Westminster Social Policy Forum

The future for adult social care in England: funding, integration and workforce challenges

Morning, Thursday, 2nd November 2017

Central London


With the main political parties outlining proposals to reform adult social care, this seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess priorities for the new Government.

Planned sessions focus on the future role of the CQC in regulating and inspecting the sector, as well as next steps for joining up health and social care, with concerns regarding long term funding of social care and the need for better integration with the NHS.

It will also be an opportunity to assess key issues for the social care workforce as the UK begins the process of withdrawing from the EU, and key findings from the expected National Audit Office report on how government and other national bodies are working with local authorities and other providers to ensure there are enough paid workers with skills to meet rising demand.

Guest of Honour

Andrea Sutcliffe

Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, CQC

Guest of Honour

Andrea Sutcliffe

Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, CQC


Baroness Wheeler

Lord Bichard

Non-Executive Chairman, National Audit Office


Aileen Murphie

Director, DCLG & Local Government Value for Money, National Audit Office

Heather Wakefield

Head of Local Government, Police and Justice, UNISON

Sharon Allen

Chief Executive, Skills for Care

Ian Smith

Special Adviser to the Board, Four Seasons Healthcare

Councillor Paul Carter

Leader, Kent County Council

Alex Fox

Chief Executive Officer, Shared Lives Plus