Future of Care North Programme

Time Programme
08:30 – 09:15 Registration & Exhibition
09:15 – 09:20 Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair
09:20 – 09:50 Ensuring the Provision of High Quality, Personalised, Joined Up Care

  • Supporting social care nursing and developing a workforce that can deliver the best care possible?
  • What changes are needed to give voice to the adult social care workforce?
  • Providing a bridge across health and social care when nurses are under more pressure than ever before

Professor Deborah Sturdy OBE, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care in England

09:50 – 10:20 Quality Services for Older People – Now and in the Future

  • The need for long-term plan that provides better outcomes for older people
  • How should the needs of older people be addressed in the future?
  • Promoting partnership to drive better experiences and outcomes for people using care services.

Dr Adrian Hayter, National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centered Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement

10:20 – 10:45 Raising the Profile of the Entire Social Care Sector to Ensure People Get the Levels of Care they Need 

  • Why a cross-government task force on social care is needed to ensure that all parts of government are working together to deliver quality social care?
  • How can apprenticeships tackle workforce shortages in the sector?
  • What can be done to address late payments in the sector that impact smaller care homes?
  • What are the structural issues that money cannot fix alone?

Melanie Ulyatt, National Vice-Chair, Federation of Small Businesses

10:45 – 11:10 Morning Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:10 – 12:00 Panel Session: Investing in a Sustainable Long-Term Care Model for Workers and Those Who Draw on Social Care 

  • How can the profile of and skills of care workers and unpaid family members 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 to implement evidence in the realities of practice

Jackie O’Sullivan, Co-chair, Care and Support Alliance

Marie Lovell, Carer and Project Manager, Skills for Care

Hugh Alderwick, Head of Policy, Health Foundation

Karin Orman, Assistant Director- Professional Practice, Royal College of Occupational Therapists

12:00 – 12:30 Pay as the Number One Priority in the Sector 

  • Salary or bonuses – what needs to be done to address the recruitment crisis in social care?
  • Why employers need to value the highly skilled work that those in care do every day
  • Enabling the workforce to benefit from any Government money
  • What a full-scale review and restructuring of social care reveal?

Kelly Andrews, Social Care Lead, GMB

12.30 – 13:00 Improving and Supporting People Affected by Dementia 

  • What are the latest trends in the design and delivery of dementia education and training?
  • Enabling those who support people with dementia to improve their everyday function and achieve a sense of accomplishment
  • What training and education is effective in a care home setting?

Professor Claire Surr, Director of the Centre for Dementia Research, Leeds Beckett University

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch and Exhibition
14:00 – 14:50 Panel Debate: New Approaches to Social Care Funding

  • What is the best use of additional funding for social care?
  • What more needs to be done to support progress towards fully a integrated care system?
  • What strategies can be learnt from overseas regarding achieving alignment between health and social care?
  • What small improvement can be made now to protect people against catastrophic care costs in the future?

Martin Rix, Chief Executive, Belong

Jeremy Richardson, Chief Executive Officer, Runwood Homes (Invited)

Sue Cawthray, Chief Executive Officer, Harrogate Neighbours Housing Association

Stephen Butterworth, Executive Director of Operations, HC One – The Kind Care Company

14:50 – 15:20 A Carer’s Perspective on What is Truly Need to Make Reform Work

  • What impact is the cost of living crisis having on the lives of older people, people with dementia and carers?
  • How were unpaid carers affected in the immediate and long-term by spiralling costs?
  • What is needed to address inequalities in adult social care in the North?

Dame Philippa Russell DBE, Vice President, Carers UK and Member, Minister’s Lived Experience’ Reference Group

15.20 – 15.50 Afternoon Coffee Break and Exhibition
15:50 – 16:15 Understanding Home Care

  • How can the sector ensure quality home care for all groups?
  • How should the homecare workforce training evolve to meet the needs of all communities?
  • What does the care home sector need to do to attract more diverse talent in the future?

Speaker to be confirmed

16:15 – 16:40 Creating a Better Environment for Older People 

  • What should the future of care and care homes be post COVID-19?
  • What are the main challenges in providing new services at home?
  • How will the future of care evolve?

Jackie Marshall-Cyrus, Former Lead – Long Term Care Revolution, Innovate UK

16:40 – 17:00 The Future of Innovation in Care

  • What are the barriers to building better outcomes for older people and what role will innovation play?
  • How will technology drive improvements in safety in the homes of older people?
  • How can simple modifications via innovation save money for the NHS and increase mobility?
  • What needs to be done to allow manufacturers to create products that are flexible and span the generations?

Anne Marie Perry, CEO of AbiCare and CareMatch

17:00 – 17:10 Chair’s Closing Remarks
17:10 – 17:30 Exhibition


*Programme subject to change


CARE PROVIDERS RATE – The Super Early Bird, Early Bird and Standard Rates are for Care Providers inc. care homes, domiciliary providers, social services, healthcare professionals, voluntary, third sector organisations and independent care consultants. 

SUPPLIER & COMMERCIAL COMPANY RATE – The Commercial Rate is for Suppliers to the care sector and non-providers of care

  *If a supplier books at the care providers rate we will issue a top up invoice for the correct amount outstanding, plus an admin fee of £25 + VAT

Super Early Bird Rate

£199 plus VAT


Early Bird Rate

£275 plus VAT

(Unavailable Until 1st September)

Standard Rate

£349 plus VAT

(Unavailable Until 1st October 2022)

Commercial Rate

£399 plus VAT