With the 29th March fast approaching, the Future of Care Conference is getting ready for another successful event revealing key trends, challenges and call-to-actions to leaders from across the care sector. This year’s event welcomes an impressive twenty-two speakers to the stage across nine individual speaking sessions and two panel discussions.
Conference Chair – Vic Rayner OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the National Care Forum.
Opening the conference programme is Gemma Tetlow, Chief Economist at the Institute of Government, who will look to tax rises, the rising demand for health and social care spending, government spending and cross-party agreements on adult social care services.
Minister of State for Care and Mental Health, Gillian Keegan MP, will also be making a morning appearance, addressing delegates on how the sector can build a world leading adult social care system.
Recruitment and Retention
Two sessions will put a focus on recruitment and retention. Firstly, Jonathan Freeman MBE, CEO at CareTech Foundation and Vice-Chair at Championing Social Care will look at how training approaches, leadership, funding and support can transform care recruitment. An exciting afternoon panel session will consider how the sector can expand the talent pool and what support and strategies can be implemented to develop a stronger workforce. Speaking on this panel is;
- Dr Jane Townson, Chief Executive, Homecare Association
- Adam Knights, Managing Director, Knights Care
- Barry Sweetbaum, Managing Director, SweetTree Home Care Services
- Gavin O’Hare-Connolly, Chief Operating Officer, Runwood Homes Senior Living
- Richard Hawes, Chief Executive, Elizabeth Finn Homes Limited
- Chaired by Nadra Ahmed, Executive Chairman, National Care Association
Strengthening the Sector
Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive at Care England and Rob Assall, Deputy Chief Inspector at Care Quality Commission will take a close look at the health and social care system to confirm what needs to be done to prepare for future pressures and build an effective, integrated system.
Bringing evidence from the front line of adult social care to understand what truly makes a real difference in people’s lives and the workforce is;
- Marie Lovell, Project Manager – Capacity and Transformation, Skills for Care
- Karolina Gerlich, Chief Executive Officer, the Care Workers Charity
- Mark Topps, Regional Business Manager, Essex Cares
- Troy Zimbalatti, Managing Director, T2Z Care Services Ltd
- Chaired by Sophie Chester Glyn, Director, Coproduce Care CIC
As always, the conference will put an important emphasis on Dementia. Gavin Terry, Head of Policy at the Alzheimer’s Society will speak on Dementia in England, looking at how to understand the current trends to aid future challenges. Concentrating on Dementia environments is Suzanne Mumford, Head of Nursing, Care and Dementia at Care UK, who will cover how environments can be enhanced to bring purpose and joy to people with memory loss.
Clenton Farquharson MBE, Director at Community Navigator Services CIC will take a different approach, drawing on what the pandemic exposed about health inequalities in dementia care and the impact it had on the lives of those with dementia.
Ending the conference is the renowned Dr. Harro Stokman, Chief Executive Officer at Kepler, who will reveal his findings on how Artificial Intelligence and computer vision can improve elderly care, relieve pressures in care homes, deliver diagnoses and enhance communication between older people and their families.
Do you want to be part of the future of care? Find out more and book tickets here – https://bit.ly/3hg7Wv7
Tuesday 29th March 2022
The King’s Fund
No.11 Cavendish Square,