Programme – Future of Care London 2022

Time Programme
08:45 – 09:00 Registration & Exhibition
09:00 – 09:05 Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair Vic Rayner OBE, CEO, National Care Forum
09:05 – 09:25 Towards a Sustainable Adult Social Care and Support System

  • Will new tax rises meet the health and care needs of the country’s ageing population?
  • What impact will the rise in demand for health and social care spending have on the system?
  • How much should any government be spending on public health and social care?
  • Why the need for cross-party agreement on the scope of services the state should provide is critical?

Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist, Institute for Government

09:25 – 09:40 Building a World Leading Adult Social Care System

Gillian Keegan MP, The Minister of State for Care and Mental Health

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?

Rob Assall, Deputy Chief Inspector, Care Quality Commission

10:10 – 10:40 Commissioning for Outcomes – Building an Effective Integrated Health 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

Chaired by Sophie Chester Glyn, Director, Coproduce Care CIC

11:55 – 12.25 Transforming Recruitment and Retention in Adult Care

  • 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?

Dr Jane Townson, Chief Executive, Homecare Association

Adam Knights, Managing Director, Knights Care

Kelly Andrews, Regional Officer and National Social Care Lead, GMB

Barry Sweetbaum, Managing Director, SweetTree Home Care Services

Gavin O’Hare-Connolly, Chief Operating Officer, Runwood Homes Senior Living

Richard Hawes, Chief Executive, Elizabeth Finn Homes Limited

Chaired by Nadra Ahmed, Executive Chairman, National Care Association

14:45 – 15:10 Dementia in 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?

Gavin Terry, Head of Policy, Alzheimer’s Society

15:10 – 15:40 Afternoon Coffee Break and Exhibition
15:40 – 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

16:10 – 16:40 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

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


*Programme subject to change


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

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Super Early Bird Rate

£199 plus VAT


Early Bird Rate

£275 plus VAT

Available Until the 28th February 2022

Standard Rate

£349 plus VAT

(Unavailable Until 1st March 2022)

Commercial Rate

£399 plus VAT