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22 Jan 2024

The Outstanding Society returns with their Learning Lounge at the Care Show London

The Outstanding Society returns with their Learning Lounge at the Care Show London

The Outstanding Society are delighted to welcome Jenni Mack to the team to focus on communication and partnerships. Jenni comes with a wealth of knowledge and experience of the sector as she has been working with our friends at the Care Workers Charity for the past two years. Do reach out and make contact to get involved with our new projects and social media campaigns throughout 2024! comms@theoutstandingsociety.co.uk

Care Show London, ExCeL London, 24th and 25th April – yes, the OS is going bigger and better and have another learning lounge for the event. Here are some of the titles you will experience in our normal informal panel discussion format!

  • Vulnerability in leadership - the secret ingredient
  • Duty of Candour - Crystal clear reporting
  • Out Standing Diversity Forum - DE&I - done the outstanding way!
  • Going global - International Recruitment

And many more with some fantastic guest speakers!

What’s new!

  • The OS website – it has been a while in the making, but we look forward to more content and interaction during the year!
  • The Out Standing Diversity Forum – Exciting times ahead led by Sanjay and supported by Jenni – Our first webinar is being Delivered in partnership with Skills for Care, this webinar will include representatives from the new OUT Standing Diversity Forum and the University of Strathclyde, sharing recommendations, advice and examples from adult social care services. It will look at how services can treat people as individuals, celebrate diversity, and support the wellbeing of the LGBTQ+ community within your service.
  • LGBTQ+ Good and best practice - Practical ways to support your LGBTQ+ people and workforce With live panel discussions and debate, the webinar will be shaped around questions from those delivering care.
  •  VIVALDI Social Care – Reducing infections and improving lives. Phase one training has started and the feedback has been amazing – there is still time to get involved if you would like to be part of this groundbreaking pilot. Click here to register your interest


Finally a reminder…………..


Yes really, we just shouted that, because it’s true, so true I'll say it twice! You do not have to be outstanding to join, you just have to want to share and learn from others in the sector who are focused on being the best they can!

Who are we and what do we do…? Well, the OS was formed by a small group of providers who had, at the time, all recently achieved ‘Outstanding’ ratings following the introduction of the CQC (Care Quality Commission) inspection standard ratings in 2014. There was a general consensus between these providers that it would be beneficial to the ASC sector if services were able to share their expertise with other providers and support the driving up of quality across the whole of England.

In 2021 the OS was set up as a Community Interest Company (CIC). This was to provide a platform to share and celebrate best practice whilst helping others to improve and raise the profile of social care.

Our joint vision as Directors is to give providers FREE membership which allows free access to our virtual events, newsletters and podcasts. It provides a platform for all providers to access topical information and will also be a platform to celebrate innovation and share best practice.

We continue to have close partnerships with Care England, Skills for Care, the Care Workers Charity and the DHSC (Department of Health and Social Care) and are recognised as a trade association by the CQC.

2024 is an exciting year for the team at the OS – why not get involved and celebrate what you do by visiting us at the Care Show!

Zoë Fry – OBE. BSc – RN
Executive Director, The Outstanding Society CIC
SCNAC – Sussex Chair


Zoe Fry

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