Delivering Quality Care
27 Jan 2010
Counsel and Care 5th National Conference. Held at Inmarsat Conference Centre, London

This year's conference addressed the six key elements that people can expect from a national social care service: access to prevention services; a joined up service; appropriate information and advice; personalised care and support; and fair funding.

Programme
09:45
Stephen Burke, Chief Executive, Counsel and Care
Welcome and opening address from Conference Chair

09:50
Ann Mcfarlane OBE, Consultant Disability Services
Opening comments

10:00
Dr Julien Forder, Research Fellow, Personal Social Services Reseach Unit, London School of Economics
The costs and benefits of social care funding in England

10:20
John Bolton, Director, Strategic Finance, Department of Health
Keynote address: getting best value from care spending

10:45
Questions and discussion: Session 1
11:00
Expert panel
Andy McKeon, Managing Director, Health, The Audit Commission Baroness Greengross, Vice-Chair, All-Party Parliamentary Group on Dementia, Ageing and Older People and Chief Executive, International Longevity Centre Jeff Jerome, National Director for Social Care Transformation Melinda Phillips, Chief Execuitve, Housing 21

11:45
Refreshments and networking
12:15
Richard Gibson, Independent Consultant for Joseph Rowntree Foundation
Helping old people to stay in their homes for longer: overcoming obstacles to equity release

12:30
Learning from the East Sussex POPP Programme ‘Independence First’
Sarah Crouch, PPF Service Development & Performance Manager, Adult Social Care, East Sussex County Council Adrian Ley, East Sussex POPP Reference Group Member

12:45
Questions and discussion: Session 2
13:00
Buffet lunch, exhibition and networking
14:00
Dame Jo Williams, Commissioner, Care Quality Commission
Getting back to basics: improving people's experience

14:15
Alison Fernando, Manager, Financial Capability, FSA
Building financial capibility: improving information and access

14:30
Lord Richard Best OBE, Chairman, Innovation Panel and President, Local Government Association and Chairman, Hanover Housing Association
Delivering on housing needs: improving health and quality of life

14:45
Questions and discussion: Session 3
15:00
Refreshments and networking
15:25
Baroness Barker, Liberal Democrat member of the House of Lords
Keynote address

15:50
Panel discussion: Session 4
Andrew Cozens, Strategic Adviser, Children, Adults and Health Services, IDeA Andrew Harrop, Head of Public Policy at Age Concern and Help the Aged Jenny Owen, President, ADASS Imelda Redmond, Chief Executive, Carers UK

16:25
Stephen Burke, Chief Executive, Counsel and Care
Chair's closing comments