‘Care About Our Future’
Global Symposium for Sustainable Care and Support
The 2023 Global Ageing Network’s biennial conference in Glasgow on 7th and 8th September in conjunction with Scottish Care and the National Care Forum – leading care and support provider associations in Scotland and England – provides an outstanding opportunity and venue for colleagues to gather in a unique forum dedicated to shared learning and professional networking.
The conference will showcase innovative and forward-looking programmes and approaches from around the world, offering a stimulating forum for the exchange of both practical knowledge and new strategies focused on the provision of high-quality care and support.
The programme will cover a range of international perspectives on global issues including: Workforce; Human Rights; Music, the Visual Arts, and Creativity; Models of Care; Ethical Issues; and, Changing Management and Leadership Practices.
Katie Smith Sloan, Executive Director, The Global Ageing Network said: “This conference comes at a critical time for the social care sector as we look to chart the future in a world that is ageing rapidly. We look forward to being with colleagues from around the world to learn, share, and innovate together.”
Delegates will consist of leaders and professionals from the United Kingdom and throughout the world including: owners, sponsors and operators; CEOs and other senior-level executives; along with a vast array of board members, researchers, care innovators, business providers, policy makers, frontline managers and staff, care home residents and community-based clients with lived experience, and family carers.”
Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care said: “Scottish Care is delighted to be able to welcome delegates from across the globe to this international symposium on ageing. Delegates will take part in an event over two days which will be both dynamic and creative highlighting all the issues which matter to the world’s older person population and to the staff and organisations which care for and support them. This is a unique opportunity which will bring together professionals in social and health care, academics, researchers and critically those who receive care and support from across the world. It will provide an opportunity to learn from experiences from around the world, to address common challenges and opportunities, and to support one another as we celebrate older age.
Scotland has a long history of welcoming peoples from across the world and delegates will receive a warm welcome in the city of Glasgow which prides itself in its motto to being all about people. We are inviting our colleagues from around the world to come to Glasgow and join with us in a ceilidh for older age.”
Conference delegates will participate in interactive sessions to gain inspiration and practical tools, as they forge new partnerships, both locally and abroad.
Professor Vic Rayner OBE, Chief Executive, National Care Forum said: “This conference is a unique opportunity for the UK to host colleagues from across the globe to tackle the big challenges and opportunities represented by a global ageing population.
We have so much to learn from each other and I am delighted that NCF are partnering with Scottish Care and the Global Ageing Network to ensure that the care we provide now and in the future meets the needs of all older people – wherever they are in the world. I hope that older people, providers of care, innovators and visionaries, educators and colleagues involved in the commissioning of care will come together with us in Glasgow to show we care about our future at this global symposium on sustainable care and support.”