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Priorities for supporting the social care workforce and implementation of the People at the Heart of Care White Paper

Morning, Tuesday, 24th May 2022


This conference is examining priorities and next steps for supporting and growing the social care workforce - looking at both immediate and long-term issues.


Stakeholders and policymakers will discuss the issues in the context of implementation of the People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper - the Government’s 10-year vision for person-centred social care in England.


Key areas for discussion include:

  • the People at the Heart of Care White Paper - what will be needed to achieve its objectives for the workforce ◦ implications for the future of the social care workforce
  • recruitment and retention - encouraging careers in care ◦ improving staff retention rates
  • support for the workforce - staff well-being & addressing burnout ◦ the role of agency workers in local care settings ◦ support for unpaid carers
  • professional development - training & upskilling ◦ adoption & use of recent innovations in health technology
  • funding - addressing key shortages ◦ priority areas for supporting quality of care ◦ best use of Government funding initiatives
  • integrated care - the role of local authorities ◦ social care in local leadership & integrated care systems ◦ progress on ICS transition ◦ support for delivery of person-centred, community care

We are pleased to be able to include keynote addresses sessions with Professor Martin Green, Chief Executive, Care England; Lucinda Allen, Policy Officer, Health Foundation; Tricia Pereira, Director of Operations, Skills for Care; and Claire Smout, Programme Head, Digital Sector, Skills for Care.


The conference will be an opportunity for stakeholders to consider the issues alongside key policy officials who are due to attend from DHSC; DWP; HMPPS; HM Treasury; the NAO; the UK Statistics Authority; and The Scottish Government.



Keynote Speakers

Professor Martin Green

Chief Executive, Care England

Lucinda Allen

Policy Officer, Health Foundation

Tricia Pereira

Director of Operations, Skills for Care

Claire Smout

Programme Head, Digital Sector, Skills for Care

Vic Rayner

Chief Executive Officer, National Care Forum

Keynote Speakers

Tricia Pereira

Director of Operations, Skills for Care

Claire Smout

Programme Head, Digital Sector, Skills for Care

Lucinda Allen

Policy Officer, Health Foundation

Professor Martin Green

Chief Executive, Care England

Vic Rayner

Chief Executive Officer, National Care Forum

Chair

Dr Marcia Morgan

Health and Social Care Services Senior Lead, HM Prison and Probation Services

Speakers

Dr Daniel Burrows

Lecturer in Social Work, School of Social Sciences, Cardiff University

Emily Holzhausen

Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK

Karolina Gerlich

Chief Executive Officer, The Care Worker’s Charity

Professor Zenobia Nadirshaw

Chair, Social Care Group, British Psychological Society

Rachna Vyas

Executive Director of Integration and Transformation, Leicester, Leicestershire & Rutland Clinical Commissioning Groups

Liz Bruce

Executive Director, Health and Care Integration and Integrated Commissioning, Surrey CC and Surrey Heartlands

Miriam Levin

Programme Director, Engage Britain

Rachel Harrison

National Officer, Public Services Section, GMB

David Wilmott

Director of Nursing, Cygnet Healthcare

Isaac Samuels

Co-chair, National Co-Production Advisory Group, Think Local Act Personal