Solicitors in 2009 and joined SJP permanently a year after qualifying.

Alexandra has always been interested in, and is now passionate about, ensuring people’s financial well-being, up and down the generations, particularly given her own personal situation.  She is an only child, now supporting two ageing parents and a full time working mother and wife co-running a home and bringing up her daughter, with her husband, in London.

St James's Place Wealth Management



Lara Milward: Mental and Physical Wellbeing at every stage of our lives

Lara is an award winning fitness and well-being coach, athlete, co-founder of BlitzFitness, mother and influencer.  Her passion for keeping people of all ages healthy, active, challenged and body confident has been an unswerving theme throughout her life. 

Lara is the official fitness partner for the Virgin Strive Challenge working with Sir Richard Branson and his family.  

The following experts will be joining our Panel Discussion about Options for Assisted Living and Care

Lara Milward


Martin Jones

Martin is Managing Director of Home Instead Senior Care, responsible for leading the entire UK operation. Alongside his passion to support families to enable their loved ones live independently at home he is dedicated to providing job opportunities that are fulfilling and which make 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 care workers

Home Instead Senior Care

Mike Smith

Mike is the founder of Trinity Homecare Group, an award winning home care provider with a mission to enrich quality of life by providing heartfelt home care and support through life's journeys.  

Mike sits on the board of the United Kingdom Homecare Association (UKHCA), the professional association of home care providers and is a director of the Live-in Care Hub.

Trinity Homecare Group

Parita Doshi

Parita is the Ops & Impact Director of multi award-winning social enterprise Oomph! Wellness. Oomph! Wellness is on a mission to positively change the impact of ageing for older adults in care homes and the community.

Oomph! Wellness offers three core services: exercise classes, creative activities and engaging days out to ensure people live life to the full.

Parita is passionate about ensuring older people stay connected to their communities, continue to be engaged and maintain and build strong relationships through life. 

Oomph! Wellness

Claire Edwards

Having qualified as a registered nurse from Guy’s Hospital, London in 1983 Claire has gained varied experience in both public and private healthcare sectors; eleven years’ hospital based and seventeen years’ experience working as an independent care adviser and nurse assessor for older people, largely but not exclusively, in the community.

Claire is registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Council as well as a member of the Care Adviser Network.  This places her in the unique position of being qualified to provide advice on both health and care needs and the legal and financial issues which inevitably come to the fore when looking for the right care.


Claire Edwards Eldercare Consultant

Emma Hammett

Founder of First Aid For Life and onlinefirstaid.com, Emma is an award-winning health and first aid educator, press spokesperson, speaker and author. She has over 30 years’ experience working as a nurse, family carer, home carer, first aider and hospital manager. 

Emma co-founded Stay Safe for Older People, a unique initiative to signpost older people, and those who care for them, to the wealth of expert resources to help them stay safe, ward off fraud, prevent accidents and reduce avoidable admissions to hospital.

Emma’s award-winning book Slips, Trips and Fractured Hips is endorsed by RoSPA and AGE UK and is heralded as the ultimate guide to accident prevention and first aid in older people.

First Aid For Life




The Good Care Group

The UK’s Most Highly Awarded Live-In Home Care Provider offering companionship and friendship, at a time when people need it most. A fully managed home care service, including 24 hour live-in, day care and a respite service, delivered by employed and expertly trained carers.

The Good Care Group

Admiral Nurse Dr Jane Pritchard

Admiral Nurses are specialist dementia professionals who focus on the needs of family carers; providing psychological support, home and lifestyle advice, and connection to additional services. They help families cope with challenges that arise along the dementia journey, including diagnosis, decisions, what support provision would best suit their needs and feelings of loss and bereavement as the condition progresses. The impact Admiral Nurses have on carers and people with dementia is life-changing. There are less than 100 Admiral Nurses across UK.


Peacock & Co Solicitors

Friendly and proactive law firm with offices in Wimbledon Village and Epsom advising businesses and individuals on a range of legal issues. They can help you through life’s most important events, from buying a home or resolving a problem at work, to making a Will or dealing with the estate of a loved one.

Peacock & Co Solicitors

Katherine Carroll - katherine.carroll@peacock-law.co.uk


Trinity Homecare Group

Award-winning home care provider with a mission to enrich quality of life by providing heartfelt home care and support through life’s journeys. From companionship and home help, to daily personal care, to full-time live-in home care and specialist care for conditions such as dementia, their experienced team will be by your side to offer peace of mind and support.

Trinity Homecare Group


Dr Morton’s – the medical helpline

Dr Morton's - the medical helpline provides telephone, video and email access to Gynaecologists and expert GPs, for advice and treatment. The Waitrose of telemedicine; the only service with expert gynaecologists at hand, be that for period problems, pregnancy -related queries or menopause.

Dr Morton's the medical helpline

Dr Karen Morton - karen.morton@drmortons.co.uk


A professional declutter and organise service that helps you organise in your home and your office. 


Sarah Macnaught - sarah@right-size.co.uk

The Memory Book

Life story, Specialist and Celebration Books, talks and workshops

The Memory Book

Sarah Lott - sarah@thememorybook.co.uk



Specialist Home Move Planners for busy people, downsizers and international executives in London, and the Home Counties


Meirion Shaw - meirionshaw@me.com
Claire Edwards Eldercare Consultant
Providing expert and independent advice on all aspects of elder care, Claire supports older people and their families to navigate the NHS and Social Services, find the right care and access all available funding.