08:30 – 09:00 Registration & Exhibition
09:00 – 09:20 Welcome & Opening Remarks from the Chair
09:20 – 09:45 Collaboration as the Key to Transformational Care Services

  • Why cross-party talks can deliver a more sustainable social care system, backed up by a long-term financial settlement.
  • What must be done in the short term to fix the care system?
  • What key reforms will deliver a solution for social care that lasts a generation and more?

Niall Dickson, Chief Executive, NHS Confederation

09:45 – 10:10 Quality Adult Social Care Services – Meeting the Needs of  the Population

• How can the sector ensure people are receiving care that is consistently safe, compassionate, effective and high quality?

Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector – Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission

10:10 – 10:40 The Way Forward for Social Care

  • Building an integrated person-centered, co-ordinated care system.
  • Embracing technology to ensure an individual-centered approach. 
  • Investing in building a stable workforce that is sustainable for the sector.

Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England

10:40 – 11:10 Morning Refreshment Break and Exhibition
11:10 – 11:45 Panel Debate: Achieving Collaborative, Reliable and Person-Centered Systems of Social Care

  • Why sector partners such as local government, the NHS and the provider sector must work together to ensure better social care provision for future generations?
  • How should the commissioning and management of care services for older people by local government evolve to build a system fit for the future?

Rosie Seymour, Programme Director, Better Care Fund

Deborah Alsina MBE, Chief Executive, Independent Age

Charles Tallack, Assistant Director – Health & Social Care Sustainability Research Centre, Health Foundation

More speakers to be confirmed shortly

11:45 – 12:10 Stepping Up National Action on Dementia

  • Dementia as the vanguard of social care reform
  • Ensuring the funding issue is not the overriding concern at the expense of care quality
  • The role of charities in positively impacting the broader social care agenda

Jeremy Hughes, Chief Executive Officer, Alzheimer’s Society

12:10 – 12:35 Fixing the Social Adult Care Funding Challenge

  • How are Government promises to fix social care and the lives of older people shaping up?
  • Are we nearer to a clear agreement over where personal responsibility for social care ends and public contribution begins?
  • What needs to be done to enable answers for tackling the long-term funding challenge facing adult social care?
  • How can funding be provided consistently over time?

Dr. Eileen Burns, Past President, British Geriatrics Society

12:35 – 13:00


Adopting a Risk Based Approach to Care Management

  • Balancing the requirement between high quality care and greater efficiency.
  • Understanding the political and economic drivers for change that impact the sector.
  • Better records management to evidence compliance.
  • Embracing regulation as a positive business process.

Taffy Gatawa, Chief Information and Compliance Officer, everyLIFE Technoogies

13:00 – 14:00 Networking Lunch and Exhibition
14:00 – 14:25 Future Funding Options for Adult Social Care

  • With a £3.6 billion funding gap by 2025 what should be done to ensure councils have certainty for both the immediate and long-term?
  • What are the long-term sustainable funding solutions for adult social care?
  • Why councils cannot reply on one-off funding injections?

Sally Burlington, Head of Policy, Local Government Association

14:25 – 14:50 Diversity and Inclusion in the Care Sector – Meeting the Needs of All

  • How can the sector ensure equality, diversity and human rights are evident for all groups?
  • How should workforce training evolve to meet the needs of all communities?
  • What dies the care home sector need to do to attract more diverse talent in the future?

Dr. Sharif Haider, Lecturer in Social Work, Open University

14:50 – 15:25 Panel Debate: Keeping the Carers We Have and Attracting New Ones

  • How will the sector attract and retain workers to the industry post-Brexit?
  • Is the sector any closer to attracting and retaining a person-centered workforce through pay, working conditions and access to professional development?
  • What more needs to be done to professionalise the sector?
  • Skills development and assurance – what more needs to be done to invest in education and training?
  • How can the way the sector operates change to make it work for its army of carers?

Speakers to be confirmed.

15:25 – 15:55 Afternoon Refreshment Break and Exhibition
15:55 – 16:20



Debate: Innovation in Health and Social Care Settings

  • What about the human aspect – can robots really improve better outcomes for older people?
  • What are the barriers to utilising robots to the care sector? What do older people really need?
  • What are the prospects that robots will drive improvements in patient safety?
  • How can the sector embed a culture of innovation?
  • What needs to be done to address poor standards in the sector?

Speakers to be confirmed

16:20 – 16:50 Fireside Chat – The Future of Care Delivery

  • What lessons can be learned from overseas regarding funding of care?
  • How can failing homes be turned around?
  • Developing sustainable care models for the future.

Mike Parish, Chair, Care UK

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



*Programme subject to change


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