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NACC pushing ahead with plans for annual conference in October

30th Jun 2020 - 09:00
The National Association of Care Catering (NACC) is backing the World Health Organisation prediction that life should look more ‘normal’ by September, by re-affirming plans to run its Training and Development Forum as a live event from October 7-9 at the East Midlands Conference Centre in Nottingham.

Jonathan Cunningham, a decorated soldier and keynote speaker, will speak to delegates about inspirational leadership, outstanding social care and business and personal resilience.

He now is the registered manager of several nursing and (learning disability) LD homes, so is well placed to address the challenges that care caterers face every day in social care.

Debbie Harris, managing director at Autumna, will be making the point that the public perception of the quality of food being served to residents in care homes needs to change. This is particularly relevant for providers wanting to attract self-funding clients.

She says that with increasing investment in the care home sector and an ageing population, the time has come for the equivalent of the Good Food Guide for care homes.

Meanwhile, Preston Walker and James Ball, directors of Oak House Kitchen, will offer delegates a workshop exploring the relationship between residents and patients, catering teams, manufacturers and suppliers.

This interactive session is designed to open the debate on The New Normal and to demonstrate how our sector can collaborate, innovate and adapt to ensure that the foodservice delivery can meet these needs - a must attend workshop.

Other attractions include cookery demos, exhibition, meet-the-buyer sessions and the NACC Annual Awards - nominations close July 17th with a new category added – The Triumph Over Adversity Award - honouring efforts of care caterers during the coronavirus pandemic. Shortlist to be announced August 25th.

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Written by
David Foad