Please note: due to Covid-19 and in the interests of the safety of our delegates the date of this conference has changed to the 29th January 2021.
Welcome to The National Care Conference
The National Care Conference will explore the national and local picture for the adult social care – including exploring the impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic, and consider what can be done to minimise the long-term ramifications and foster a sustainable sector for the future.
The conference will examine latest insights, challenges and opportunities facing adult social care – looking at the current legislative and regulatory framework, what more can be done to raise the profile of care work and how care providers can attract and keep dedicated carers, and the role of technology in driving efficiency, effectiveness and saving money.
Further sessions will consider how the pandemic has effected the mental health of care workers and staff, providing expert guidance around managing bereavement and grief, recognising and understanding mental health problems, and putting in place effective support structures.
It will also offer delegates the essential opportunity to network with like-minded individuals, sharing knowledge, experiences and challenges, and look at best practice examples of providing outstanding quality care even under unprecedented and enormous pressures.
- Get the latest insights into the impact of Covid-19 on the care sector and explore next steps for reducing the long-term implications and getting the sector back on track for the future
- An essential regulatory and policy update – looking at current and future changes and the most relevant regulatory matters
- Explore what you can do to the tackle the growing recruitment and retention crisis – including raising the profile of care work, finding genuine and dedicated workers, and how referral apps can help you to find high quality staff
- Assess the role of technology in driving an effective, efficient and outstanding care service
- Consider how the pandemic has effected the mental health of care staff, and look at what we can do to better understand, support and protect care workers’ mental wellbeing
- Registration and refreshments
- Chairperson's welcome
The National Picture for Adult Social Care in the UK
- Tim Dallinger
- Where are we now? Covid-19 and the road to recovery
- What lessons have we learnt from the pandemic
- Addressing increasing funding challenges and demands for services
- Networking break and refreshments
A legislative and regulatory round-up
By Senior representative, Lester Aldridge LLP
- The impact of the Coronavirus Act
- Changes to CQC policy and processes
- MCA and LPS – where are we now?
Boosting recruitment and retention in the care workforce
- Andy Tilden Neil Eastwood
- How has the pandemic effected recruitment?
- What more can be done to raise the profile of care work?
- Attracting a new generation of dedicated care staff
- The role of referral apps in finding high quality staff
Supporting your staff’s mental health and wellbeing
- Exploring the long-term impact of the pandemic
- Managing bereavement and grief
- Understanding anxiety, stress and burnout
- Putting in place effective support structures
- Building networks and partnerships with mental health professionals
- Networking and refreshments
Using technology to deliver an efficient, effective and outstanding care service
- What are the key challenges and opportunities?
- 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?
- Close of conference