“Change Makers – Be the change you want to see”

4-5 November – CHESFORD GRANGE HOTEL, KENILWORTH, WARWICKSHIRE

This conference is all about the power of the manager. Managers are fundamental to the delivery of outstanding care, and this conference is aimed at supporting managers to make the most of their own ability to deliver high quality, person centred care. It will celebrate success and provide inspiration through a wide range of workshops and top line speakers.

ALL PLENARY SPEAKER and WORKSHOP LEADERS CONFIRMED

During the NCF Managers Conference:

  • Hear from and be motivated by leading sector experts
  • Network with other managers and directors from across the UK
  • Connect with exhibitors and try the latest products and services
  • Take part in the infamous ‘Food and Drink Festival’
  • Discover the latest innovations
  • Enjoy the conference dinner and special guests!

Download NCF Managers Conference Outline Programme 2019

Chair: Liz Jones, NCF Policy Director

Day 1 – Monday 4 November

11:00 – 11:30REGISTRATION & EXHIBITION
11:30 – 11:45WelcomeLiz Jones, Policy Director, National Care Forum
11:45 – 12:15The Future of Social Care –  a vision of what great care can deliverEleanor Smith MP, Co-Chair, APPG on Social Care 
12:15 – 12:45The Future Vision of Person-Centred CareSue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care – Central Region, Care Quality Commission 
12:45 – 13:45LUNCH & EXHIBITION
13:45 – 14:15Being a Change Maker for Family CarersBeth Britton – Campaigner, Consultant, Writer & Blogger specialising in issues affecting older people, health and social care and specifically dementia
14:15 – 15:15
15:15 – 15.45REFRESHMENTS & EXHIBITION
15:45 – 16:30Workshop Session 1
Older people past, present and future – why engaging with (and learning from) older people makes senseTim Parkin, Senior Policy Advisor & Dame Philippa Russell DBE, Member of the Programme Board, TLAP
Unleashing Your Inner Change MakerBen Allen, Founder and CEO, Oomph!Christine Asbury, CEO, WCS Care (Confirmed)
Food and Drink at the End of LifeGinny Allen, Social Care Programme Lead,  Gold Standards Framework & Susan Williams, Matron & Registered Manager of the Margaret Thatcher Infirmary, Royal Hospital Chelsea 
Making Home Care DigitalTaffy Gatawa, Chief Information and Compliance Officer, everyLIFE Technologies
Volunteering – making it work for you and your communitySarah Clarke-Kuehn, Group Director – Care,Sanctuary Group & Yunus Giwa, Work Programmes Officer, Sanctuary Care & Emily Georghiou, Senior Programme Managers – Communities, The Centre for Ageing Better 
16:30 – 17:00Teaching Care Homes – a programme to increase visibility of our workforce in care sector nursing, harnessing person-centred care, knowledge, skills development & systems partnershipJoanne Bosanquet MBE, Chief Executive, FoNS
17:00 – 17:30Performance – Live Music NOW
17:30 – 18:30END OF DAY 1 – relax enjoy the venue facilities
18:30

19:15

Drinks Reception

Sophie Coulthard, The Power Of Self-Leadership followed by Dinner

Day 2 – Tuesday 5 November

9:00 – 9:15Rise & Shine with the NCF Rising Stars 2019
9:15 – 10:00Panel session

 

‘I didn’t get where I am today without caring’

 

Personal stories of motivation:

Karolina Gerlich, CEO, NACAS

Karen Knight, Managing Director, NorseCare

Ben Allen, Founder & CEO, Oomph!

10:00 – 10:30Changing Perceptions With World First Learning Disability SportMartin, MCGuigan, Executive Director of Innovation / Managing Director – South & Central, CIC
10:30 – 11:15Workshop Session 2
Care Home Friends and Neighbours – linking young with oldProfessor Julienne Meyer CBE, Executive Director, My Home Life 
Environmental concerns – how to change your relationship with wasteMatthew Norton, Sustainability & Ethical Trade Manager, apetito & Mark Thomas, Facilities Operations Manager, St Monica Trust
Home Care and Day Centres – a perfect matchAlex Ramamurthy, Founder & CEO, Mirthy & Maria Ball, CEO, Quantum Care
Making Connections – building vibrant and inclusive community relationshipsHilary Woodhead, Chief Executive, NAPA & Natalie Ravenscroft, Experience Coordinator, Belong Crewe
Interior Design for Health and WellbeingJacqui Smith, Director, HomeSmiths 
11:15 – 11:45REFRESHMENTS & EXHIBITION
11:45 – 12:15Ageing Without ChildrenKirsty Woodard, Founder, Ageing Well Without Children
12:15 – 12:45Power to Change – the role of community business in social careSusie Finlayson, Development Manager, Power to Change
12:45 – 13:00Focus on the FutureVic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum
13:15CONFERENCE CLOSES WITH LUNCH IN RESTAURANT

#changemakers

SOLD OUT!

NCF Managers Conference is open to NCF Members, Non-Members in both the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors.

THE DELEGATE FEE INCLUDES ACCOMMODATION, CATERING, ENTRY TO THE CONFERENCE AND ALL ACTIVITIES OVER THE 24 HOURS

For queries please contact – [email protected]

DELEGATE FEES

Member Rate: £370+VAT

Non-Member Rate: £460 +VAT

What to exhibit at an NCF Conference?

We have a comprehensive package for each of our conferences.

Contact Helen Glasspool, NCF Events and Partnership Officer, on 02475 185523 or email: [email protected]

Here’s some testimony from exhibitors at last year’s conference

“We really enjoyed the conference! We made some great contacts and saw a fair amount of business off the back of it. The managers were very enthusiastic about our product. It was very well run and we would love to attend again” Lauren Star from Fixxon

“It was a real pleasure to attend the event. I do not say this lightheartedly. As you can imagine I have attend many conferences both as a delegate and exhibitor, and my feedback is that this was the first conference where I truly believed the organisers cared about all the people attending and involved, and made it a very pleasant, valuable and special occasion!” Dr Paul Rinne, CEO, GripAble

Keynote speakers’ biographies

DAY 1

The Future of Social Care – a vision of what great care can deliver

Eleanor Smith MP, Co-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Adult Social Care @Eleanor_SmithMP

Eleanor Smith is Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West, Parliamentary Private Secretary to the Shadow Home Affairs team, and co-chair of the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Obesity; and Adult Social Care. Elected in 2017, Eleanor became the first black MP in the West Midlands, taking the seat once held by Enoch Powell.

Before becoming an MP Eleanor worked for more than 40 years as a nurse. She became an MP to save the NHS, and has tabled the NHS Bill in Parliament, detailing how Labour will end privatisation of the National Health Service.  Eleanor has also led a Westminster debate into reinstating nursing bursaries.

While a nurse, Eleanor rose to be Unison’s first black president, and she has been a Unison representative on the National Labour Policy Forum and a TUC general council member.

Eleanor Smith was born in Birmingham, to parents who came to the UK from Barbados in the 1950s. She has two adult daughters and a granddaughter.

Summary

Eleanor’s speech will focus on the future of adult social care and draw upon her own professional background as a nurse and in the trade union sector, to set out a vision of what great care can deliver. Her speech will also include an overview of the APPG on Adult Social Care and how it is bringing together MPs from all different parties to find a consensus on the importance of achieving change in this area of public policy.

Eleanor’s speech will cite examples of best practice in social care, the importance of community based multi-disciplinary teams and future opportunities to help improve the public’s perceptions of the workforce. The APPG which Eleanor Co-Chairs also published a report earlier this year – The Future of Adult Social Care – and her speech will outline some of its key recommendations, including its vision for the future, the importance of co-production and co-design and the value of personalisation. Her speech will also include an overview of the Labour Party’s policy to include a ‘National Care Service’ and this may look like in practice and how it would deliver change.

 

The Future Vision of Person-Centred Care

Sue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspector Adult Social Care, Central Region @CareQualityComm

An experienced leader in Adult Social Care, Sue’s first job was as a night care assistant in a home for older people before forming an ambition to progress into care management.   Sue worked and studied hard until she managed both residential and domiciliary care services, before becoming an inspector in 2002.  In 2008, Sue was promoted to a managerial role at The Commission for Social Care Inspection becoming a senior leader in CQC in 2011.  In May 2015 Sue secured the post of Deputy Chief Inspector ASC in the Central region. Sue is now currently the Deputy Chief Inspector in the North region as of September 2019.

 

 

Summary

Sue Howard’s session will offer one of the first opportunities to hear the findings of the CQC’s State of Care 2018/19 report. Sue will outline how managers can make improvements to a more personalised, person-centred social care system and why this is a critical pillar to delivering good and outstanding care. She will cover workforce pressures and the pressures on specialist learning disability and/or autism services in particular.

CQC’s Beyond Barriers 2018 report showed that providers of care need to move away from individual success and towards system thinking. Sue will cover how we can encourage and support those in leadership roles to work across organisational boundaries to deliver high quality care through improved culture, leadership, governance and vision.

Sue will highlight case studies of adult social care and how those in leadership roles have successfully implemented person-centred practice. She will look at examples where innovative care allows people to be true and equal partners in their care and at the centre of quality improvement.

 

Being a Change Maker of Family Carers

Beth Britton, Campaigner, Consultant, Writer and Blogger @bethyb1886

Beth is a former carer to her father who had vascular dementia for 19 years. She is an expert content creator who won ‘Best Independent Voice on Older People’s Issues’ and is the author of D4Dementia, one of the foremost dementia blogs in the world. Beth also provides consultancy services to social care providers, including training and mentoring, and has worked with a variety of organizations including the Dept for Health and Social Care, CQC, PHE and NICE. Beth’s campaigning, including being a speaker and media spokesperson, centers around improving dementia care and support, the challenges in social care and issues facing family carers.

Beth has been described as offering ‘unparalleled insight’, demonstrating ‘knowledge, experience and expertise in dementia that is second-to-none’, having a ‘gifted ability to convey ideas and experiences’, being a ‘constant unyielding advocate of the intrinsic value and diversity of each individual living with dementia’, and possessing ‘personal experience, commitment and understanding that challenges us all to do better’.

Summary

The challenges of accessing funded care and the costs of paying for your own care mean that many people access support later than they often need it. This creates great pressure and strain on family carers, and at the point where they seek professional help, it is vitally important that their care provider understands the life-changing, emotionally-charged role of a family carer and how to work well with the family as a whole.

From the perspective of care providers, working with family carers and families in general is an intrinsic part of your work, but that doesn’t mean it is always easy. It can be daunting to be drawn into the frequently complex relationships that bind families together, and to form your own relationships with (sometimes) multiple relatives in just one family.

In this session, Beth (a former family carer herself) will discuss the impact seeking professional help can have on family carers, explore the needs of both families and care providers as they strive to work together, and provide practical advice for care providers to facilitate person-centred outcomes that have family carers and families at their heart.

 

Teaching Care Homes – a programme to increase visibility of our workforce in care sector nursing, harnessing person-centred care, knowledge, skills development and system partnerships

Joanne Bosanquet MBE, Chief Executive, FoNS @MrsBosanquet

The aim of the Teaching Care Homes programme is to develop a geographically spread network of homes that:

  • Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to person-centred care and ways of working, which will be experienced by all who live, die, visit and work in the home
    • Are centres for learning, practice development and research, actively engaging with staff, students, residents and the community
    • Work across sectors and systems and are a resource for other care homes.

Summary

This presentation will outline the development of the Teaching Care Home programme in England to date. Joanne will share some of the outcomes and opportunities but also the challenges for ongoing growth and development of the programme and a Teaching Care Home community will be discussed.

 

The Power of Self-Leadership

Sophie Coulthard, Judgement Index

Sophie works with care organisations to support the selection, development and retention of staff using the Judgement Index assessment. She is passionate about improving culture within care, in order to reduce staff turnover and create positive working environments. Sophie is the co-author of a new book called The Care Leader’s Handbook which is a practical guide to care leadership. She also hosts a free podcast series “The Road To Outstanding” covering top tips and inspiration through interviews with care managers and industry experts. In 2018 she was named as a top influencer in social care for her work on the podcast.

The Judgement Index assessment helps you to understand the values-based behaviours of your people – Ideal for hiring, induction and development of staff.

The Care Sector report has been benchmarked against high performing care workers and comes with interview questions, making it concise and easy to use.

The assessment also supports your appraisal process and can spot development needs across the team. Use it today and start planning for tomorrow.

The team at Judgement Index also run leadership development academies for care teams across the country and new for this year is their book; The Care Leader’s Handbook, a practical guide to care leadership.


 

DAY 2

Ageing Without Children

Kirsty Woodard, Founder, Ageing Well Without Children @smalltent

Kirsty has over 20 years’ experience of working in the field of ageing. She began in 1994 running an advocacy and advice service for older people before becoming the manager of Well & Wise healthy living centre for older people in Camden. She went on to advise Age UK on social care policy and service development models.  She has been a freelance consultant and trainer since 2007 working with third sector organisations on redesigning services for older people and making them more sustainable.

In 2014 she founded AWOC dedicated to campaigning for older people without children through choice, circumstance, infertility, bereavement, estrangement, distance. Kirsty is married and childless.

Summary

Who will do all the things I currently do for my ageing parents, from helping them overcome the terror of dementia, to buying their clothes to standing up for them when they are being ignored in hospital. And who will hold my hand and tell me they love me when I’m dying?

There are now over 1 million people aged over 65 in the UK who have never been parents and this will double to 2 million by 2030.

Understanding what it means to be ageing without children and how it affects people in later life is going to be crucial for organisations who plan and commission services or who provide care, support and companionship to older people.

This session will introduce the topic of ageing without children, consider the different aspects of the issue, and the impact it has on individuals, services and the community.

 

Changing Perceptions with World First Learning Disability Sport

Martin, McGuigan, Executive Director of Innovation, CIC @MJMac88

Changing perceptions on a national scale is no easy task, it takes commitment, collaboration and outright tenacity. Over the past year, Community Integrated Care, in partnership with the Super League and the Rugby Football League have created the ground breaking Learning Disability Super League. The sport has grown from a couple of teams playing in the park to supporting almost 200 people with learning disabilities and autism to play for the biggest names in Super League whilst fulfilling their rugby league dreams, playing at inclusive festivals and iconic national events.

 

 

Summary

Martin McGuigan will take you on the journey of the Learning Disability Super League and show you how it is bringing communities together along with high profile moments being featured by national news and sport outlets. With over 20 years’ experience in the social care sector, Martin’s approach to innovation focuses on sector leading person-centred thinking and pioneering collaborative approaches. If you want to hear how social care and sport are working together to break down barriers, then this is a talk not to be missed.

Power to Change; the role of community business in social care

Susie Finlayson, Development Manager, Power to Change @susiefin

Susie joined Power to Change in October 2016. She leads on our health and social care work, supporting community businesses delivering health or social care services and working with partners to explore the role of community businesses in the future of the sector. Previously she worked at The Young Foundation delivering a range of projects across sectors including place-based development, health and providing capacity building support to charities and social enterprises.

Summary

Power to Change supports community businesses across the country. They are organisations that are neighbourhood based and accountable to the local community. They trade, generating income to invest in meeting the community’s needs and can be anything from a community-owned pub to a neighbourhood hub. Susie will introduce you to what a community business is, bringing the concept to life with some inspiring stories, and explore opportunities for you to work more closely with those in your local area. The session will also consider how working with local community organisations can benefit those you support through linking them in with other activities happening in the local area.

Focus on the Future

Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum @vicrayner

Vic Rayner is Executive Director of the National Care Forum, joining the organisation in 2016. The NCF is the strongest voice for the not for profit care sector, and works with its membership to drive forward the delivery of quality, person-centred care. As Executive Director she sits on a range of government and national specialist groups with a focus on the social care workforce, digital transformation, new models of care and regulation. Vic is a regular national and international speaker, and has extensive knowledge and expertise across a wide range of care, support, housing and social policy agendas. Prior to joining the NCF, she was the CEO of Sitra, a leading national membership body championing excellence in housing, health, care and support.

Vic is a trustee of Hestia a leading London charity providing care and support and the Care Workers Charity. Vic is the independent Chair of the Brighton and Hove Fairness Commission, tackling inequalities and promoting social justice within the locality. Vic has an MBA (Distinction), MA and BA (Hons) in Politics, Philosophy and Economics.

Summary

As the conference closes, this session will provide all attendees with a chance to come right up to date with the latest policy and thinking about social care.

 

Conference Chair

Liz Jones, Policy Director, National Care Forum @NCF_Liz

Liz joined NCF in May 2019 with over 20 years’ experience across the civil service, local government and the charity sector including Methodist Homes (MHA), Nottingham City Council and Manchester City Council

Liz has strong research and analytical skills, along with consultation/engagement skills, and brings with her a passion for ensuring that the voices and views of the people and communities we serve are central to our policy development and implementation.

Liz has a BA hons in English Literature and Language and lives in Nottingham.

Workshop session Day 1  4 November                                                         15:45 – 16:30

 

Older people past, present and future – why engaging with (and learning from) older people makes sense

Tim Parkin, Senior Policy Advisor, TLAP & Dame Philippa Russell DBE, Member of the Programme Board, TLAP

Hamlet
This session will explore what co-production means in the context of older people and care and support. It will take as a starting point that good care and support, in whatever setting, should be based on the foundation of good conversations and collaborative relationships between all those involved: the person being supported, the people close to them and staff. At its heart is a recognition that older people, in all their diversity and whatever the level of need, bring a richness of experience that should be central to the way care and support is provided. The session will discuss the challenges and opportunities of translating this way of working into day to day practice and how Making it Real, a framework and resource on ‘how to do personalised care and support’, can help with this through adopting a co-production approach.
 
Unleashing Your Inner Change Maker

Ben Allen, Founder and CEO, Oomph! & Christine Asbury, CEO, WCS Care

Kenilworth Suite
How can we create change in the sector, and what are the obstacles that get in our way? How do we break through barriers to transform the way we do things, and inspire others to join us in shaking it up? In this session we aim to inspire and empower, using real life examples and learnings from two organisations that are driven towards making a difference, and who aren’t afraid to go against the grain…
 
Food and Drink at the End of Life 

Susan Williams, Manager and Matron of Margaret Thatcher Infirmary, Royal Hospital Chelsea 

Ginny Allen, Social Care Programme Lead, Gold Standards Framework

Othello
For those living in care mealtimes can be the most important part of their day. Loss of appetite and difficulties with eating and maintaining weight are almost universal and an expected complication of progressive dementia and for those residents approaching end of life.  NICE guidance for Care of dying adults states ‘Adults in the last days of life have their hydration status assessed daily and have a discussion about the risks and benefits of hydration options’ – are we meeting this standard of practice?

How do we meet the expectations of the resident and family members in providing adequate nutritional needs at end of life?

 

Making Home Care Digital

Taffy Gatawa, Chief Information and Compliance Officer, everyLIFE Technologies  

Stoneleigh/

Warwick

Drawing on real life case studies and feedback from care providers and care workers, this session will explore some of the benefits that digital can bring to home care provision. The workshop will also consider how to engage staff and other stakeholders in order to get the most out of digital. The role of digital in unlocking opportunities for enhancing communication between care professionals across the care network will also be considered. It is intended to be an interactive session and participants will be invited to share best practice examples, in addition to discussing some of the challenges and offer suggestions for solutions to address these.
 
Volunteering – making it work for you & your community

Sarah Clarke-Kuehn, Group Director – Care & Yunus Giwa, Work Programmes Officer, Sanctuary Care

Emily Georghiou, Senior Programme Manager – Communities, The Centre for Aging Better

AVON
This workshop will explore the world of volunteering, both within the care home environment and the wider community. Ageing Better and Sanctuary Care will each share their experiences of volunteering within the sector, with Sanctuary Care also sharing insight into the practicalities of making it work for all. Research has shown that people over 50 who volunteer or help out in their community tend to be happier and develop deeper relationships as a result. Ageing Better will expand on this principle by discussing the importance of volunteering opportunities for people in later life, where social connection can thrive through age-friendly and inclusive volunteering. Ageing Better will be sharing their vision of seeing increased levels of participation in voluntary and community activity by people who are currently under-represented. Sanctuary Care will share its experience of enriching the lives of residents through its volunteering programme and the benefits of such programmes to care providers. In addition to creating wonderful memories for residents and helping to promote independence, volunteer placements also support busy staff with enrichment activities, proving they are instrumental for both residents and staff. The session will explore the practicalities of making volunteering successful in your care home, in turn empowering volunteers to make a real difference in residents’ lives.

Join us to find out how to make volunteering work for you, your residents and your community.

Workshop session Day 2  5 November                                                           10:30 – 11:15

 

Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking

Professor Julienne Meyer CBE, Professor of Nursing, Care for Older People City, Executive Director,

My Home Life

Hamlet
This workshop will describe a new 3-year project (Care Home Friends and Neighbours: Intergenerational Linking), being undertaken by My Home Life and funded by The Dunhill Medical Trust and The National Lottery Community Fund, involving children and young people (aged 5-14 years) connecting with older people in care homes.

This new and exciting project is part of the #iwill campaign that seeks to embed youth social action into a whole range of organisations across the UK.  The benefits of connecting children with older people was clearly demonstrated in the Channel 4 programme “Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds”.

Through this new project, we hope to profile and strengthen other forms of intergenerational community engagement. The work is being undertaken in partnership with The Linking Network an organisation that supports schools and communities to develop a positive, cohesive ethos by helping children, young people and adults to explore identity, celebrate diversity, promote community and champion equality.  Participants will be encouraged to share their own experience of intergenerational community engagement with care homes and invited to comment on what support and tools are needed to help it happen more of the time.  Funding opportunities to join the project will be shared.

 
Environmental concerns – how to change your relationship with waste

Matthew Norton, Sustainability & Ethical Trade Manager, apetito

Mark Thomas, Facilities Operations Manager, St Monica Trust

Kenilworth Suite
This workshop will introduce the concept of sustainability, place it in the context of environmental impact and offer practical examples of how the care sector can take steps to reduce waste and impact on the environment. We will also link this to the potential for cost savings of making changes. The session will be interactive and we will encourage delegates to share their own examples of practical measures alongside ideas from the presenters. It will focus on:

  1. An introduction to sustainability and how it links to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): what sustainability means today, a look at climate action, and what sustainability means in a more local context.
  2. Introducing five key areas for discussion and provide practical examples of learnings within our own organisations and what we’ve observed within the wider industry. Through this discussion we will send attendees home with easy to implement ideas of how they can be more sustainable within their own organisations. The five areas for discussion will be:

· Food waste · Packaging · Energy usage · Water consumption · Provenance and sustainable supply chains, with a focus on food supplies

 
Home Care and Day Centres – a perfect match

Maria Ball, CEO, Quantum Care

Alex Ramamurthy, Founder & CEO, Mirthy

Othello
Quantum Care will bring their perspective on the “future of day care” as a care home-based provider of long standing, “traditional” local authority funded day care services. We currently operate 13 residential care homes with dedicated day care environments spread across the County of Hertfordshire. In 11 of these we continue to have local authority contracted services. Our contracts are of 27 years standing and our journey over the past five years has been how to “modernise” these, how to change staff and day service user cultures and mainly, how to ensure they fit the increasing and changing needs of our communities in which we operate. This includes considerable work on building and targeting a new private payer market as well as extending the service’s relevance to community needs such as increasing loneliness, to a very different private payer market and to emerging community priorities such as the health and wellbeing of people living in the community. We will share our successes, challenges and learning on the journey which we are still taking!

Mirthy will share their learnings from 2019 as a brand new startup with the goal of bringing joy and happiness to millions of older adults daily, starting with home care run activities in retirement living schemes. Having tested a few models we hope to offer insight into ways home care can engage with retirement developments and care homes to host activities for their residents and home care clients.

 

Making connections: building vibrant and inclusive community relationships’

Hilary Woodhead, Chief Executive, NAPA

Natalie Ravenscroft, Experience Coordinator, Belong Crewe

Stoneleigh/

Warwick

How we view activity coordination has evolved. This workshop will explore the progress we have made and look at the need to ensure that our residents continue to make connections, maintain key contacts and build new relationships within the community. We will hear examples of how we can make this a reality in care and consider new ways of working, including a look at what went into creating the UK’s first Silver Pride event. Attendees will be given the opportunity to reflect on their practice, ask questions and plan next steps.
  
Interior Design for Health and Wellbeing

Jacqui Smith, Director, HomeSmiths

Avon
The session will focus on the role which the built environment plays in the health and well-being of residents.  The first half of the workshop will comprise a short presentation covering the key principles when designing rooms for people with sensory impairment and or cognitive decline, and be illustrated with examples.  The second half will be dedicated to colour where delegates will learn more about how colour affects behaviour.  The workshop will finish with a discussion around colour contrast and how this can be used to create supportive environments, using sample materials so that delegates can see first-hand how this works.

Day 1

Speakers

The Future of Social Care – a vision of what great care can deliver – Eleanor Smith MP, Co-Chair, APPG on Adult Social Care (no presentation)

The Future Vision of Person Centred Care – Sue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspector Adult Social Care – North, CQC

Being a Change Maker for Family Carers – Beth Britton – Campaigner, Consultant, Writer & Blogger specialising in issues affecting older people, health and social care and specifically dementia

Teaching Care Homes a programme to increase visibility of our workforce in care sector nursing, harnessing person-centred care, knowledge, skills development and systems partnerships – Joanne Bosanquet MBE, Chief Executive, FoNS

Should we make music available and accessible for everyone living with dementia Part 1 , Part 2– Grace Meadows, Director, Music for Dementia 2020 & Evan Dawson, Executive Director, Live Music Now

The Power Of Self Leadership -Sophie Coulthard, Principle Consultant, Judgement Index and The Road of Outstanding Podcast

 

Workshops

Older people past, present and future – why engaging with (and learning from) older people makes sense – Tim Parkin, Senior Policy Advisor & Dame Philipa Russell DBE, Member of the programme Board, TLAP

Unleashing Your Inner Change Maker -Ben Allen, Founder and CEO, Oomph! Christine Asbury, CEO, WCS Care

Food and Drink at the End of Life – Ginny Allen, Social Care Programme Lead, Gold Standards Framework & Susan Williams, Matron & Registered Manager of Margaret Thatcher Infirmary, Royal Hospital Chelsea

Making Home Care Digital – Taffy Gatawa, Chief Information and Compliance Officer, everyLIFE Technologies

Volunteering – making it work for you and your community – Sarah Clarke-Kuhen, Group Director & Yunus Giwa, Senior Work Programmes Officer, Sanctuary Care & Emily Georghiou, Senior Programme Manager – Communities, The Centre for Ageing Better

 

Day 2 

Speakers 

Panel session Chair: Vic Rayner, Executive Director, NCF, ‘I didn’t get where I am today without caring’ -Karolina Gerlich, CEO, NACAS, Karen Knight, Managing Director, NorseCare & Ben Allen, Founder & CEO, Oomph! (no presentation)

Changing Perceptions with World First Learning Disability Sport – Martin McGuigan, Executive Director of Innovation/Managing Director- South & Central, CIC

Ageing Without Children – Kirsty Woodard, Consultant, Ageing Well Without Children

Power to Change – the role of communitry business in social care – Susie Finlayson, Development Manager, Power to Change

Focus on the Future – Vic Rayner, Executive Director, NCF

 

Workshops

Professor Julienne Meyer, CBE, Professor of Nursing: Care for Older People, City, University of London, Executive Director, My Home Life

Environmental concerns – how to change your relationship with waste – Matthew Norton, Director of Public Policy and External Affairs, apetito & Mark Thomas, Sustainability Manager, St Monica Trust

Home Care and Day Centres – are they a perfect match? – Alex Ramamurthy, Founder & CEO, Mirthy & Marie Ball, CEO, Quantum Care

Making connections – building vibrant and inclusive community relationships – Hilary Woodhead, Executive Director, NAPA & Natalie Ravenscroft, Experience Coordinator, Belong Crewe

Interior Design for Health and Well-being – Jacqui Smith, Creative Director, HomeSmiths