Speakers

Vic Rayner OBE to Chair Future of Care Conference 2021

Vic Rayner OBE is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Care Forum, joining the organisation in 2016.
As CEO she is the chair of the government Strategic Advisory Forum on the social care workforce, co-chair of the National Social Care Advisory Group on social care and technology and sits on a range of government and national specialist groups with a focus on the social care workforce, digital transformation, new models of care and regulation.

Vic is a regular national and international speaker, and has extensive knowledge and expertise across a wide range of care, support, housing and social policy agendas. Prior to joining the NCF, she was the CEO of Sitra, a leading national membership body championing excellence in housing, health, care and support. Vic is a trustee of Hestia, a leading London charity providing care and support as well as The Care Workers Charity. Vic was previously the independent Chair of the Brighton and Hove Fairness Commission, tackling inequalities and promoting social justice within the locality.

Vic has an MBA (Distinction), MA and BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021.

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    Adam Knights

    Managing Director, Knights Care

    Adam is the Managing Director of Knights Care. Adam is an owner-operator with hands on experience in the care sector since 2001. Knights Care currently operates homes in the North East, East & West Midlands and Humber Regions, specializing in Nursing and Specialist Dementia care. Adam graduated from Brunel University with a degree in Business Studies and has always had a passion for the care sector since he started in the family business at 8 years old. This passion for supporting vulnerable adults has continued throughout his whole career and whilst always maintaining the highest standards. Adam believes the key to his successful care homes is in making sure his residents live a life they choose and not one that is forced upon them. Whilst continuing to support and develop his staff who are integral to his company.

    Barry Sweetbaum

    Chairman, Sweet Tree Care Homes

    Barry is the founder of SweetTree and is responsible for the company’s business development and corporate affairs. Barry has a wealth of experience both in the UK and in the USA. It was Barry’s founding vision to provide the highest quality care and support possible to people in their homes. When Barry is not at SweetTree he enjoys being at home with his three children, cycling and working on SweetTree Fields in Mill Hill.

    Dr. Adrian Hayter

    National Clinical Director for Older People and Integrated Person-Centred Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement

    Adrian read a Pharmacology degree at Kings College London before starting Medicine at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel. He has always had an interest in the inequality of care for Older People writing a Student Prize winning essay for the British Geriatrics Society in 1991 (the Amulree prize). He stayed on at the Royal London Hospital for his first House job in Respiratory, Oncology and Haematology Medicine before he decided to pursue a career in General Practice and continue to work clinical sessions to this day. He visits a care home on one or two sessions a week. He is passionate about the role of GPs not only in the delivery of healthcare but also in leading Health systems by working to improve the health of populations whilst living within the allocated health resources. He became a board member of the Windsor and Ascot Primary Care Group in 1999 and took on a lead role for Older People’s Services, developing local falls services and working with the local authority on an Older People’s Partnership Board. He continued to support the PCT until about 2005 when he left to take on a role as Medical Director for East Berkshire Out of Hours. He returned to work as a locality lead in Berkshire East PCT in 2012 in preparation for Clinical Commissioning, followed by 5 years as Clinical Chair for Windsor, Ascot and Maidenhead CCG. In 2015 he supported the NHS Confederation’s commission on examining care gaps in urgent care for Older people which led to the publication of ‘Growing Old Together’ in 2016. In the same year he was also elected to the board of NHSCC as a regional representative. He remains involved in the Frimley Leadership and Improvement Academy as an executive board member and helped deliver the 2020 and Wavelength programmes. He also supports the Frimley ICS as a clinical lead in the Integrated Care Decision work stream, the Frailty advisory Board and the Connected Care Programme. In October 2019 he was appointed National Clinical Director for Older people and Integrated Person-Centered Care, NHS England & NHS Improvement and he supports their clinical team for the Ageing Well programme. Earlier this year he was also appointed NED for Buckinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust.

    Dr Clarissa Giebel

    Senior Research Fellow, Primary Care & Mental Health, University of Liverpool

    Clarissa is a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Liverpool and the NIHR ARC NWC. Her research focuses on enabling people with dementia live well in the community and addressing inequalities in accessing care. She is leading on a number of funded projects exploring inequalities in dementia care both nationally and internationally in countries such as Colombia, India, Australia, and UAE.

    Dr Harro Stokman

    Chief Executive Officer at Kepler

    Harro is the CEO and Founder of Kepler Vision Technologies, a company using human activity recognition software to improve the well-being of humans at night. An expert in computer vision technology, Dr. Stokman founded Kepler Vision in 2018 after recognizing the potential for machine learning driven human activity recognition software for cutting down on the workload of healthcare staff. Now Kepler Vision’s “Night Nurse” program serves as an advanced home automation system that keeps patients safe, and reduces the stress and workload of staff in the elderly care space. Stokman is a serial entrepreneur. In 2014, his previous company Euvision was acquired by Qualcomm. Stokman lives in Amsterdam with his family, and in his spare time can usually be found exercising or indulging his fascination with Japanese hybrid quartz / mechanical watches.

    Dr Helen Meese

    CEO, The Care Machine and Project Lead, Institute of Mechanical Engineers

    Helen is an Electro-Mechanical Power Engineer with over 25 years’ experience in both academia and industry. She is a Chartered Engineer and Trustee of the IMechE. Helen began working for the Institution of Mechanical Engineers in 2013 as Head of Engineering in Society. She became Head of Healthcare Policy in 2015, managing all aspects of health and social care; focusing on innovative technologies and their impact on patient care pathways. Helen has appeared on TV & radio as well as writing numerous reports, policy statements and articles on health-related matters. As Managing Director of The Care Machine, Helen continues to develop thought leadership across the MedTech sector championing the impact of biomedical, pharmaceutical, and mechanical engineering in medicine.

    Jonathan Freeman MBE

    CEO, CareTech Foundation & Vice-Chair, Championing Social Care

    Jonathan is CEO of the CareTech Charitable Foundation, the leading corporate foundation in the social care sector. Jonathan is also Vice-Chair of the cross-sector charitable Championing Social Care initiative. An experienced senior leader in public and charitable sectors committed to social justice, Jonathan is also Managing Director of Earlsbrook Consulting Limited that provides strategic advisory service to charities, businesses and individual philanthropists. Jonathan was previously Managing Director of Mosaic, HRH The Prince of Wales's mentoring charitable initiative, and before that a member of the Senior Civil Service. Jonathan serves as Chair of Trustees of Carers Worldwide and a Governor (trustee) of The Legal Education Foundation. He is a member of the Institute of Health and Social Care Management’s Executive Advisory Board, the Patchwork Foundation’s Strategy Council and Remuneration Committee of St. Anne’s College, Oxford University. Jonathan was recognised with an MBE for charitable services in Her Majesty The Queen’s New Year’s Honours List 2021.

    Kelly Andrews

    National Care Lead, GMB

    Kelly is the GMB National Social care lead and has worked at the GMB as a trade union official for over 18 years. Previously Kelly worked as a Care worker and has had several years’ experience working across the sector. Kelly is experienced with representing workers in both the Public and Private Sectors at national and local level on a range of issues pertaining to government policy, social and political matters. Kelly is a member of the Social Care Fair Work forum in Wales and is chair of the Joint Council of Wales, representing GMB members across local authorities. GMB is campaigning for sectorial bargaining across the care sector and is campaigning a £15 per hour for all social care workers and for minimum sets of terms and conditions for which recognises and rewards the professional skills of care workers. GMB is a general union with over 600,000 members; GMB Public Service sector has membership across all Public Services and is the lead union for the Private Care Sector.

    Lauren Di Pietro

    Architect

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    Dr. Mark Ward

    Chief Executive Officer at Borough Care Limited

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    Mike Padgham

    Chair at Independent Care Group

    With more than 30 years in social care, Mike is a leading and influential figure in the sector and leads the Independent Care Group from the front. Mike is managing director of the growing, family-owned and award-winning Saint Cecilia’s Care Group, which owns three care homes, a nursing home and a day care centre in North Yorkshire. An unflagging champion for social care, Mike is prepared to speak out, when others might shy away, gaining vital coverage, across print, radio and television media, including prime-time news bulletins. Mike is also immediate past Chair of the UKHCA. He led it through a period of change and restructure, strengthening it, growing its membership and raising its profile. It is now the foremost voice for homecare in the UK. He is a former non-executive director of Care England and is on the York Health and Wellbeing Board, the North Yorkshire Safeguarding Adults Board and the North Yorkshire Strategic Partnership. Mike also holds non-executive director posts on a number of different companies. After 30 years in the sector – 40 years if you include his previous role in healthcare, Mike shows no signs of slowing down. In fact, with the need to keep up the pressure for social care, Mike’s voice is as loud as ever, demanding change and a better deal for our oldest and most vulnerable.

    Pip Cannons

    Chief Executive, Community Catalysts

    At Community Catalysts Pip leads a team of passionate, highly skilled professionals to help people and communities across the country to use their talents to start and run small enterprises and community businesses that support and care for other local people. Creating good local jobs and keeping local money local. Helping people live a good life, connected with and contributing to their community. Prior to joining Community Catalysts Pip worked as a Commissioner in Adult Social Care at Somerset County Council where she led the Community Connect transformation programme, working with the community sector to develop the nationally recognised Microenterprise Programme and Village Agent service. She also worked alongside social work teams, contact centre teams, primary care, acute care and community health teams to implement strength-based practice and ensure all parts of the health and care system were connected to a sustainable and thriving community sector. Resulting in improved outcomes for people with care and support needs and improved flow and demand management across statutory services. As an Associate for NDTi, Pip worked with local authorities, NHS trusts and community organisations across the UK to develop their community led support programmes. Pip is passionate about community led and asset-based models of care having seen the difference it makes to people`s lives. She is keen to be part of conversations knitting positive change together for the benefit of all.

    Ripaljeet Kaur

    Coordinator, BME Dementia Service, Touchstone

    Ripaljeet is a Senior BME Dementia Worker at Touchstone, a mental health organisation. Ripaljeet has over 12 years of experience working within the BME communities, with the last seven years specialising in dementia. As part of her role, Ripaljeet delivers awareness talks within community groups, supports people on the diagnosis pathway, provides post-diagnostic support and also facilitates a South Asian Dementia café ‘Hamari Yaadain’ attended by people with dementia and their carers from the South Asian community. Ripaljeet is a member of the Leeds Dementia Partnership meetings, Leeds Dementia Friendly Steering Group and also chairs Touchstone’s BME Dementia Workers Forum which consists of members from local organisations working with people with dementia and their carers from the BME background. Ripaljeet was a member of Alzheimer’s Europe’s expert working group and coproduced the report “The development of intercultural care and support for people with dementia from minority ethnic groups” in 2018. Ripaljeet has presented at various conferences and events. One of the highlights was to present in Zurich, Switzerland, where she shared the work done in Leeds around BME Dementia. Touchstone’s BME Dementia Service has won a National Dementia Friendly Award in the Championing Diversity Award category. Ripaljeet was invited to 10 Downing Street to attend Vaisakhi event, which is a Sikh religious celebration, in recognition of her dementia work within the BME communities.

    Rosie Seymour

    Programme Director, Better Care Fund

    Rosie Seymour joined the Better Care Fund team (BCF team) in December 2015 on secondment from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG). Within the civil service, Rosie worked mainly on social policy and public service transformation, including local government policy and finance, devolution, equality and social exclusion. Rosie was involved in the establishment of the Better Care Fund in 2013, helping shape and develop the programme from the onset. The Better Care Fund is a partnership between MHCLG, Department of Health and Social Care, the Local Government Association and NHS England.

    Suzanne Mumford

    Head of Nursing, Care & Dementia, Care UK

    Suzanne Mumford MSc is an Advanced Nurse Practitioner specialising in dementia care. Her career spans over 40 years working in hospitals, care homes and domiciliary care. Suzanne specialised in neurology and neurosurgery before developing her career as a nurse educator, she is Lead Quality Development Manager for Care UK's dementia and lifestyle services

    Teresa Atkinson

    Research Fellow, National Institute of Health Research

    Teresa is a Senior Research Fellow who has a long career in social research primarily using qualitative methodologies. She began her career working with NHS Mental Health Trusts evaluating training and psychosocial interventions for family carers of people living with dementia. Following this post Teresa moved to the third sector working as Research Officer for a charity providing education, care and psychological therapies for young people living with complex co-morbid neurological impairment including autism, Down’s Syndrome and chromosome disorders. Within this role, Teresa led on projects to design and evaluate living and learning environments to improve teaching, care and to ensure young people have the opportunity to maximise their independence, autonomy and education. She travelled extensively internationally to disseminate research findings and build research capability amongst frontline practitioners. Teresa is passionate about understanding the lived experiences of people affected by cognitive impairment across the life span and understanding the ways in which quality of life can be improved She is skilled in working with people as partners in the research journey and in facilitating feedback from a range of participants including people with communication difficulties.

    Vic Rayner OBE

    Chief Executive at the National Care Forum

    Vic Rayner OBE is Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the National Care Forum, joining the organisation in 2016. As CEO she is the chair of the government Strategic Advisory Forum on the social care workforce, co-chair of the National Social Care Advisory Group on social care and technology and sits on a range of government and national specialist groups with a focus on the social care workforce, digital transformation, new models of care and regulation. Vic is a regular national and international speaker, and has extensive knowledge and expertise across a wide range of care, support, housing and social policy agendas. Prior to joining the NCF, she was the CEO of Sitra, a leading national membership body championing excellence in housing, health, care and support. Vic is a trustee of Hestia, a leading London charity providing care and support as well as The Care Workers Charity. Vic was previously the independent Chair of the Brighton and Hove Fairness Commission, tackling inequalities and promoting social justice within the locality. Vic has an MBA (Distinction), MA and BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics and was awarded an OBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours 2021.

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