Social care reform – where next?

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Venue: 
The King's Fund

Event highlights

Featuring Paul Burstow MP, this conference brought together key policy designers and decision-makers to discuss the implications of the care and support White Paper and explore the future of social care reform.

Watch the main sessions below or download the speakers' slides from the presentations tab above.

Presentations and talks from this conference

In his keynote address, Paul Burstow MP, Minister of State for Care Services, reflects on the care and support White Paper and the future of social care provision. You can also read Paul's full speech.

Howard Catton, Cllr David Rogers OBE, Jeremy Taylor and Peter Beresford give their reactions to the proposals set out in the care and support White Paper.

Sarah Pickup, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, talks through the care and support White Paper and where it leaves us in terms of social care reform.

Simon Gillespie, Chair at the Care & Support Alliance, discusses why social care needs to be reformed and gives an overview of the care and support White Paper and the key recommendations identified by the Dilnot Commission.

Michelle Mitchell, Ed Moses, Dr Mark Jackson, Nick Kirwan and Charles Tallack share their views on social care funding.

Programme

Programme

Session one: The care and support White Paper

Welcome and introduction
Nick Timmins, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

Panel session: How have recent reforms changed the landscape of care? How can local authorities, the NHS and other service providers link up to deliver better outcomes for service users?

  • Howard Catton, Head of Policy and International, Royal College of Nursing
  • Peter Beresford, Director, Centre for Citizen Participation, Brunel University 
  • Jeremy Taylor, Chief Executive, National Voices Cllr 
  • David Rogers OBE, Chair, LGA Community Wellbeing Board

Session two: Where do we go from here?

Welcome and introduction
Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

A single, simple and modern framework
Sarah Pickup, President, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services

Establishing a unified adult social care statute
Frances Patterson QC, Public Law Commissioner

Building a fair and sustainable care system
Simon Gillespie, Chair, Care and Support Alliance

Achieving our aspiration for excellence in social care services
Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Executive, Social Care Institute for Excellence

Questions and discussion

Session three: Keynote address

Welcome and introduction
Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

The care and support White Paper
Paul Burstow MP, Minister of State (Care Services)

Session four: Case study breakouts

Four breakout sessions showing innovative projects, best practice in social care.

1. How can social media help us deliver better care?

  • Steve Pashley, Health2Works
  • Jasmine Ali, Social Care Development Manager, Patient Opinion

2. Ensuring excellence

  • Tim Gilling, Acting Executive Director, Centre for Public Scrutiny
  • Oliver Mills, National Programme Director, Towards Excellence, Local Government Association

3. Supporting people to manage care

  • Richard Kramer, Director of Connected Health, Turning Point
  • Daniel Pearson, Director, FirstStop Care Advice

4. Providing better outcomes through personalised services

  • Simon Stockton, Director, Groundswell Partnership
  • Sam Bennett, Director, Groundswell Partnership

Session five: Paying for care – the government's response to Dilnot

Welcome and introduction
Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

Panel session: How can care providers deliver improved services in the context of cuts to council budgets; can we really reform social care services without adding increased administration costs?

  • Michelle Mitchell, Director-General, AgeUK
  • Ed Moses, Social Care Strategic Policy and Finance, Department of Health
  • Nick Kirwan, Assistant Director, Health and Protection, Association of British Insurers
  • Dr Mark Jackson, Deputy Chairman, Saga
  • Charles Tallack, Head, Social Care Funding Reform, Department of Health