Overview

09 Mar, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm10 Mar, 20229:00 am-1:00 pm
Online Forum
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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 brings together sector leaders, practitioners and researchers to address the current challenges across adult social care, and explore opportunities for improving support and service provision in light of the recent December 2021 ‘People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper’ released by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

The Forum will explore what effective service delivery looks like in the context of rising demand, staff shortages, and funding pressures, providing attendees with the latest policy and funding updates from the DHSC, key inspections guidance from the CQC, best practice case studies, and practical workshops to support them in improving service delivery across the board.

What to expect:

  • Insights and guidance on the December 2021 People at the Heart of Care White Paper from the Director General, Adult Social Care at the DHSC
  • An adult social care inspections update from the CQC including key guidance around recruitment and retention
  • Skills for Care to provide an interactive workshop on workforce recruitment and retention, and managing transitions in care
  • Analysis of key lessons learned from Covid-19
  • Best practice examples from local councils who have improved staff wellbeing using technology to increase the independence of vulnerable adults

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

Michelle Dyson photo
Michelle Dyson
Director General, Adult Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care
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

Other Speakers

Liz Howard photo
Liz Howard
Professional Officer
BASW (British Association of Social Workers)
Joanna Billings photo
Joanna Billings
Occupational Therapist
Devon County Council
Helen Duff photo
Helen Duff
Social Worker
Devon County Council

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, retention and address workforce depletions
  • Examining how person-centred approaches to care can be implemented to improve care quality
  • Discussing the role culturally appropriate care practices can have in addressing health inequalities
Kate Terroni
Kate Terroni
Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care
Care Quality Commission (CQC)
Confirmed
Glenice Lake
Glenice Lake
Expert by Experience
Confirmed
10:30 am
Networking Break
10:50 am
DHSC Keynote: Adult Social Care - Charging and System Reform
  • Examining how the proposals set out in the People at the Heart of Care: adult social care reform white paper will impact service delivery over the next 3 years
  • 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
Michelle Dyson
Michelle Dyson
Director General, Adult Social Care
Department of Health and Social Care
Confirmed
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
Confirmed
Helen Duff
Helen Duff
Social Worker
Devon County Council
Confirmed
11:40 am
Interactive Q&A Session
11:50 am
Networking Break
12:10 pm
Workshop: Learning to Effectively Manage the Transition between Children’s and Adult’s Services

BASW’s Capabilities Statements were commissioned by DHSC to ensure personalised care and support, human rights-based practice, and robust advocacy are available for people and families. This session will support you in developing practice that positively support young people in transition to adulthood.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the impact of taking a person-centred and human rights-based approach to transitions
  • Know where to access resources to support the implementation of best practices in transition
  • Understand best practice for effectively supporting young people during the transition into adulthood
Liz Howard
Liz Howard
Professional Officer
BASW (British Association of Social Workers)
Confirmed
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
9:40 am
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 Data to Transform Care Services

Soctim have supported the NHS and Councils to transform service delivery thorough digitally enabled integrated care. This session will provide an insight into how data can be used to improve service delivery, and reduce costs.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand models for collecting data, and how to integrate data from technology enabled care services with other data from health and social care
  • Learn how to use data to evaluate and improve services, and best practice for carrying out data mapping through practical examples
  • Know how to use data to identify priorities for service improvement and cost savings
Jerry Hall
Jerry Hall
Client Services Director
Soctim
Confirmed
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