Reforming adult social care – is it just about the money? Learning from local innovation

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This event focused on the challenge of how local areas canbest integrate and commission care services to not only improve efficiencies, but also improve the quality of care and support.

Key speakers


Richard Humphries

Senior Fellow, The King's Fund


Andrea Sutcliffe

Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission

Tamara Finkelstein

Director General, Community Care, Department of Health



Welcome and introduction

  • Richard Humphries, Senior Fellow, Policy, The King's Fund

Integrating and reshaping care: lessons from Scotland

  • Geoff Huggins, Director of Health and Social Care Integration, Scottish Government

Professional social work: part of the solution

  • Dr Ruth Allen, Chief Executive, The British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and Director of Social Work, South West London and St George's Mental Health NHS Trust

Building the resilience of the workforce - our approach

  • Dominique Kent, Director of Operations, Good Care Group

Better lives for better days

  • Paul Stacey, New Support Advisor, Thera Trust

Developing integrated care in Hertfordshire

  • Chris Badger, Operations Director, Hertfordshire County Council

New approaches to home care: wellbeing teams

  • Helen Sanderson, Founder, Wellbeing Teams

Jointly and the jointly ecosystem

  • Madeleine Starr MBE, Director of Business Development and Innovation, Carers UK

Maximising the use of technologies to support transformation of social care in Hampshire

  • Graham Allen, Director of Adults' Health and Care, Hampshire County Council

Community social work practice

  • Liz Thorpe, Community Social Work Practice Manager, Calderdale Council

Local area coordination in Derby

  • Phil Taylor, Head of Service, Mental Health and Local Area Coordination, Derby City Council
  • Roger Teague, Local Area Coordinator, Derby City Council

It's not just about the money – quality matters too

  • Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission


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