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Time Programme
08:30 – 09:15 Registration, Networking & Exhibition
09:15 – 09:20 Opening Remarks from the Chair

Sameena Ali-Khan, ITV News Presenter

Followed by a Welcome from the Headline Sponsor

Richard Wylder, Director, Equity Release and Mortgage Partnership Ltd

09:20 – 09:40 A Sustainable and Innovative Plan for Social Care 

Understanding the priorities for the Adult Social Care

Andrew Gwynne MP, Shadow Minister of State for Care

09:40 – 10:00 Innovation as the Key to Better Outcomes for All

How local innovation can ensure social care services provide people with safe, effective, compassionate, high-quality care.

James Bullion, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care and Integrated Care, Care Quality Commission

10:00 – 10:50 The Adaptive Mindset – The Five Pillars to Overcome Adversity

In a rapidly changing world, the ability to adapt and evolve has never become more important. Darren’s lived experience makes him uniquely placed to impart his lessons and reflections on how we can all learn to adapt and evolve. In this session Darren will discuss overcoming adversity, adapting to Change and Building a robust mindset.

Darren Edwards, Record-breaking Disabled Adventurer, Inspirational Speaker and Author

10:50 – 11:20 Morning Coffee Break and Exhibition
11:20 – 12:10 Panel Session: Championing Change in Care for the Long Term 

  • What the sector must do now to deliver high‐quality, affordable long‐term care for the emerging population of older people?
  • What are the practically solutions and multi‐factor interventions that will ensure future sustainability and growth increase the effectiveness of professional practice, quality of care and resident outcomes?
  • Fostering collaboration amongst leaders from across all areas of the health care and system to drive innovation in the sector
  • Transforming ways the resources are utilized to deliver effective care through engagement with those who draw on services.

Lucy Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, Right at Home UK

Jacqui Ritchie, Chief Operating Officer, Four Seasons Health Care Group

Jasmeet Rai, Associate Director, RCH Care Homes

John Rennison, Owner and CEO, 1st Homecare

George Appleton, Head of Policy, Care England

Chaired by Dr Jane Townson, CEO, Homecare Association

12:10 – 12:35 A Vision for Social Care – New Ideas that Will Shape the Future of the Sector 

With social care under so much pressure, how can we get evidence of what works used in practice to make a difference to services and to people’s lives? How do we use scarce resources to best effect? What solutions would best help people live the kinds of lives they want to lead? How can we work together to bring about a different and a better future?

Jon Glasby, Director, IMPACT (Improving Adult Care Together) and Professor of Health and Social Care/NIHR School for Social Care Research Senior Fellow, Department of Social Work and Social Care, University of Birmingham

12:35 – 13:35 Networking Lunch and Exhibition
13:35 – 14:05 Learning from Other Sectors in Finding the Right Talent – Lessons from a Lidl HR Professional

What lessons can be learnt from other sectors in utilising for innovation from a recruitment perspective? In this practical session Tobi and his special guest from outside the sector will provide tips and techniques in how to get the best people for the right roles.

Georgina Jacobs, Talent Manager, Lidl

Tobi Alli-Usman,  Founder, Prosperwell

14:05 – 14:40 The Application of AI in Adult Social Care to Provide Better Outcomes for Older People

  • Why should care providers be concerned with AI in light of all other challenges?
  • What impact will AI have on automated systems that can cut bureaucracy, free up staff time and cut costs?
  • What are the considerations and risks with using AI in adult social care setting?

Dr Chris Papadopoulos, Principal Lecturer in Public Health, University of Bedfordshire

14:40 – 15:05 Afternoon Coffee Break and Exhibition
15:05 – 16:00 Panel: From Opportunity to Transformation: Examples of Innovation in the Adult Care Sector

The panel of experts will provide insight and expertise into the latest solutions that will shape the future of the sector. New ideas and actions points will be offered for you to take back to your setting.

  • Ensuring industry led-innovation across systems, processes and services are effective and person-centric to society’s most vulnerable adults?
  • How can digital technology support a vibrant ecosystem that ensure adult social care is prepared for the future?
  • Can digital solutions support adult social care by cutting costs and enhancing delivery?
  • Understanding what makes a real difference in people’s lives
  • Learning from the frontline to implement evidence in the realities of practice

Bruce Moore, Chief Executive, Housing21

Debbie Harris, Founder, Autumna

Liz Ashall-Payne, Founding CEO, Orcha

Avnish Goyal CBE, Chief Executive Officer, Hallmark Care Homes

Lee Stribling, Operations Manager, The Care Workers’ Charity

Dr Juliette Malley, Associate Professorial Research Fellow, Care Policy and Evaluation Centre (CPEC), LSE

Georgina Maratheftis, Associate Director for Local Public Services, techUK

Richard Wylder, Director, Equity Release and Mortgage Partnership Ltd

16:00 – 16:05 Closing Remarks from the Chair

Sameena Ali-Khan, News Presenter

Followed by 

Richard Wylder, Director, Equity Release and Mortgage Partnership Ltd

16:05 – 17:00 Networking, Exhibition & Drinks Reception

*Programme subject to change

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