Care England shines a spotlight on mental health issues at its annual conference

Britain’s Liberal Democrats MP Norman Lamb, speaks after losing to Lib Dem MP Tim Farron, in the race to become the party’s new leader, in London on July 16, 2015. Britain’s Liberal Democrats, junior partners in the country’s coalition government until May, elected Tim Farron as their new leader in a bid to rebuild support which crumbled after a disastrous general election result. AFP PHOTO / LEON NEAL (Photo credit should read LEON NEAL/AFP/Getty Images)

Care England will focus on mental health at its annual conference in November, with an agenda designed to engage professionals from sectors as diverse as childhood learning disabilities to dementia care.

The conference will examine how the Mental Capacity Act affects the care sector, and how businesses and policymakers are responding to changing care needs.

“This event has relevance for care providers from across the sector, whether they’re looking after people with learning disabilities, acquired brain injuries or older people with dementia. Our prominent speakers will be looking in particular at the implementation of the Mental Capacity Act and how we can share best practice to combat the immense challenges and thus continue ensuring consistently high standards of delivery,” said Professor Martin Green, Care England chief executive.

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Confirmed speakers include Baroness Finlay of Llandaff, a professor of Palliative Medicine at Cardiff University and an Independent Crossbench member of the House of Lords; Rt Hon Norman Lamb MP, Shadow Liberal Democrat spokesperson for health (pictured above); Peter Kinsey, chief executive of Care Management Group and Dominique Kent, director of operations at The Good Care Group.

The conference will take place at the Church House Conference Centre in London on Wednesday, 16 November.

 

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