Westminster Social Policy Forum

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

Morning, Thursday, 2nd November 2017

Central London

THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED



This seminar will be a timely opportunity to assess priorities for social care policy in England.


It follows the recent publication of the CQC’s State of Care report, which reported a decrease in the number of beds in nursing homes and an increase in the number of domiciliary care contracts being handed back to councils due to insufficient funding.


The seminar is bringing together stakeholders with key policymakers from Parliament and government, with officials due to attend from DCLG; DH; HM Treasury; the ONS; the NAO and NOMS.


They will examine options for the long term funding of the sector, with the Government planning to consult on putting social care on a more secure financial footing.


Delegates will also discuss how best to support people, families and communities to prepare for old age and address issues related to the quality and variation of care - in response to concerns raised by the Communities and Local Government Committee.


Further sessions consider key issues for the social care workforce as the UK begins the process of withdrawing from the EU, including challenges for care providers in implementing the Living Wage.



Guests of Honour

Debbie Ivanova

Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care (London and South), CQC

Rt Hon Professor Paul Burstow

Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust; Professor of Health & Social Care, City, University of London; Chair, SCIE and former Minister of State for Care Services

Guests of Honour

Debbie Ivanova

Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care (London and South), CQC

Rt Hon Professor Paul Burstow

Chair, Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust; Professor of Health & Social Care, City, University of London; Chair, SCIE and former Minister of State for Care Services

Chairs

Baroness Wheeler

Lord Bichard

Non-Executive Chairman, National Audit Office

Speakers

Sue Bott

Deputy Chief Executive, Disability Rights UK

Rosie Seymour

Deputy Programme Director, Better Care Support Team

Dr Ruth Allen

Chief Executive, British Association of Social Workers

Gill Vickers

Director of Adult Social Care, Health and Housing, Bracknell Forest Council

Karen Taylor

Research Director, Centre for Health Solutions, Deloitte

Heather Wakefield

Head of Local Government, Police and Justice, UNISON

Sharon Allen

Chief Executive, Skills for Care

Ming Ho

Writer and Family Carer

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