Positive Ageing
11 Nov 2009
Discussed the challenges of delivering the government's Strategy on Ageing. Held at Cavendish Conference Centre, London

This timely conference assembled a panel of leading policy makers, health and social care managers and practitioners and representatives from the voluntary sector to deliver multi-agency working.

Stephen Burke, Chief Executive, Counsel and Care
Chair’s Opening Remarks

Jane Carrier and Natalie Penrose Preparing for the ageing population: Planning strategically for the challenge ahead
Jane Carrier, National Policy Lead - Older People and Adult Services, Audit Commission Natalie Penrose, Senior Manager, Research, Audit

Dr Finbarr Martin, National Clinical Director for Older People, Department of Health
Living well in later life - the DH contribution to the Ageing Strategy

Angela Eagle MP, Minister of State for Pensions and the Ageing Society, Department for Work and Pensions
Keynote address: Developments in the Government’s strategy on ageing

Angela Eagle MP, Minister of State for Pensions and the Ageing Society, Department for Work and Pensions
Questions and answer

Panel session: Harnessing the knowledge of older people – what do older people want from their services?
Lynn Strother, Director, Greater London Forum for Older People Lynne Berry, Chief Executive, WVRS

Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Brian Keating, Linkage Plus Programme, DWP
Lessons from Linkage plus

Maggie Ioannou, Director, Community Health Services, Croydon NHS Primary Care Trust
Transferring care across agency boundaries - from hospital to home

Pip Cotterill, Joint Planning Officer for Older People, Manchester Adult Social Care and NHS Manchester
Partnerships for Older People Project (POPP) case study

Sharon Longworth, Health and Community Well-Being, Essex County Council
Delivering effective LSP’s: Keeping partnerships on track

Panel session: Realising the financial benefits of joined up working without compromising on quality of service
Buffet Lunch, networking and exhibition
Guy Robertson, Prevention and Early Intervention Lead, Department of Health
Seminar: Benefits of prevention and early intervention in health and social care

Seminar: Delivering best practice in commissioning advocacy services
Martin Coyle, Head of Quality and Development Action for Advocacy Jon Palmer, Commissioning Project Officer, Adult Social Services and Housing, London Borough of Sutton

Refreshments, networking and exhibition
Rachael Bayley, The power of volunteering: supporting all older people to get more out of life
Phil Yeoman, Head of Extending Working Life Policies and Research, Department for Work and Pensions
Increasing employment opportunities for older people

Rachel Krys, Campaign Director, The Employers Forum on Age
Creating opportunities for older people in later life

Nigel Appleton, Director, Contact Consulting
Providing better support: Strengthening the link between housing, health and care

Final panel session and live interactive feedback on the new government strategy on ageing