Social care continues to work within a financially challenging environment, face unprecedented levels of scrutiny and work with an agenda that promotes choices and personalised care.
This conference offered a key opportunity for social care leaders, policy-makers, commissioners, and providers to explore how the sector can respond positively to the challenges now and in the future.
The sustainability of social care services
We're currently undertaking a joint research project with the Nuffield Trust exploring the pressures facing care services and their implications.
We showcased the findings at the event and shared evidence on the relationship between changes in spending, how this feeds through to the quality and quantity of services, and the impact on the health and wellbeing of people who use them.
Debating the future of social care funding
We debated the funding model and policy levers needed to secure a sustainable future for social care with members of parliament and leading social care figures.
Innovative practices and strategies
Breakout sessions featured innovative services that are delivering excellent outcomes for individuals – and cost savings for commissioners too.
Overcoming the challenges facing the sector
In addition to funding, we looked at how to overcome the regulation, quality and workforce challenges that face the sector.