Everybody I spoke to at the Residential & Home Care Show was happy to see the show return to ExCeL London after a COVID-enforced three-year break. For my part, having been editor of The Care Home Environment for only a few short months, the show was the perfect opportunity to put faces to names and to chat with people from across the social care space – from tech companies and catering specialists to fellow magazine editors and social care luminaries.
Lots of tech
The first thing that struck me (other than just how big a venue ExCel is) was how many tech companies were present at the show. I began the day by sitting in on a talk given by Jonathan Papworth, founder of Person Centred Software, who, in a spirited and informative presentation, focused on a familiar theme – that of the grand vision of joined-up health and social care and the key role that the implementation of new digital technology and systems have to play in realisin