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See below for the Future of Care Leaders Conference 2023 programme for inspiration, the 2024 programme will be released shortly.

Time Programme
08:30 – 09:30 Registration, Networking & Exhibition
09:30 – 09:35 Welcome and Opening Remarks from the Chair

Sameena Ali-Khan

09:35 – 10:05 Unblocking the Gridlock in the Adult Social Care System

  • What needs to be done to ensure people receive the care they need and that the system operates effectively?
  • The need to reverse underinvestment and lack of sustained recognition and reward for the social care workforce.
  • Data sharing as the key to tackling regional inequality to access to care
  • How local innovation help unblock the gridlock?

Alison Murray, Deputy Director of Adult Social Care, CQC

10:05 – 10:35 Improving Social Care Through a Strengths-Based Approach 

  • Creating a strengths-based care and support system to improve the outcomes of those in adult social care
  • Why adult social care, primary care, community and government need joined-up planning, knowledge and delivery
  • Why care services for older people, by all stakeholders, need to evolve to build a system that flows around the person
  •  How can this conference act to ensure a community-based approach enables improved outcomes for people in a cost-of-living crisis?

Ellie Haworth, Head of Partnerships and Practice Improvement, Social Care Institute for Excellence

10:35 – 11.05 Morning Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:05 – 11:55 Panel Session: People at the Heart of Care – Experts by Experience Panel

  • What strategies can be put in place to recognise the skills of care workers and unpaid family members?
  • Listening to the voices of people who draw on care to provide a service that works.
  • What is it that makes a real difference in people’s lives regarding care?
  • How to see families and people who are receiving support as part of the staff team?
  • Learning from the experts by experience about the realities of the sector today.

Karen Young, Carer of husband with Lewy Body Dementia

Dr Catherine Quinn, Associate Professor, Centre for Applied Dementia Studies

Jill Quinn MBE, CEO, Dementia Forward

Dan Archer, CEO, Visiting Angels UK

Moderated by Mike Padgham, Chair, Independent Care Group (ICG)

11:55 – 12:25 Finding the Next Generation of Leaders in Care

  • How can the sector as a whole can help to nurture and develop talent for a long-term sustainable future?
  • Insight into the qualities that make a leader in care
  • Examples of career journeys that brought out the best of people
  • Ideas to attract and nurture leaders of the future

Big Ian Donaghy, Dementia Campaigner

12:25 – 13:25 Networking Lunch and Exhibition
13:25 – 13:55 Social Network Cities, Inclusive Living for People with Dementia

  • Why is there a need for different living environments to choose from?
  • Lessons learned from the Dementia Village
  • In the future what can quality of life and social inclusion look like?

Frank van Dillen, Partner, DVA Dementia Village® Associates

13:55 – 14:45 Panel Session: Innovation and Sustainability in Social Care

  • What is the evidence to support innovation leads to better outcomes in quality and user experience in social care?
  • What are the barriers preventing progress towards embracing innovation?
  • What strategies can be learnt from overseas regarding innovation in social care?
  • What small improvement can be made now to protect people against catastrophic care costs in the future?

Amrit Dhaliwal, CEO, Walfinch

Professor Yvonne Birks, Associate Dean (Research) Faculty of Social Sciences. Associate Director NIHR School for Social Care Research

Lauren Di Pietro, Architect, GSS Architecture

Frank van Dillen, Partner, DVA Dementia Village® Associates

Chaired by Lindsay Rees, Head of Social Care Content, QCS

14:45 – 15:15 Afternoon Coffee Break and Exhibition
15:10 – 15:45 ‘Fighting for Life’

A play by Brian Daniels, using one family’s real experiences to explore the challenges and care needs of older people

Followed by…

15:45 – 15:55 Questions and Answer on Improving Care

  • What does the play tell us about the latest trends in the design and delivery of social care?
  • A call to action – what can we promise to do to enable those to support people who draw on social care?

Dr Helen Findlay

15:55 – 16:00 Closing Remarks from the Chair
16:00 – 17:00 Networking, Exhibition & Drinks Reception

*Programme subject to change

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