Please note the date of this conference has changed to the 29th September 2020
Welcome to The National Care Conference, with The National Care Association and Skills for Care
Bringing together providers and practitioners from across the adult social care sector The National Care Conference will explore latest trends, challenges and opportunities impacting the industry, and discuss the sector’s current and future policy and regulatory outlook.
Taking place in the context of political uncertainty, a growing demand for services, acute staffing challenges and increasing funding pressures – the conference will look at how well equipped the sector is to address these issues, and consider what more can be done to drive future stability and growth.
The conference will provide guidance, best practice and practical strategies to enable providers to identify and overcome barriers to providing outstanding quality care.
It will also offer delegates the essential opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, sharing knowledge, experiences and challenges.
- Looking at the national picture for adult social care: incl. the impact of media and public scrutiny, increasing funding challenges and demands for services, and what integrated care really means for the sector;
- Regulatory and policy outlook: an update on key regulatory changes, current policy priorities and assessing where further support is needed – both in the short and long-term;
- How can the sector find, keep and develop care workers? latest progress for DHSC’s ‘Every Day is Different’ recruitment campaign, what more can be done to raise the profile of care work and attract a new generation of dedicated talent, and innovative solutions such as a referral app.
- Examining key questions around current and future uses of technology: what are the key barriers to implementing digitally-enabled care? How can technology support new models of care and improve efficiency? What are the advantages and disadvantages of using technology in adult social care? How are new generations’ expectations evolving around the use of, and access to, technology?
Expert-led breakout sessions:
- CQC Inspections
- Finance, Business and Growth
- Marketing and Attracting New Clients
- Supporting Good Health and Wellbeing in Care
- Liberty Protection Safeguards: impact for care homes
- Meeting the needs of people with Dementia
- Registration and refreshments
- Chairperson's welcome
The National Picture for Adult Social Care in the UK
- Tim Dallinger
- Exploring the impact of media and public scrutiny
- Assessing increasing funding challenges and demands for services
- What does integrated care really means for the sector?
Latest legal and regulatory round-up
- Key regulatory changes
- Current policy priorities
- Where is further support needed – both in the short and long-term?
- Break and networking
Boosting recruitment and retention in the care workforce
- Andy Tilden Neil Eastwood
- Latest progress on DHSC’s ‘Every Day is Different’ recruitment campaign
- What more can be done to raise the profile of care work?
- Attracting a new generation of dedicated talent
- Innovative solutions such as referral apps
Technology and adult social care: challenges, opportunities and future impact
- Examining key advantages and disadvantages of using technology in adult social care
- What are the key barriers to implementing digitally-enable care?
- How can technology support new models of care and improve efficiency
- How are new generations’ expectations evolving around the use of, and access to, technology?
- Lunch and networking
Breakout Sessions Led by Experts:
Finance, Business and Growth
Marketing and Attracting New Clients
Supporting Good Health and Wellbeing in Care
Liberty Protection Safeguards: impact for care homes
Meeting the needs of people with Dementia
- Break and Networking
Nadra Ahmed OBE, Chairperson, National Care Association
Questions and comments from the floor
- Close of conference