In April 2023, the Department of Health and Social Care published their policy paper ‘Next Steps to put People at the Heart of Care’ which details plans to reform adult social care throughout the country. The paper includes measures to support care workers in their career and drive improvements in adult social care provision. In order to support residents and employees of care homes, robust partnerships across NHS trusts and social care providers must be formed so that practitioners can support residents of care homes more effectively. Through sharing and engaging with best practice across the sector, practitioners can work to effectively support elderly residents and their families.

  • In 2022 there were nearly half a million people living in care homes in the UK
  • About 70% of all care home residents have dementia or severe memory problems
  • The UK care home work-force totals over 750,000 people

Carehome.co.uk, 2022

Join us at The Care Homes Conference 2024: Providing Person-Centred Care for Older People to hear the latest policies and initiatives from experts across the adult social care sector in supporting elderly residents in care homes. You will hear best practice case studies covering a range of key topics, including preventing falls, supporting residents with dementia and offering palliative care. You will also have the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the sector to share common challenges in driving improvements in the experience of residents.

Why Attend:
✓ Hear the latest national updates and guidance for care homes
✓ Best practice strategies for providing effective wrap-around support to residents of care homes
✓ Hear exemplary case studies from a range of care homes
✓ Network with speakers and senior colleagues from across the sector
✓ CPD (gain 8 hours of CPD points towards your yearly quota)


This year’s conference package includes 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource of case study focused videos, articles, lived experiences and more (RRP £199). Gain unlimited access to our online platform when you purchase your conference ticket.

Key benefits include:

 ✓100s of Exclusive Case Studies – fingertip access to videos and articles covering all key sectors including Police & Criminal Justice, and ALL CPD certified

 ✓Key Sessions from All Our Conferences – gain valuable insights from our past, present, and future events (160+ pa)

 ✓Articles and Interviews – learn from our network of expert speakers and contributors explore further the key discussions from the conferences

 ✓Additional CPD Hours – automatically earn more for everything you watch, read, and hear

 ✓Your Own CPD Dashboard – charts your progress, allows you to add notes, download your activities, and save/print an official CPD certificate

 ✓Personalised Homepage – only see the relevant content you need to save time

 ✓30+ New Uploads Each Month – we’re adding new content every week to ensure you stay engaged and informed all year round.

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285

  • Online Registration 

  • Chair’s Opening Remarks 

    Professor Jon Glasby, Professor of Health and Social Care, University of Birmingham, and Director, IMPACT (invited)

  • Keynote: The Latest Government Updates and Guidance: Outlining Care Home Funding and Adult Social Care Reform

    • People at the Heart of Social Care: detailing plans to reform adult social care and support the workforce
    • Older People’s Housing Taskforce: recommendations for investments in retirement housing
    • Sharing resources from the Better Care Fund framework to identify funding available for social care provision in care homes
    • Outlining plans to digitally transform social care to reduce avoidable hospital admissions and promote independent living
    • Updates on training developments for care workers and frontline practitioners working to support the elderly

    Senior Representative, Department for Health and Social Care (DHSC) (invited)

  • Keynote: Advice on Meeting the National Standards for Quality and Safety in Care Homes

    • Outlining the updated framework for assessing the standards of care homes: key considerations and takeaways
    • Identifying the primary trends from the latest State of Care report and sharing recommendations for improvements
    • Supporting care homes to meet the key standards to enable residents to be as safe and healthy as possible
    • Sharing examples of care homes rated as ‘outstanding’ and strategies for achieving best practice in care provision

    James Bullion, Interim Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care and Integrated Care, Care Quality Commission (invited)

  • Key Supporter Session

  • Questions & Answers Session

  • Comfort Break 

  • Case Study: Fostering Local Collaboration to Support People Living in Care Homes and Reduce Hospital Admissions

    • Delivering a joined-up approach to care: tips for forming local partnerships between care homes, local councils and NHS trusts
    • Developing communication strategies and effective pathways between local stakeholders to tackle high levels of hospital admissions
    • Creating a quality monitoring team to ensure care homes are identifying and addressing issues effectively
    • Collating feedback from residents and their relatives to monitor the quality of adult social care services

    Robert Persey, Executive Director for Health and Adult Social Care, Brighton and Hove City Council (invited) 

  • Case Study: Best Practice Measures to Support Care Home Residents with Dementia

    • Training staff to identify early signs of dementia and promote independence amongst residents
    • Overcoming common barriers to co-production in care home settings to maximise accessibility for residents with dementia
    • Centring dementia services: putting dementia care at the forefront when planning and developing care home processes and facilities
    • Using digital innovation in care homes to enhance the quality of care for patients with dementia
    • Promoting community connectedness: reducing isolation for local people living with dementia

    Daniel Brooks, Manager, Cullingtree Meadows Supported Housing (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Providing Sensitive and Compassionate End of Life Care for Residents in Care Homes

    • Delivering compassionate, patient-centred care: working with the patient and their family to create a tailored end of life plan
    • Strategies to share data and information between healthcare providers and care homes to ensure clear and consistent communication regarding patients’ needs
    • Working in partnership with counselling services to offer mental health support for patients and bereaved family members
    • Supporting the mental health and wellbeing of staff members providing palliative care to aid retention

    Claire Elizabeth Martin, Registered Manager, Hartismere Place Care Home (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Lunch Break 

  • Keynote: Supporting the Care Home Workforce: Improving Staff Recruitment and Retention

    • Employing a place-based recruitment strategy to attract local, high-quality and passionate staff into adult social care: key tips and insights
    • Developing an effective retention strategy that tailors retention methods for individual employees
    • Tools for creating a supportive and inclusive work-place culture to drive employee retention
    • Implementing and communicating clear progression opportunities and investing in staff training to ensure continued staff development

    Hazel Summers, Joint Director of Social Care Improvement, Local Government Association (CONFIRMED)

  • Case Study: Tackling Loneliness: Supporting the Mental Health and Wellbeing of Care Home Residents

    • Driving community connectedness: practical measures for facilitating social interaction amongst elderly residents
    • Adopting a person-centred approach to tackling isolation and sharing techniques for encouraging independence in care homes
    • Offering mental health support to residents to tackle social anxiety and feelings of isolation
    • Developing digital independence: ensuring improved access to support networks through digital technology

    Rebekah Cresswell, Chief Executive Officer, Priory (invited)

  • Key Supporter Session

  • Questions and Answers

  • Breakout Networking: Driving Improvements in the Experience of Care Home Residents

    This session is an opportunity for you to discuss initiatives and strategies to improve support services and provision for residents in care homes. It will also allow you to hear from senior colleagues, sharing common obstacles and solutions.

  • Comfort Break

  • Keynote: Safeguarding Residents: Robust Procedures and Protocols to Protect Care Home Residents

    • Developing and implementing a holistic strategy for supporting the safety and wellbeing of elderly residents moving into a care home
    • Providing a multi-agency point of contact for local organisations and residents to report concerns or a vulnerable person at risk
    • Guidance on providing high quality care for patients with mental health disorders and protecting their safety
    • Preventing and tackling abuse in care homes: practicing safer recruitment and raising awareness of likely harm

    Carrie Bower, Safeguarding Manager & Domestic Abuse Lead, Age UK (invited)

  • Case Study: Driving Improvements in Injury Prevention Through Implementing Fall Management Strategies

    • Developing an innovative and outcome-focused fall management system within care homes to protect the safety of residents
    • Sharing successful strategies and initiatives to stimulate integrated working for preventing falls among elderly residents
    • Taking a multi-disciplinary approach to preventing harm to residents: engaging with local service providers to identify solutions
    • Collecting and sharing data on resident injuries to identify common themes and prevent additional hospital admissions

    Oona Goldsworthy, Chief Executive, Brunelcare (invited)

  • Questions and Answers

  • Chair’s Closing Remarks

Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work to support residents in care homes.

*This Conference is open to Public, Private and Third Sectors

For more information or to make a booking please call 0330 058 4285


We are now taking bookings for our wide range of sponsorship and exhibition packages; we also offer bespoke packages tailored for your organisation.

Why Sponsor and Exhibit at this event:

✓ Network with key decision makers from across the NHS
✓ Meet your target audience in the sector
✓ Listen and Learn from leading industry experts from across the sector
✓ Opportunity to demonstrate your products or services
✓ Speak alongside industry leading experts
✓ Work with your dedicated account manager to generate the maximum amount of leads

Exhibition and Sponsorship Packages:

Strategic Headline Sponsor:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Pre show marketing email to all registered delegates
  • Post show inclusion on presentation email
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or A4 Chair Drop
  • 5 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Speaker Pass

Key Supporter Package:

  • 20-minute speaking slot followed by Q&A
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • A4 Insert or Chair Drop
  • 1 Speaker Pass
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes

Exhibition Stand:

  • 3x2m Exhibition Space (In the Refreshments and Catering room)
  • Power, Wifi, Table and 2 Chairs (If required)
  • Branding on Website and Event Guide (Logo and 100 Word Profile)
  • 2 Delegate Conference Passes
  • 1 Stand Manager Pass

Insert or Chair Drop:

  • 1 Delegate Conference Pass
  • A4 insert into delegate pack or A4 Chair Drop

For more information or to discuss the available option please call 0203 961 5002 or email Sponsorship@GovernmentEvents.co.uk 

  • Public Sector Rate incl. GE Insights: £449.00+VAT
  • Voluntary Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £379.00+VAT
  • Private Sector Rate incl. GE Insights:: £649.00+VAT

Your delegate place at this leading conference gives you access to all of the following including 12-months FREE access to GE Insights, our cross-sector learning resource, and the easiest way for you to prepare for the conference and then stay engaged all year with the ongoing discussions and best practice:

✓ High Level Keynotes

✓ Case Studies Showcasing Best Practice

✓ Panel Discussions

✓ Live Chat and Networking Opportunities

✓ Q&A

✓ 8 Hours of CPD

✓ Speaker Presentations and Videos OnDemand

✓ 12-Months FREE access to GE Insights (RRP £199)

 – 100s of exclusive case study focused videos and articles

 –  CPD Dashboard

 –  Personalised Homepage

 – 30+ new uploads each month