Our managing director, Michael Foulkes, attended the Gloucestershire Care Providers Association Conference (GCPA) on 5 June 2024 at Cheltenham Racecourse. GCPA’s theme this year is to showcase the best of innovation as it looks to move adult social care forward through digital solutions to improve the care provided in the county.

“Gloucestershire Care Providers Association is a membership body open to all independent providers of adult social care (private, not-for-profit and charitable organisations) delivering care to people in their own homes, in a residential or a nursing setting within Gloucestershire. Our members work with older people, people with learning difficulties / Autism, people with a mental health condition and younger adults with physical disabilities.”

There were some informative and interesting speakers during the day:


  • Mark Sutton, (Chief Digital and Data Officer, Care Quality Commission)
  • Mary Hutton (Chief Executive Officer, Integrated Care System)
  • Sarah Scott (Executive Director of Adult Social Care, Gloucestershire County Council)
  • Virtual Reality experience from NHSE Technology Enhanced Learning
  • Mei-Ling Huang (Partner, RWK Goodman)
  • Bristol UWE Robotics Lab
  • Michelle Corrigan (Programme Director, Better Security, Better Care)
  • Katie Thorn (Project Lead, Digital Care Hub)
  • Borderless, International Hiring Agency

How technology can help us care for you

Michael has a keen interest in using technology and robotics to provide remote care services, especially if our clients are not ready for our care assistants to come to their home. Innovations exhibited at the GCPA will really help in situations such as these.


Michael is a big fan of Genie, which helps our clients with daily living and wellbeing prompts and medical reminders. Genie also has video calling capabilities so our clients are able to make remote care calls with their care professionals. Read about Genie here.

Michael saw some interesting prototypes during the day.

A prototype exhibited at the GCPA conference 2024
Another prototype exhibited at the GCPA conference 2024

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