For the first time ever, the 2018 conference was attended by a wider delegation from across the care sector with over 600 staff, including people who work in social services, social care, early years and childcare in Wales, from frontline practitioners to senior decision makers, as well as social work and social care students.
CM2000 exhibited and ran a small fundraising initiative for three Welsh charities nominated by customers - Care & Repair Cymru, St David’s Hospice and Hope House.
Instead of traditional exhibition give-aways, CM staff handed out charity tokens worth £5 each to delegates when they visited their stand. All they needed to do was complete their details and tick which one of the 3 charities they wanted the £5 donation made to.
The charities were delighted with the success of this initiative.
Louise Bowen, Fundraising Team Administrator, Hope House said:
“On behalf of all the children and families who have benefited from your kindness, please accept our heartfelt thanks. Your financial support means the world to us.”
Sheleagh Llewellyn, Care & Repair Wales said:
“We are really pleased to be nominated by CM2000 customers as one of the charities to receive donations via the £5 voucher scheme at the National Social Care Conference. Many thanks to everyone who chose to support Care & Repair and help us to make a difference for older people in Wales.”
Speaking about the conference as a whole, Maria Booth, Business Development Manager CM2000 said:
“I was impressed to meet with like-minded people who strive to improve the health and social care journey for everyone in Wales. What I found most encouraging at this year’s event was the openness and willingness to exchange ideas, signpost each other, and encourage new innovative ways of working. Everyone who came to our stand was more than happy to talk about their work, to share practice and advise, it was a great event to be part of and I am delighted that our chosen charities got to benefit from the voucher scheme.”