Funding Social Care Conference: Investing in the future
“Today, our social care system cares for over a million people… but the system is clearly under pressure. And this, in turn, puts pressure on our NHS.” – Chancellor Philip Hammond
The CQC’s 2017 report on the state of social care in England called the adult care system “one of the greatest unresolved public policy issues of our time”. As local councils struggle to fund appropriate care for vulnerable adults, a lack of capacity in the system is have a negative effect on the NHS as delayed transfers lead to bed blocking and cancelled operations.
In January 2017, 75 organisations wrote to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for cross-party talks to find a long term solution to the crisis in social care. The intervention comes after a series of commissions, consultations and white papers have failed to put the care system of a sustainable footing.
Recognising the pressure being placed on social care, the Government has pledged £2 billion of grant funding and announced plans to clarify its policies by publishing a green paper on the future of the system.
Join us for the Funding Social Care Conference where experts from across the sector will articulate today’s biggest challenges and explain how the system can be restructured to become more sustainable.
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Registration, refreshments and exhibition
Opening remarks from chair
University of Salford (Invited)
Future of social care funding
Adam Roberts, Head of Economics, The Health Foundation (Invited)
Panel discussion – How can we use social care funding more efficiently?
Speaker 1 Martin Routledge, Head of Development Community Circles, In Control Partnerships, University of Manchester (Invited)
Maximising limited budgets
Ashley McDougall, Director, Local Service Delivery Value for Money, National Audit Office (Confirmed)
Tony Pounder, Director of Adult Services, ADASS (Confirmed)
Q&A with Ashley McDougall and Tony Pounder
How best to encourage innovation and technological advancements
Charles Lowe, Managing Director, Digital Health and Care Alliance (Confirmed)
Using resources wisely for best effect
Chris Connell, Implementation Consultant, NICE (Invited)
How to overcome the barriers and challenges of maintaining and improving the standard of care at a time of constrained budgets.
Workforce recruitment, training and retention
Sue Stevenson, Team Manager, Social Work Academy, Northamptonshire County Council (Confirmed)
The next steps for creating the structures for the future
Alex Khaldi, Partner, Grant Thornton UK LLP (Confirmed)
Closing remarks from chair
University of Salford (Invited)
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- Essential learning and training for social workers and local authority directors, commissioners and workforce leads
- The perfect location to learn from and network with peers and sector thought leaders
- Offers the most up-to-date best practice with leading speakers in the sector, covering children and families’ services, adults’ services and management issues
- A chance to network and share practice challenges with peers, sector thought leaders and key national bodies
- Examples of innovation in social work and case studies demonstrating how other teams have improved practice
- Gain up-to-date information and guidance on the challenges social work teams are currently facing