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Speaker line-up announced for Future of Care Conference

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Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive at Care England, Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector at the Care Quality Commission, and Kathryn Smith, CEO of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), are among the speakers at the Future of Care Conference at The King’s Fund on 22 June.

With the Early Bird ticket offer ending on 25 May, book now to avoid missing out.

ITV’s anchor Sameena Ali Khan is set to chair the highly-anticipated conference, which will consist of seminars, panel debates and an exciting fireside chat. Duncan Baker, the Conservative MP for North Norfolk, will first be addressing the delegates in a short welcome speech, where he will advise why social care workers deserve parity of esteem.

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Following the COVID-19 crisis, the conference sets to tackle the past, present and future effects of the virus. Speaking on how we can prepare for future pressures are: Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector at the Care Quality Commission, Eileen Rocard, Junior Economist at OECD and Dr Laura Shallcross, who was the academic lead for the VIVALDI research programme for COVID-19. Dr Shallcross will be delving into the research and data of the pandemic to understand the burden and impact on care homes.

As always, speakers push the need for stronger support across the sector. Looking at the support required for both those who receive and deliver social care is Sam Monaghan, Chief Executive Officer at MHA and Andy Briggs, Group Chief Executive at The Phoenix Group will look to how the sector, government and society must adapt to an ageing society in the new normal. Highlighting the equal importance for maintaining the level of priority for dementia is Fiona Carragher, Director of Research and Influencing at Alzheimer’s Society.

The conference will host two panel sessions on current concerns for social care – comprising some of the most prominent names in the industry. First, ‘The Road to Recovery’, sponsored by the Access Group will take place. Later in the day, ‘A New Deal for Care Sector Workers, Recruitment and Retention’ will be hosted, focusing on Brexit, COVID-19, immigration and the domestic workforce.

Returning as a coveted speaker is Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive at Care England, who will be speaking on the way forward for adult social care. Kathryn Smith, CEO of the Social Care Institute for Excellence (SCIE), will also discuss the way forward, focusing on how a strengths based approach can inspire improvement.

Ending the conference is the Fireside Chat between Tricia Pereira, Director of Operations at Skills for Care and Clenton Farquharson MBE, Director at Community Navigator Services CIC. Tricia and Clenton will set to challenge perspective as they deliberate on how we can build a better future for all workers within the care sector.

Avoid disappointment and book now for Early Bird discount rates here.

 

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