Time Programme
08:45 – 09:15 Registration & Exhibition
09:15 – 09:25 Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair Vic Rayner (OBE), Chair, National Care Forum
09:25 – 09:40 Key Note Address Gillian Keegan MP, The Minister of State for Care and Mental Healtd (invited)
09:40 – 10:10 Quality Adult Social Care Services – Preparing for Future Pressures

  • Increased stability in social care funding as the key to unlocking improved access and quality of care for the people who use it.
  • Why new models of care are necessary to ensure that people receive the care they need where and when they need it.
  • Developing genuinely collaborative ways of working across all care settings to ensure new Government funding has an impact?
10:10 – 10:40 Commissioning for Outcomes – Building an Effective Integrated Healtd and Social Care System

  • Why the need for a long-term plan that provides better outcomes for older people is more critical than ever.
  • How should the needs of older people be addressed in the future?
  • How can the promotion of partnership will lead to better experiences and outcomes for people using care services?

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive, Care England

10:40 – 11:10 Morning Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:10 – 11:55 Panel: Bringing Evidence from the Front Line of Adult Social Care

  • How can the profile of and skills of care workers be recognized?
  • Sustaining services based on the best evidence of what works
  • Understanding what makes a real difference in people’s lives
  • Learning from the frontline toimplement evidence in the realities of practice
  • Marie Lovell, Project Manager – Capacity and Transformation, Skills for Care
  • Karolina Gerlich, Chief Executive Officer, the Care Workers Charity
  • Mark Topps, Regional Business Manager, Essex Cares
  • Troy Zimbalatti, Managing Director, T2Z Care Services Ltd
11:55 – 12.25 Transforming Recruitment and Retention in Adult Car

  • Ensuring that future strategies and training approaches take into account the full breadtd of employers including PA’s.
  • How leadership development programmes can address immediate and long-term leadership needs of the social care sector
  • Changing a generation’s view of front facing public sector workers in professions never previously considered by top talent in the past
  • Why increasing funding to support the recruitment of front-line care workers without also addressing structural issues in the sector that feed huge staff turnover is unsustainable
  • What support do employers need to recruit, retain and develop the right people?

Jonathan Freeman MBE, CEO, CareTech Foundation & Vice-Chair, Championing Social Care

12:25- 12:55 Enhancing Dementia Friendly Environments to Bring Purpose and Joy to People with Memory Loss

  • Why person-centered care must focus on the individual as opposed to activities
  • Enabling people with dementia to improve in everyday function and achieve a sense of accomplishment
  • What might life enrichment look like in the future?

Suzanne Mumford, Head of Nursing, Care & Dementia, Care UK

12:55 – 14:00 Networking Lunch and Exhibition
14:00 – 14:45 Panel: Developing a Social Care Workforce to Meet the Needs of Tomorrow

  • How can the talent pool coming into social care be expanded?
  • How can employers in the sector recruit, retain and develop people to ensure high quality, effective care services?
  • What support do employers need to recruit, retain and develop the right people?
  • What strategies can be used by employers in the sector to build a positive organizational culture and a strong reputation as a good place to work and career to enter?
  • Adam Knights, Managing Director, Knights Care
  • Kelly Andrews, Regional Officer and National Social Care Lead, GMB
  • Barry Sweetbaum, Managing Director, SweetTree Home Care Services
  • Chaired by Nadra Ahmed, Executive Chairman, National Care Association
14:45 – 15:15 TBC
15:15 – 15:45 Afternoon Coffee Break and Exhibition
15:45 – 16:10 Exploring the Effects of the Pandemic on People who Draw on Adult Social Care

  • What impact did social service closures have on the lives of older people, people with dementia and carers?
  • How were unpaid carers effected in the immediate and long-term by COVID19 regulations?
  • What did the pandemic reveal about healtd inequalities in dementia care in the UK?

Clenton Farquharson MBE, Director, Community Navigator Services CIC (invited)

16:10 – 16:40 Improving Elderly Care tdrough AI and Computer Vision

  • How AI in elderly care restore quality of life for both nursing staff and residents due to less time spent dealing with ‘false alarms’ during the night, leaving more time free for the real human business of caring?
  • How can AI be used to relieve pressures in care homes?
  • How does AI and Machine Learning assist with developing medical or psychological diagnoses and in drawing up care plans?
  • How can AI enhance communication between older people and their families in a secure and ethically sound way?

Dr Harro Stokman, Chief Executive Officer, Kepler

16:40 – 16:50 Chair’s Closing Remarks
16:50 – 17:00 Exhibition