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  • Health & Social Care

Implementing the Care Act: Policy in Practice

  • Wednesday, 25 March 2015
  • Manchester Conference Centre
  • 08:30 - 13:30
  • Overview

Implementing The Care Act: Policy in Practice will offer practical guidance for local authorities and care providers to successfully deliver social care reforms and present a workable solution to tackling the care crisis.

The Care Act 2014 includes the first overhaul of social care statute in England for more than 60 years. It promises a reform of the system with new duties, responsibilities and legislation for local authorities and care providers to implement. This event will explain how to put the act into action.

There a number of key changes outlined in the legislation that will be adopted from April 2015 so it is imperative that service providers are prepared to implement the reforms and help drive up the quality of care and support. Aided by additional funding to local authorities for adult care and support, including £1.1 billion transferred from the NHS as part of the Better Care Fund, the changes promises some revolutionary legislation to deliver a better care system in England. There are new responsibilities for local authorities in the ‘wellbeing principle’ that are more structured around an individual’s journey through the system, new duties around need assessment and eligibility and also around the continuity of care.

The care reforms of course take place within the context of challenging austerity measures and budgets for local authorities at the same time as demand for services continues to increase. How can local authorities successfully deliver The Care Act reforms before and after the next spending review and ensure improvements in care and supported are achieved?

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  • Benefits of attending

  • Benefit from an in-depth look at the plans contained within The Care Act.
  • Learn about the new duties, responsibilities and legal legislation that care providers must implement.
  • Practical guidance, advice and opportunities to discuss how to put the act into action.
  • A comprehensive check-list for care providers to ensure they are fully prepared to implement the reforms and help drive up the quality of care and support by April 2015.
  • Learn more about additional funding to local authorities for adult care and support, including £1.1 billion transferred from the NHS as part of the Better Care Fund.
  • The steps that can be take to structure services and support around an individual’s journey through the system and improve the continuity of care.
  • Clarity on the assessment and eligibility criteria for a person’s care needs and carers.
  • How to meet the duty to provide information and advice service to service users.
  • Learn how to implement changes in care in a challenging environment of reduced resources and rising demand.
  • How services can offer joined-up care to improve support for people needing care and carers, particularly in transition between children and adult services and to support people moving between local authority areas.
  • How to drive better cooperation between local authority adult care and support, public health, children’s services and housing.
  • Learn how to implement changes in care in a challenging environment of reduced resources and rising demand.
  • Discover how plans are being rolled out currently by other care providers.
  • Benefit from knowledge sharing and networking.
  • Take advantage of the opportunity to build contacts.
  • Gain invaluable insight and information to be shared amongst colleagues and peers.

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Manchester Conference Centre

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