Welcome to The National Care Conference
The National Care Conference will explore the current and future outlook 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 the regulatory landscape, looking at changes to CQC policy and processes, how inspections might be different in the future, and the latest on the incoming LPS.
It will also look at what more can be done to raise the profile of care work, including how care providers can attract and keep dedicated carers, and assess 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, and will provide expert guidance on how best to support your staff, as well as look after your own mental health.
The conference will be delivered online via a conference platform. Delegates will be able to take part in the discussion and interact with their peers.
Delegates will also be provided with the day’s presentations and recording after the event, therefore if you can’t attend the whole day, you can catch up afterwards!
- 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 – including looking at changes to CQC policy and processes, how inspections have changed, and the latest on the incoming LPS
- 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
- Chairperson's welcome
The National Picture for Adult Social Care in the UK
Tim DallingerDirector of Social Care Consultants Ltd
- 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
Assessing the legal and regulatory landscape and its impact on providers
Alison WoodSolicitor at Lester Aldridge
By Senior representative, Lester Aldridge LLP
- The impact of the Coronavirus Act
- Changes to CQC policy and processes
- How have inspections changed?
- MCA and LPS – where are we now?
- An update on inquests
Boosting recruitment and retention in the care workforce
Neil EastwoodFounder and CEO
Oonagh SmythCEO of Skills for Care
- 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
Tom OxleyWorkplace Director, Bamboo Mental Health
- 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
Using technology to deliver an efficient, effective and outstanding care service
Dr Malte GerholdChief Integrated Care Officer at Birdie Care, and previous Executive Director of Strategy & Intelligence at CQC
- 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