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Meet others involved in relational care for older people

Updated: Aug 12, 2021

Making relational care work for older people: practical, philosophical and spiritual approaches to ageing forum

3–4 September 2021 (Friday 11.30 am–5.00 pm; Saturday 9.30 am–4.30 pm)

Are you professionally or personally involved in the care of older people, or perhaps planning your own future? Join this forum to hear what relational care means for the improved well-being of older people and carers; find out about best practice and innovation in residential and community settings; and look at the wider picture of policy and philosophy of care.

Venue: Thirsk Town Hall Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1QS with optional Friday evening discussion at Holy Rood House.

Presentations and conversations with experts on community-based and intergenerational models, the role and support of carers, innovations in technology, future national policy and leadership

Confirmed speakers include:

Revd Elizabeth Baxter, Executive Director of Holy Rood House, Centre for Health and Pastoral Care

Professor Marian Barnes, lead author of Re-imagining Old Age: wellbeing, care and participation

Stephen Burke, Co-founder of United for All Ages and CEO of Hallmark Care Homes Foundation

Jenny Kartupelis, author of two recent books on development and practice of relational care Nick Kelly, Special Advisor to Baroness Greengross

Charlotte Kirin, Community Champion, Cambridgeshire County Council

Dr Lorraine Morley, Lead, Age Tech Accelerator UK

Professor John Swinton, Chair in Divinity and Religious Studies, University of Aberdeen

Organisers explain that, 'The fee for the event is £95, which includes refreshments and finger buffet on Friday and Saturday. There is an optional Friday evening discussion with drinks at Holy Rood House at 7.30pm. Do join us! Please email Carolyn on to register your interest. We will then send you payment details, the full agenda, and other information. Do contact us on this email if you have any queries. Please book by 10 August, to secure your place. Thank you.'

Thirsk is a historic market town, home to the James Herriot Museum. There are local hotels for overnight accommodation. Holy Rood House, Centre for Health and Pastoral Care, is described as 'a community of hospitality working on the margins of society. Our continual therapeutic and theological exploration and reflection, underpins the work of the Charity. Holy Rood House, Centre for Health and Pastoral Care.'

For more information visit

There is a flyer available.

Tel: 01845 522580

Holy Rood House, Centre for Health and Pastoral Care, 10 Sowerby Rd, Thirsk, North Yorkshire YO7 1HX



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