The Future Of The Care Home Sector


Who Should Attend?

Delegates who will have an interest in this event will be:

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

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


Registration, Refreshments and Networking
Chair’s Welcome Address

Rob Martin, Head of Care Quality, Anchor Trust (invited)


Special Keynote Address: The Impact Of Social Care Reforms On The Future Of The Care Home Sector
  • Developing high quality adult social care, which means person-centred, safe, effective, well-led care, resulting in a positive experience for individuals and relatives
  • The 2014 Care Act: supporting a responsive and sustainable market which enables people to choose from a range of high-quality and personalised adult social care and support options
  • The forthcoming Social Care Green Paper: reforming the adult social care system in England
  • Addressing the regulation, workforce and quality challenges facing the sector
  • Reducing variation in performance between local authorities across a range of measures, including fulfilling market shaping duties as evidenced by the Care Quality Commission’s Local System Reviews

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


Registering And Inspecting Care Homes To Ensure That They Meet The National Standards For Quality And Safety
  • Plans, priorities and delivery: the challenges of an ever-changing health and social care system and how the CQC will deliver
  • What to expect when a care home is meeting national standards of quality and safety
  • Ensuring care homes provide person-centred care and treatment that is based on an assessment of their needs and preferences
  • Meeting the fundamental standards: dignity and respect, person-centred care, consent, safety and safeguarding from abuse
  • How inspections are carried out and how action is taken for care homes that aren’t meeting national standards

Sue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission (invited)


Key Supporter Session
Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Achieving Improvement In Care Homes: Going From A  CQC Rating Of ‘Inadequate’ to ‘Good’
  • How the initial CQC inspection report helped improve service and outcomes
  • Involving staff and supporting them further in their work
  • Overcoming the obstacles to improvement and achieving improved outcomes for people
  • Establishing a Quality and Innovation Team to centrally monitor how safeguarding concerns were managed and to carry out a comprehensive programme of quality audits
  • Focusing on the long term and maintaining changes

Cheryl Rothschild, Regional Director, The Lawn Residential Care Home (invited)


Case Study: New Models of Care In Practice: Learning Form The Enhanced Health In Care Homes Vanguards
  • Collaboration between NHS, local authorities, the voluntary sector, carers and their families to optimise the health of residents
  • Working closely with the multispecialty community provider (MCP) and integrated primary and acute care system (PACS) new care models to help deliver whole population healthcare
  • Setting out clear vision for working with care homes to provide joined up primary, community and secondary, social care to residents of care and nursing homes, via a range of in reach services
  • Adopting the enhanced health in care homes framework
  • Capturing and sharing vanguard learning

Emily Wighton, Senior Manager (Enhanced Health in Care Homes), System Transformation Group, NHS England (invited)


Developing Person-Centred Care For Older People in Care Homes
  • Ensuring that people living in care homes get the same standard of health and social care as they were in their own homes
  • Giving residents in registered care homes the same range and level of care and treatment from a local GP as people who are in their own homes
  • Following the NICE specific guidance on dementia, mental wellbeing of older people in care homes, infection control and managing medicines
  • Training care home staff to deliver clean, safe care
  • Making sure that people who live in care homes, their carers, families and friends should all be made aware of the risks of spreading infection, and how to avoid them

Tony Hunter, Chief Executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence (invited)

Questions and Answers Session
Lunch and Networking
Afternoon Keynote Presentation: Responding To The Funding Challenges Facing The Adult Social Care Sector In England
  • Examining the implications of ending the revenue support grant by 2020 and local authorities retaining 100 per cent of business  rates instead
  • Additional funding from the NHS via the Better Care Fund
  • National Audit Office findings for trends in public spending on social care
  • Private spending on social care: size of the self-funder market
  • Addressing the funding gap: costs of meeting projected future demand

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


Case Study: Embracing Technological Advances In Order To Reshape How Care Is Delivered
  • Delivering the vision set out in Personalised Health and Care 2020: A Framework for Action (PHC2020) to build upon the commitment to exploit the information revolution outlined in the NHS Five Year Forward View
  • Using technology and data innovation to improve patient outcomes as well as reduce the demands on staff
  • Embedding a culture of technology and innovation to drive positive change
  • Ensuring technology is used as a catalyst for improved connectivity and empowerment
  • Using telehealth systems in care homes to prompt nursing intervention and manage various patient conditions

Martin Jones, Managing Director, Home Instead Senior Care (CONFIRMED)


Special Keynote Presentation: Meeting The Challenges Of Recruiting, Retaining And Developing The Next Generation of Leaders In The Care Sector
  • Building a positive organisational culture and a strong reputation as a good place to work
  • Learning from best practice within the sector to recruit, retain and develop the right people
  • Developing future leaders to ensure high quality, effective care services
  • Ensuring that providers support equality, diversity and human rights
  • The impact of innovation on recruitment and retention in the sector

Sharon Allen OBE, Chief Executive, Skills for Care (invited)


Questions and Answers Session
Refreshments and Networking
Case Study: Developing An End Of Life Care Service For People Living With Dementia 
  • Overcoming the challenges of providing good quality end of life care for people with dementia living in care homes
  • Using community-based Dementia Support Workers (DSW) to provide specialist evidence-based advice, development sessions and support to care home staff
  • Promoting best practice approaches to dementia and end of life care
  • Carrying ot observation studies to look for signs of person centred care, effective communication from staff and whether care homes utilise assistive technology to better support their residents
  • Effects the services is having: evidence of impact

Michael Hurt, Head of Older People and Dementia, NHS Walsall Clinical Commissioning Group (CONFIRMED)

Angela Causton, Dementia Care Manager, Accord Housing Association (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Ensuring People With Dementia Are Cared For In An Environment That Is Adaptable To Their Needs And Preferences
  • Putting the person at the centre of dementia friendly design through effective needs assessment
  • Using colour schemes, signs and maps to help patients with dementia find their way around a ward or care home
  • Optimising levels of sensory stimulation and ensuring thermal comfort
  • Promoting independence by ensuring that patients with reduced mobility can assist themselves
  • Ensuring that the environment is safe whilst allowing patients enough freedom

Teresa Atkinson, Senior Researcher, Association for Dementia Studies, University of Worcester (CONFIRMED)


Case Study: Improving The Care And Management Of Older Adults With Diabetes Living In The Care Home Setting
  • Increasing the awareness of care home staff to recognise and treat hypolgycaemic episodes
  • Increasing the ability of care homes to monitor blood glucose in line with NICE and Trend standards
  • Reducing the number of hospital admissions for care home residents due to hypoglycaemic episodes
  • Improving the carers’ understanding of the dietary needs of care home residents
  • Ensuring every care home has a hypo-box available for residents and an individual management plan

Hayley Mullan, Queen’s Nurse, Clinical Quality Lead, Older Person Nurse Fellow, Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust (invited)


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:

*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 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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