An Oxford care home manager will speak at a national conference later this month.

Kam Gill, registered manager at Walfinch home care Oxford, will address the Women Achieving Greatness panel at The Care Show London, on April 24.

Former dental technician, Ms Gill became leader of a team of 30 carers with more than 50 home care clients.

She said: "Reaching the top in home care takes leadership, empathy, communications and team-building skills, plus a problem-solving approach and the ambition to drive positive change in the community.

"I know many women can do this because I see carers with these skills and qualities in my own team."

She also explained the progression of one woman within the company, going from administrator to care co-ordinator, operations, and soon opening her own business as a Walfinch franchisee.

Furthermore, she argued for the benefits and potential success of franchising in her sector, especially among women and younger individuals.

In terms of wider understanding and improvement within the sector, Gill will be joined by Amrit Dhaliwal, chief executive of the Walfinch home care franchise who will tell the audience: "Around 80 per cent of carers are women, and in many cases their leadership potential is being overlooked by their employers."

Moreover, Dhaliwal hinted towards the underutilising of government funding, advocating for further opportunities such as work shadowing, mentoring, and networking as well as paid time off for carers to expand their skills.