The Next Steps in Reforming the Adult Social Care and Support System


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in Adult Social Care.

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

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

CONFIRMED: Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care
Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Anita Charlesworth, Director of Research and Economics, The Health Foundation (invited)


Delivering Value For Money And Improved Services Through Integrated Health And Social Care
  • Ensuring people receive the right care, when and where they need it, in a coordinated way that minimises duplication of effort by professionals who provide care
  • Planning services around the needs of individuals so that they experience a unified service
  • Finding ways to work within the limitations on pooling budgets set by legislation
  • Focusing care on the needs of individuals through integrated personalised commissioning and integrated personal budgets
  • Extending workforce collaboration by developing multi-disciplinary teams that work across organisational boundaries and developing new and extended roles

Aileen Murphie, Director, DCLG and Local Government Value for Money, National Audit Office (CONFIRMED)



Examining The Key Funding Pressures Facing Adult Social Care Services In England And Evidence Of The Impact Of These Pressures On Service Delivery
  • The impact of the combination of a growing and ageing population, increasingly complex care needs, reductions in central government funding to local authorities and increases in care costs
  • Delivering ring-fenced additional short-term funding for adult social care through a Social Care Precept; and improved Better Care Fund and an Adult Social Care Support Grant
  • Addressing the remaining short-term funding pressures remain: filling the £1billion funding gap by 2019/20
  • Putting social funding on a more secure and sustainable long-term basis to address increasing pressures on adult social care
  • Paying providers a fair price for their services to help create a more stable market

Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow, Social Care, The King’s Fund (CONFIRMED)


Keynote Presentation: An Update On Government Reforms Of Social Care For Working Age Adults And Older People
  • Allowing people to choose what services are right for them through combined personal health and social care budgets
  • Developing place-based systems of care and joint working between health and social care through Sustainability and Transformation Plans (STPs)
  • Enabling the sharing of information about a person’s assessments, treatment and care via and electronic database to ensure staff, patients and service users are able to make informed decisions about services
  • Update on the green paper on care and support for older people: how the government proposes to improve care and support and tackle the challenge of and ageing population
  • The parallel programme to look at specific issues for working age adults

Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Building The Future Adult Social Care Workforce: Enabling Effective Working Across The NHS, Adult Social Care And Other Partners
  • Meeting recruitment challenges at all levels, in both regulated and unregulated professions
  • Developing interventions to alleviate the pressures of increasing demand for adult social care
  • Maximising recruitment through training and skills development and recruitment of overseas staff
  • Facilitating strong, compassionate leadership to build high performing teams
  • Addressing key challenges to retention: pay and reward and terms and conditions

Sharon Allen, CEO, Skills for Care (CONFIRMED)


The Important Role Of Social Care Of Keeping People Mentally Well And Supporting Recovery
  • The social model of support alongside the medical model is vital in supporting people’s recovery
  • Appropriate supported housing provided jointly with NHS and housing associations has a huge role to play
  • Acknowledgment that the NHS does not often consider the social aspects of recovery enough – there can be too much focus on beds and targets
  • There are systemic workforce issues in NHS and social care – for example scarcity of Approved Mental Health Professionals is an issue in many areas.
  • Integration of mental health and social care – what does this look like? More than Trusts employing social workers?
  • Severe budget cuts to local authority budgets have impacted on services, increasing the demand on the NHS

Sean Duggan, Chief Executive, Mental Health Network, NHS Confederation (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote Presentation: The CQC’s Role In Regulating Adult Social Care  Services To Make Sure They Meet Fundamental Standards Of Quality And Safety
  • The CQC adult social care model of regulation – who we regulate and how
  • Key findings from the CQCs State of Adult Social Care report 2014 to 2017 report and State of Care Report 2017/18
  • How we support providers to improve and the impact this has on people using services

Rob Assall-Marsden, Head of Inspection, Care Quality Commission (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Developing Successful Funding Models To Deal With Funding Pressures
  • Cutting other council services to keep adult social care afloat
  • Exploring opportunities for service transformation that will deliver cost reductions while maintaining outcomes for vulnerable people
  • Accessing additional funding through the Better Care Fund and the social care council tax precept
  • Taking a longer-term forward view to achieve a shared vision for health and social care to avoid short term sticking-plaster solutions

Councillor Linda Thomas, Deputy Leader, Bolton Council (invited)


Special Keynote Presentation: Setting The Standards For Social Workers To Ensure Proficiency Standards For Adult Social Care Are Met
  • Developing the regulatory framework to operate streamlined, proportionate and efficient systems and processes which adapt to emerging opportunities, challenges and best practice
  • Key changes that will affect adult social care as a result of the consultation
  • Determining the criteria for the approval of education and training courses and qualifications in regulatory rules
  • Using data and evidence gathered through delivering core regulatory functions

Sarah Blackmore, Executive Director of Standards, Social Work England (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Developing Effective Personalised Care And Support To Reduce The Impact And Incidence Of Physical And Mental Ill-Health
  • Moving towards prevention and early intervention go improve care and save costs
  • Making It Real: what service users and carers expect to see and experience if support services are truly personalised
  • Giving more choice and control so that disabled and older people can liver full and independent lives
  • Making It Real markers of progress themes: information and advice; active and supportive communities; flexible and integrated care and support; workforce; risk enablement and personal budgets and self-funding
  • Enabling culture change to embed the practice of working with experts and maximising support from senior staff

Lucy MacDonald, Commissioning Officer,  Solihull County Council (invited)


Case Study: Achieving An Outstanding Rating From A CQC Inspection In A Care Home Setting
  • Ensuring staff develop positive, caring and compassionate relationship with people by developing the home’s ethos of an extended family
  • Developing ‘ambassador’ roles for staff and people living at the home with knowledge of particular conditions such as diabetes and epilepsy to work in partnership
  • Following national best practice such as ‘One chance to get it right’ and NICE guidelines for end of life care
  • Using innovative ways to promote improved health and wellbeing through good nutrition and hydration
  • Embedding a safety culture through ensuring staff have exceptional skills in managing and reducing risk whilst promoting people to lead fulfilling lives and minimise restrictions on their freedom

Tom Lyons, Managing Director, Black Swan Care Group (CONFIRMED)


Questions and Answers Session
Chair’s Summary and Close

*Programme subject to change


Who Should Attend

Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be people who work in Adult Social Care.

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

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

Sponsorship and Exhibition

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 across the Adult Social Care sector
 Meet your target audience in the Sector
 Listen and Learn from leading industry experts 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 [email protected] 

Prices and Discount

Public Sector Rate:

  1.    £379
  2.    £349
  3. + £319

Private Sector Rate:

  1.    £550
  2. + £520

Voluntary Sector Rate:

  1.    £299
  2. + £269

Event Documentation: *If you can’t attend the event you can purchase the event documentation

Electronic – £99 Printed – £99

Group bookings: If you would like to make a group booking of 5 or more please call 0330 058 4285 to find out if we can offer any more discount.

*All prices are excluding VAT

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

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