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07.11.2012
Castleoak speakers at ECCA and UK Passivhaus Conferences today

Our Group Chief Executive, Chairman and Environmental Engineer are speaking at key care and sustainability conferences today.

The English Community Care Association’s (ECCA) annual conference is taking place at the Holiday Inn in Bloomsbury, London. This year’s theme is ‘White Paper, Right Paper?’ and centres on whether the social care white paper will be the right paper to solve the problem of funding in social care.

The keynote speech will be delivered by Care Services Minister, Norman Lamb MP. Shortly after, Castleoak Chief Executive, Mel Knight, will be leading a seminar on care home developments for the future. Castleoak Chairman and founding Director of Your Care Rating, Douglas Quinn, will also be speaking about building quality through transparency.

At the University of Nottingham, our Environmental Engineer, Iain Goldsworthy, will be joining leading political speakers at the UK Passivhaus Conference. Now in its third year, the conference offers a comprehensive review of the uptake of Passivhaus in the UK. Using Juniper House in Brackley, the UK’s first Passivhaus care home as the case study, Iain will cover funding, planning, construction and post-occupancy.

Mel Knight says: “As specialist care development and construction partners at the forefront of sustainability in the care sector, we’re delighted to support both the ECCA and UK Passivhaus Conferences.

“We’re equally pleased to be representing Your Care Rating as a founding member, alongside Stephen Finlay of leading market research company, Ipsos MORI. We hope more operators attending today will be interested in signing up to the independent survey, which is designed to give all residents living within a care home the opportunity to provide views and feedback.”
 

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