9th March 2016

Care Showcase

Brighton Racecourse 


The 10th annual showcase will take place on the 9th March, with a day packed with informative speakers and suppliers across a broad spectrum of products and services.  We will be exhibiting in the Premier Hall along with 14 of our suppliers, so please take the opportunity to visit our stand and see how being a Spectrum Member can save you money.


Please click here for further information

29th September 2015

Surrey Care Association Autumn Conference

Leatherhead Leisure Centre 

Spectrum and 9 of our preferred suppliers will be exhibiting at the 2015 SCA Autumn Conference.  As well as the opportunity to meet some of our suppliers, Zahid Datoo (Spectrum Director) will be speaking at the event highlighting the benefits of using our consortium.  Please come along and visit our stand, where we can discuss how to save your facility money.

24th June 2015

Spectrum Stoke Event

Identifying Key Drivers to Support a Healthy Private Sector

Britannia Stadium, Stanley Matthews Way, Stoke-on-Trent, ST4 4EH

9.00am – 3:15 pm Lunch & Refreshments included


Spectrum & a collection of our preferred suppliers are sponsoring the above event in collaboration with the Staffordshire Association of Registered Care Providers. 


Key speakers include;

Martin Gould; Christie & Co – Overview of the care market

Julian Kilsby; Barclays – The banks perspective

David Roe; Laing & Buisson – Market sustainability and the Care Act

Dipan Shah; PricewatershouseCoppers LLP – Key direct tax considerations, including Succession Planning & Capital Gains Tax

Sean Hughes; Stirling University – Dementia, Best Practice for caring for residents in a care home environment.


PwC will also be available for 1 on 1  discussions should you have any tax questions.


If you would like to attend this free event, and you are a Spectrum member, please contact Spectrum Head Office to book you place 020 8605 0546

18th March 2015

Surrey & Sussex Showcase 2015

Brighton Race Course

Surrey Care Association are holding the Showcase on March 18th 2015, with over 20 seminars on offer throughout the day; Free event to those providing care services in Surrey, East Sussex, West Sussex, and Brighton and Hove. 

Spectrum will be exhibiting alongside 15 of our preferred suppliers - listed below.  We hope to see you there!



24th February 2015

NCPA Seminar - Before, During & After the Inspection. Facilitated by Frank Ursell

Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow T5, SL3 8QB


Frank Ursell, a member of the CQC Provider Advisory Group, has developed a reputation for open dialogue with the various CQC Directors and we are delighted that he will be facilitating this seminar.


The Programme will cover:

·        Preparing for your inspection – actions for Managers to take – the PIR, case tracking, notifications etc

·        During the inspection – what to do when the Inspector calls

·        After the inspection – factual accuracy, judgments, your quality rating and appeals

·        The Care Certificate – its impact on your training programme


PLEASE NOTE VENUE CHANGE: Our usual venue is currently undergoing refurbishment, therefore this seminar will be held at: Holiday Inn Express London Heathrow SL3 8QB


Registration/coffee 09:45 for 10:15 start.  15:30 Finish

Lunch will be provided.

NCPA Members/Association members - £40 (non-members £55)

Parking included on a first come first served basis.


Please contact Spectrum Head Office to register your place

Telephone: 020 8605 0546 email: Jackie@spectrumconsortium.co.uk

7th October 2014

Surrey Care Association Autumn Conference 2014

Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Guildford Road, Leatherhead KT22 9BL 9:30am -3:15pm

This autumn Spectrum and 7 of our preferred suppliers will be exhibiting at the Surrey Care Association Autumn Conference.  We will be on hand to answer any member queries and invite associate members to pop along and see how Spectrum Consortium can save care businesses money.


For more information, please click here

4th September 2014

NCPA Seminar: Being Well-Led

Comfort Hotel Heathrow, Shepiston Lane, Hayes, Middx UB3 1LP

9:45 registration 10:15 start, 15:30 close.  Lunch and refreshments provided

Implications of the Care Act - are you ready?

The NCPA is hosting a facilitated workshop ‘Being Well-led’ on changes facing providers of residential and home care. Using a mixture of presentation and discussion groups the facilitators will consider the implications of the Care Act and the evolving approach to registration and inspections of services.


The Programme will cover:

  • Changes to health and social care – specifically an overview of the changes in the Care Act and their impact
  • The CQC Fresh Start – what action to take now to make sure you are ready
  • Being a well-led service – governance, leadership, workforce and probity
  • Improvement and learning – addressing non-compliance before it happens

Please click here for more information and to download a booking form.

16th July 2014

Kent Workforce Summit

Ashford International Hotel, Simone Weil Avenue, Ashford, TN24 8UX click here for map

Spectrum will be exhibiting at the Kent Workforce Summit on the 16th July 2014.

This summit will bring together local and national speakers and suppliers for the social care sector to address the challenges of delivering quality services with a confident and competent workforce.

With the new Care Act in place what lies ahead for providers and service users?

How will The County Council meet the budgetary challenges?

How can we change the image of our sector?

Speakers will include:

Councillor Graham Gibbens, Kent County Council

Dominique Kent, Director of Operations, The Good Care Group

Glen Mason, Department of Health

Care Quality Commission (Speaker TBC)

Ann Taylor, Kent & Medway Care Alliance

Sheila Scott OBE, National Care Association

Caroline Bernard – National Skills Academy  

A must for everyone working in or considering a career in social care


Places are charged between £45-£60.  For more information please email KCTA direct admin@kcta.org.uk or telephone 01634 735558

8th May 2014

Surrey Care Association Spring Conference 2014

Leatherhead Leisure Centre, Guildford Road, Leatherhead, KT22 9BL 9.30am for 10.00am – 3.45pm

Working in Partnership with the Surrey Care Association, we look forward to catching up with existing members and helping new care providers save hundreds and even thousands of pounds on their annual purchasing budgets.  Joining us on the day will be a couple of our preferred suppliers – Alexandra Uniforms who will be exhibiting their new range of dementia uniforms and Thomas Ridley Food Service-with lots of their products on show and tips on creating nutritional menus for residents.


If you are interested in attending the conference please click here and you will be redirected to Surrey Care Association's offical website where you can download a booking form.


11th March 2014

Surrey & Sussex Showcase 2014

Brighton Racecourse

The region’s top business advice and training event for the adult social care sector takes place at Brighton Racecourse on Tuesday 11 March 2014.  Once again we will be exhibiting alongside some of our preferred suppliers; PHS Wastemanagement, Lyreco, Thomas Ridley, Care Shop, Westmeria, Contour, Berendsen, Pensworth, Redcrier, Jackson Lifts, Towergate Patrick, Specsavers, Simplyhealth and Alexandra Uniforms.


We look forward to meeting you at the showcase and relish the opportunity to save your home money.

For more information on this event please click here or to view the seminars and speakers please click here