A Day to Remember at Future of Care London 2022

12th April 2022

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Future of Care Conference London 2022 was a day to remember as visitors, speakers and exhibitors gathered at The King’s Fund to play a part in furthering innovation in the care sector. Sold-out, yet again, it left those who attended the conference with added knowledge, passionate perspectives and a readiness to implement what they learnt from the day.

Conference Chair Vic Rayner OBE, Chief Executive Officer, The National Care Forum, set the tone of the conference with her informative and inspiring opening words. With her extensive knowledge and expertise across the care sector, she set a great precedence for the day ahead.

Kicking off the programme was James Frewin, Head of Inspection London for Care Quality Commission, who shared his thoughts on achieving quality adult social care and how to prepare for future pressures. Gillian Keegan MP, The Minister of State for Care and Mental Health, presented her talk on building a world leading adult care system and the difficultly in decision making surrounding the impact of Covid-19 in care homes.

There was much to learn from Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive at Care England, who took a close look into the health and social care system – confirming what needs to be done to prepare for future pressures and build an effective, integrated system. Jonathan Freeman MBE, CEO, CareTech Foundation & Vice-Chair, Championing Social Care, called for a radical new approach to adult care recruitment and retention saying,

“My really big fear is that if you don’t do something big we are just going to remain on the current hamster wheel of recruitment.”

There were forward-thinking discussions on how AI in elderly care can relieve pressures in care homes, deliver diagnoses, enhance communication between older people and their families and restore quality of life for both nursing staff and residents. Additionally, conversations on how dementia friendly environments can be enhanced to bring purpose and joy to people with memory loss as well as understanding the current trends and future challenges of dementia.

The two panel sessions of the day expanded on crucial care sector keynotes. First up was a discussion on all matters to do with learning from the frontline to implement evidence in the realities of practice in adult social care. Panellists shared their own experiences of drawing on social care, with touching stories shared by Marie Lovell, Project Manager at Skills for Care, who reflected on her own personal experience.

Later that afternoon panellists closely examined how the care sector can expand the talent pool and what support and strategies can be implemented to develop a stronger workforce to meet the needs of tomorrow.

Vic Rayner interviewed Isaac Samuels, the Co-chair of the National Co-production Advisory Group, regarding his personal experience of social care during the Covid-19 pandemic, the struggles he faced and is still facing as a result of the pandemic. Isaac Samuels is greatly involved in the care sector, working closely with Vic on a number of occasions. He is also a co-chair for the working group which supports the All Party Parliamentary Group on adult social care.

Influential conversations were made during the regular breaks in between speaker sessions, which provided the perfect platform to network with the biggest names in the care sector and to reflect on the sessions gone. The networking lunch furthered connections made as delegates enjoyed Italian cuisine.

If you were unable to join the conference or would like the opportunity to hear from another set of inspirational speakers at the forefront of the care sector, then book your super early bird rate ticket for the Future of Care North 2022 conference here.

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