Overview

09 Mar, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm10 Mar, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm
Online Forum

The Adult Social Care Forum provides practitioners with the knowledge and best practice strategies to effectively support vulnerable adults. The Forum will cover effective service delivery in the context of rising demand, staff shortages, and funding pressures, providing attendees with policy and funding updates, best practice case studies, and practical workshops to support them in improving service delivery in their Local Authority.

The Adult Social Care Forum provides practitioners with the knowledge and best practice strategies to effectively support vulnerable adults. The Forum will cover effective service delivery in the context of rising demand, staff shortages, and funding pressures, providing attendees with policy and funding updates, best practice case studies, and practical workshops to support them in improving service delivery in their Local Authority.

Key Features of an Online IG Event

  • Sector based networking and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
  • Topic based discussion groups

Key Speakers

Kate Terroni photo
Kate Terroni
Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Jim Thomas photo
Jim Thomas
Head of Workforce Capacity and Transformation
Skills for Care

Agenda

  • 9th March
  • 10th March
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Jonathan Rallings
Jonathan Rallings
Senior Policy Officer
County Councils Network (CCN)
Confirmed
9:45 am
CQC Keynote: An Update on the State of Adult Social Care
  • Highlighting the importance of clear career pathways and ongoing training to improve recruitment and retention and address workforce depletions
  • Examining how person-centred approaches to care can be implemented improve care quality
  • Discussing the role culturally appropriate care practices in address health inequalities
Kate Terroni
Kate Terroni
Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Confirmed
10:30 am
Networking Break
10:50 am
DHSC Keynote: Understanding the Social Care Cap
  • Outlining how the social care cap will work in practice, including how the cap impacts council payments
  • Sharing how the Health and Social Care Levy will be used to support the delivery of adult social care and workforce recruitment and retention
  • Highlighting how to access the funds raised through the Levy to support service delivery in your Local Authority
Katy Weeks
Katy Weeks
Deputy Director (Adult Social Care)
Department of Health and Social Care
Invited
11:10 am
Interactive Q&A Session
11:20 am
Case Study: Responding to Covid-19 by Developing an Effective Staff Wellbeing Plan to Improve Service Delivery

Devon County Council implemented a wellbeing plan in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, seeking to establish a sustainable model for staff wellbeing that would support staff to be happy and effective in their role. This session will provide key insights into:

  • The impact of the Wellbeing Plan on staff, and on recruitment and retention
  • Best practice strategies for supporting staff wellbeing, including the role of Wellbeing Supporters and the Wellbeing Reference Group
  • Highlighting how the wellbeing strategy has impacted service delivery
  • Sharing future plans for continuing to support staff wellbeing at Devon County Council
Joanna Billings
Joanna Billings
Occupational Therapist
Devon County Council
Invited
Helen Duff
Helen Duff
Social Worker
Devon County Council
Invited
Interactive Q&A Session
12:10 pm
Workshop: Learning to Effectively Manage the Transition between Children’s and Adult’s Services

The “Mind the Gap” project in Camden is delivered in partnership between the council, CCG, and voluntary sector. The project aims to improve the experience and outcomes of transition between CAMHS and AMHS. By focussing on partnership working and coproduction with young people, the project has improved rates of successful transition, and improved the cost-effectiveness of the service.

Learning Objectives:

  • Learn how to create transition protocols that boost rates of successful transition and improve outcomes
  • Understand best practice for effective coproduction to improve service delivery
  • Learn how to develop partnerships that improve outcomes and value for money in service delivery
Marta Calonge-Contreras
Marta Calonge-Contreras
Strategic Commissioning Manager (Children and Families)
London Borough of Camden
Invited
12:50 pm
Chair's Day 1 Close
Jonathan Rallings
Jonathan Rallings
Senior Policy Officer
County Councils Network (CCN)
Confirmed
1:00 pm
Day 1 Close
9:00 am
Login and Accessing Online Event Platform
  • One on one networking opportunities and live delegate meet ups
  • Replay functions so you never miss a session
  • Live chat, questioning and polling tools
  • Real time resources and presentations
  • A next generation conference engagement platform
9:20 am
Your Tour of the Online Conference Platform

Before proceedings get underway, this short explainer session will explore how you can get the most out of our new next generation Conference platform.

Our IG Team will run through how to make virtual connections, creating networking meet ups, accessing content on demand and how to use our new Q&A, chat functions and virtual polling tools.

9:30 am
Chair's Welcome Address
Jonathan Rallings
Jonathan Rallings
Senior Policy Officer
County Councils Network (CCN)
Confirmed
NCA Keynote: Lessons Learned from Covid-19 and Sharing Insights into How the Sector Can Recover
  • Highlighting key learnings for the social care sector from the Covid-19 pandemic
  • Examining how policy and funding developments following the pandemic can enable the social care sector to recover moving forward
  • Highlighting the role of workforce development in pandemic recover for the social care sector
Nadra Ahmed OBE
Nadra Ahmed OBE
CEO, National Care Association
Incoming Chair, Care Provider Alliance
Confirmed
10:00 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:10 am
Commission on Housing and Care: The Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support
  • Sharing the key recommendations from the Commission on the Role of Housing in the Future of Care and Support’s report on housing with care and support
  • Highlighting the role of local co-production forums in improving commissioning and design
  • Sharing how Local Authorities can partner with providers to pool statutory funding and drive improvements in housing with care and support
Paul Burstow
Paul Burstow
Chair, SCIE
Co-Chair, Commission on Housing and Care
Confirmed
10:30 am
Interactive Q&A Session
10:40 am
Networking Break
11:00 am
Workshop: Designing an Effective Recruitment and Retention Strategy to Support Your Adult Social Care Services

According to the National Care Forum, the social care sector is facing “the most acute recruitment and retention crisis” in its history. Using innovative recruitment and retention strategies can allow care providers to focus on effective delivery and improving outcomes. Skills for Care provide support for service providers to create a well-led, skilled and valued social care workforce.

 

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the balance between attracting and recruiting the right staff and development and retention, to maintain a skilled workforce
  • Learn how to implement innovative strategies to attract candidates, including the importance of values-based recruitment
  • Know how to frame vacancies to attract the right candidates and improve staff retention
  • Examine your training and development practices to improve staff retention
Jim Thomas
Jim Thomas
Head of Workforce Capacity and Transformation
Skills for Care
Confirmed
11:40 am
Networking Break
12:00 pm
Workshop: Using Technology to Increase the Independence of Vulnerable Adults

TECHknow is an online resource that allows adults with learning disabilities, or those who care for them, to find technology to help them be more independent. Developed in partnership between the LGA and NHS Digital, TECHknow was launched in December 2020.

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the benefits and challenges of using encouraging the adoption of technology to increase independence
  • Know how to carry out frequent and successful stakeholder engagement to ensure that service users are at the heart of project design, including how to set up a c-production group
  • Know how to effectively implement projects which use technology to increase the independence
Gareth Peters
Gareth Peters
Lead Service Manager (Learning Disability Partnership)
Cambridgeshire County Council
Invited
12:40 pm
Chair's Closing Remarks
12:50 pm
Forum Close

*programme subject to change

Audience

This Forum is specifically designed for Local Government, and the Health and Voluntary Sectors. Typical job titles will include:

 

  • Directors of Adult Services
  • Social Workers
  • Heads of Care Planning
  • Heads of Adult Social Care
  • Operations Managers for Care Services
  • Mental Health & Learning Disability Service Lead