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Programme 2022


Monday 28 November

18:30 – 19:00

Arrival and Registration

19:00 – 19:30

Drinks reception sponsored by Care Friends





20:30 – 22:00

After dinner speaker

The challenges and future of long term care

Jiri Horecky, President, European Ageing Network


Tuesday 29 November


09:30 – 10:00

Arrival & Registration




10:00 – 10:15



A message from our headline sponsor

Prof Vic Rayner OBE

Christoph Marr,  Managing Director, Marr Procurement


10:15 – 10:40

Plenary 1

Ministerial Address


Helen Whately MP, Minister of State (Minister for Social Care)


10:40 – 11:05

Plenary 2

Professionalisation of care workers: what can England learn from the experiences of other countries?

Nina Hemmings, Researcher, Nuffield Trust


11:05 – 11:35

Refreshment break & Exhibition

Get your signed copy of ‘Saving Social Care’ from Neil Eastwood, Founder and CEO, Care Friends


11:35 – 12:00

Plenary 3

The roadmap to a National Care Service

Andrew Harrop, General Secretary, Fabian Society


12:00– 12:50


Real people, Real experiences: People at the heart of design


Panel Chair: Andrew Johnston, Veteran


Chris Maddocks, Ambassador, Alzheimer’s Society

Frances Swinnock, Ambient Guardian & Involvement Champion

Jason Jones, Ambient Guardian, Ambient Adventurer & Quality Checker

Paula Fairweather, Member of National Co-Production Advisory Group


12:50 – 12:55



Summary of morning/ what’s on later

Liz Jones, Policy Director, National Care Forum


12:55 – 13:45


Lunch & visit the Exhibition


13:45 – 14:30


Workshops Session 1


Option 1)

Just how flexible is your ‘Flexible Working’?

Jo Sedley Burke, MD, Trunk Logistics/ Chair, WAY – Widowed and Young


Option 2)

Trade unions and the care sector


Gavin Edwards, Senior National Officer for Social Care, UNISON



Option 3)

Overseas Healthcare Workers as the foundation for growth


Richard Canavan, Director, BA Healthcare



14:30 – 15:15


Workshops Session 2


Option 1)

A selection of perspectives on the charging and funding reforms

Natasha Curry, Senior Fellow- Nuffield Trust

John Wearing , Partner, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP

Rob Martin, Managing Director – Care, Anchor


Option 2)

Making the virtual a reality


Joanna Scammell, Managing Director, Technology Enabled Care, Community Integrated Care

Adam Hunt, Digital Transformation Lead, National Care Forum


Option 3)

Introducing “Step Into Social Care”

Amanda Marques – Business Solutions Director, Cohesion Recruitment

Dave Beesley – Talent Director, Cohesion Recruitment

Adam Winterton – Client Services Director, Dawson Walker


15:15 – 15:45

Refreshment break & Exhibition

Get your signed copy of ‘Saving Social Care’ from Neil Eastwood, Founder and CEO, Care Friends


15:45 – 16:10

Plenary 4

The implications of technology in Adult Social Care for service users and the workforce 

Clive Gilbert, Policy Manager, Assistive and Accessible Technology, Policy Connect

Prof Lee-Ann Fenge, Professor of Social Care and Director of the Centre for Seldom Heard Voices at Bournemouth University


16:10 – 16:35

Plenary 5

Social care reform: a view from ADASS and the communities they serve

Sarah McClinton, President, ADASS


16:35 – 17:00

Plenary 6

Closing remarks

Prof Vic Rayner OBE, CEO, National Care Forum

Andy Cole OBE, CEO, Royal Star and Garter and NCF Chair