The Programme for Future of Care London Is Coming Soon




08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Exhibition
09:00 – 09:10 Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair 

Vic Rayner, Chair, National Care Forum

09:10 – 09:40 The Future of Quality Services for Older People

  • 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-Centred Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement

09:40 – 10:05 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 health inequalities in dementia care in the UK?

Dr Clarissa Giebel PhD, Senior Research Fellow, Primary Care & Mental Health, University of Liverpool

10:05 – 10:30 The Health and Care Bill and the Future of Social Care Services 

  • Will the Bill finally ensure an integrated delivery of social care services?
  • How a cultural reorganisation of the sector can lead to financial sustainability
  • Placing social care at the forefront of future policy planning
  • Why the Government must now set out how it intends to ensure the funding, PPE, testing and clinical support is ready and available to continue to sustain the sector as it continues to care and support people.

Mike Padgham, Chair, Independent Care Group

10:30 – 11:00 Morning Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:00 – 11:25 Alzheimer’s in Northern England – Understanding the Current Trends and Future Challenges

  • Are programmes designed to deliver sustained improvements in dementia care working?
  • What next for risk reduction, health and care dementia friendly communities and research?
  • What else needs to be done to improve the quality of care in all settings?

Adele Leighton, Head of Dementia Voice Alzheimer’s Society

11:25 – 12:00 Panel Session: Bringing Evidence from the Front Line of Adult Social Care

  • What is being done to help care workers financial during the pandemic?
  • How can the profile of and skills of careworkers be recognized?
  • Sustaining services based on the best evidence of what works, is genuinely important to practice and that makes a real difference in people’s lives
  • Learning from the frontline to implement evidence in the realities of practice

Ripaljeet Kaur, Coordinator, BME Dementia Service, Touchstone
Angela Catley, Director of Development, Community Catalysts
Dr Mark Ward, Chief Executive Officer at Borough Care Limited
Kelly Andrews, National Care Lead, GMB
Barry Sweetbaum, Chairman, Sweet Tree Care Homes
Dr Badar Usmani, Managing Director – Harrogate, Caremark
Marie Lovell, Project Manager, Skills for Care

12:00 – 12:25 Accommodating an Ageing Population in a Post Pandemic World

  • What are the barriers to building homes with older people in mind?
  • 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?

Dr Helen Meese, CEO, The Care Machine 

12:25 – 12:50


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

12:50 – 13:45 Networking Lunch and Exhibition
13:45 – 14:10 The Better Care Fund: Care home support plans and sharing positive practice

  •  The Better Care Fund: an outline and care home support plans
  • Support for Care Homes: headline concerns
  • Emerging practice & Enabling and sharing positive practice and evidence
  • The future direction of the Better Care Fund

Rosie Seymour, Programme Director, Better Care Fund

14:10 – 14:30 Transforming Recruitment and Retention in Adult Care 

  • 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

14:30 – 15:15 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?

Neil Russell, Head, PJ Care
Jonathan Freeman MBE, CEO, CareTech Foundation & Vice-Chair, Championing Social Care,
Adam Knights, Managing Director, Knights Care

15.15 – 15.45 Afternoon Coffee Break and Exhibition
15:45 – 16:15   Building a Better Environment for the Care Sector for All Workers

  • What can be done to increase engagement and dialogue with all members of the care sector workforce to better understand the impact of COVID-19 on frontline workers?
  • How should the Government address the instability and discrimination in the workforce
  • What would be the impact of increased psychological support provided in a culturally appropriate manner?
  • Ensuring support is given to all workers in social care to stay safe, develop, progress, and be recognized for the work they do.
  • What lessons can be learned about the experiences of adult care workers from a diverse background during the pandemic?
  • Responding to inequalities and discrimination in the sector
  • How can the sector increase development and training opportunities for diverse staff to progress to senior positions?

Lauren Di Pietro, Architect

16:15 – 16:45   Improving Elderly Care Through 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

16:45 – 16:50 Chair’s Closing Remarks


*Programme subject to change


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