• Health & Social Care

Social Care Reform: Improving Care and Support for Older People

  • Thursday, 01 November 2018
  • The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester
  • 08:30 - 16:30
  • Overview

Adult social care provides extra support to those with physical or learning disabilities or physical and mental illness. In a speech about social care provision, Secretary of State, Jeremy Hunt admitted ‘we need to do better’. This conference, Social Care Reform: Improving Care and Support for Older People, will offer delegates the opportunity to discover more about the government’s plans to reform the sector and provide sustainable support for older people.

In 2015/2016 there were over 1.8 million new requests to local authorities for adult social care support. Three-quarters of these applications were from adults over the age of 65. As the population continues to get older, official estimates suggest there will be around 2.2 million more over 65s in 2027 compared with 2017, the demand for elderly social care will also increase. The social care system in the UK is already under pressure. Age UK suggests almost 1.2 million people aged 65 and over do not receive the care and support they need. A long-term sustainable solution urgently needs to be developed and implemented.

To tackle the challenges of an ageing population, the government’s green paper aims to set out the plans to reform the care and support system and improve provision for older people. It will build on previous reports, reviews and debates and look not only at statutory services but consider wider networks of support within communities. Embracing new technology, innovation and workforce models will play key roles in delivering better quality care.

The Social Care Reform: Improving Care and Support for Older People will discuss the contents of the green paper through a series of presentations, delivered by expert speakers, a debate on funding with highly informed panellists and the sharing of examples of best practice. Delegates will gain greater clarity as to the government’s ambitions for the future of social care and have the opportunity to discuss how these plans will impact on people’s lives.

 

To improve the provision of adult social care for the older generation the government is laying out plans in a green paper. The proposals in the paper will form a long-term blueprint for social care reform, with a view to establishing a sustainable system, capable of meeting the needs of an ever increasing aged population.
There are seven key principles that have guided the framework of the green paper. They are:

  • Quality and safety embedded in service provision
  • Whole-person, integrated care with the NHS and social care systems operating
    as one
  • The highest possible control given to those receiving support
  • A valued workforce
  • Better practical support for families and carers
  • A sustainable funding model for social care supported by a diverse, vibrant and
    stable market
  • Greater security for all – for those born or developing a care need early in life
    and for those entering old age who do not know what their future care needs
    may be

The green paper will undoubtedly stimulate the debate of long-term, sustainable funding. The Health and Social Care Secretary acknowledged that the “economics of the publicly funded social care market are highly fragile” and said care models needed to “transform and evolve”.

He said: “We will, therefore, look at how the government can prime innovation in the market, develop the evidence for new models and services, and encourage new models of care provision to expand at scale.” He added “We must make sure there is a long-term financially sustainable approach to funding the whole system.”

Tackling variations in care and ensuring that care quality is of the highest standard is a key priority. Greater integration between health and social care has long been an ambition, however, has had limited results. Whole-person integrated care will provide users with a single plan covering all of their health and social care needs, based on a joint assessment by both systems. Allowing recipients of social care greater control over their support package is also on the agenda, with a pledge to look at personal budgets and funding set aside for pilots schemes.

Social Care has experienced difficulties in workforce supply. With 90,000 vacancies currently in the social care sector, recruitment and retention are a major issue. Respecting, valuing and rewarding social care workers is crucial in providing the stable workforce needed to meet demand. Unpaid carers save the economy £132 billion per year, an average of £19,336 per carer. The vital work undertaken by these people cannot be underestimated and it has been recognised that greater levels of support should be provided for families and carers to help them undertake this important role.
The reform of the social care system will rely on innovations and the use of digital technologies. The Social Care Digital Innovation Programme (SCDIP) will support projects with funding that look to that can use information and technology to improve adult social care and health outcomes and deliver financial savings.

Join us at the Social Care Reform: Improving Care and Support for Older People where the future social care system will be under the spotlight providing a light for the way forward.

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  • Benefits of attending

  • Learn more about the contents of the Social Care Green Paper

  • Be updated with the issues and challenges facing the social care system for older people

  • Gain a greater understanding of the 7 guiding principles that will shape future policy

  • Hear more about the benefits of integrating health and social care to deliver person-centric care and support

  • Learn more about the challenges facing the workforce and how it can be better supported, respected and valued

  • Participate in a debate on funding and engage with expert panellists, fellow delegates and conference contributors

  • Understand more about the role of technology and how it can benefit the delivery of sustainable social care

  • Discover what support is needed by unpaid carers and families as they care for elderly people

  • Listen to a review of the current status of the care home market and how this sector can secure a sustainable future

  • Listen to a line-up of expert speakers

  • Benefit from the opportunity to question, discuss and debate the challenges and future opportunities

  • Take advantage of knowledge sharing and professional networking

  • Gain CPD credits

     

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  • Event Programme

08:30

Registration and Coffee in the Networking Area

09:25

Chair’s Opening Address

09:30

Keynote Address

  • Rt Hon Prof Paul Burstow, Chair , The Social Care Institute for Excellence and President of the Telecare Services Association (confirmed)
"Social Care Futures: From Welfare to Wellbeing"

The age profile of the UK’s population is changing profoundly thanks to increased life expectancy. In turn, long-term health conditions are driving the demand for care and support. How can we bend the demand curve for care and establish a sustainable system for the future. What role will the green paper play will it hold the answers?

09:50

Speaker TBC

"Applying Whole-Person Integrated Care"

A key principle of the green paper is the full integration of health and social care centred around the person. Embracing working together can be highly beneficial for patient well-being, efficiency and financial gains. It is hoped that following the reforms NHS and social care systems should be 'operating as one'.

10:10
"Outstanding Care for Older People; our future outstanding workforce"
10:30

Main Sponsor

10:50

Question and Answer Session

11:00

Coffee in the Networking Area

11:45

Panel Debate

Pat Jones-Greenhalgh, Executive Director Of Communities and Wellbeing, ADASS (confirmed)

Linda Thomas, Leader, Bolton Council (confirmed)

Barbara Keeley, Member of Parliament for Worsley And Eccles South (invited)

Michael Chick, Stakeholder Relations Manager, Alzheimer’s Society (confirmed)

Gerald Holtham, Visiting Professor of Regional Economy, Cardiff Metropolitan University (confirmed)

 

 

 

"Funding a Sustainable Social Care System"

Despite some new funding for adult social care, the system faces a funding gap of £2.2 billion by 2020. The Green Paper provides an important opportunity to set out the plans to secure a sustainable funding solution for the long-term. This debate offers a platform to discuss the very latest funding reform proposals and assess the way forward.

12:45

Case Study

Alertacall (confirmed)

13:05

Question and Answer Session

13:15

Lunch in the Networking Area

14:15

Chair’s Afternoon Address

14:20

Case Study

14:40

Case Study

15:00

Speaker TBC

"Embracing Technonolgy"

The role and use of technology, in the transformation of personalised social care, are seen as the catalyst for redesigning and delivering adult social care.

15:20

Question and Answer Session

15:30

Afternoon Refreshment Break

15:45
  • Giles Meyer, Chief Executive, Carers Trust (confirmed)
"Supporting Families and Carers"

There are 6.5 million people in the UK who are carers. Although caring for an older person can be rewarding, it can also be extremely demanding and can detrimentally impact on health, wellbeing and financial position.

Extra support provision has been highlighted as a key feature in the green paper.

16:05
  • Andrew Andrews, Senior Associate in the Regulatory Compliance team, VWV (confirmed)
"Market Oversight of Adult Social Care - A Regulatory Compliance Perspective"

An oversight of the CQC’s role of monitoring and assessing the financial sustainability of "difficult to replace" social care providers and ensuring continuity of care.

16:25

Question and Answer Session

16:30

Chair’s Closing Remarks and Event Close

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The Bridgewater Hall, Manchester

Construction of The Bridgewater Hall commenced on 22 March 1993, but the idea of a new concert hall for Manchester dates back to the reconstruction of the Free Trade Hall in the 1950s after wartime bomb damage. The Free Trade Hall was home to the city’s famous Hallé orchestra and also hosted rock and pop concerts. However, despite holding great public affection, the 1850s Free Trade Hall was ill-equipped to respond to the rising standards of service and acoustic excellence demanded by performers and audiences.

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  • Business Development and Investment Directors / Managers
  • Care at Home Managers
  • Care Coordinators
  • Care Home Owners / Managers
  • Care Providers
  • Care Services Directors / Managers
  • Carers
  • Chairs
  • Chief Executives / Executive Directors
  • Clinical Leads/Directors and Specialists
  • Commissioning Directors / Managers
  • Community Health and Outreach Teams
  • Consultant Social Workers
  • Consultants
  • Council Leaders
  • Councillors
  • Directors / Managers of Older Peoples' Services
  • Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Directors of Integrated Care
  • Directors of Public Health
  • Directors/Heads of Development
  • Directors/Heads of Policy and Strategy

 

  • Equality, Diversity and Human Rights Practitioners

  • Extra Care Housing Managers/Homecare

  • Gerontologists

  • Heads of Assisted and Independent Housing

  • Heads of Assistive Technology

  • Heads of Community Care Services

  • Heads of Housing Services

  • Heads of Telecare / Telehealth

  • Heads of Wellbeing, Heads of Inclusion

  • Health Economics Professionals

  • Knowledge Transfer Managers

  • Legal Advisers

  • Local Authority Teams
  • Medical Directors

  • Pension Fund Managers

  • Research Directors / Professors

  • Social Inclusion Officers

  • Social Services Executives

  • Strategic Development Directors / Managers

  • Technology Leads

  • Trade Union Representatives