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NCF WORKSHOPS SESSION DAY 3 - 18th April Afternoon Session

The Future Looks Bright

Camilla Vickers, Founder & Manager, healthpitch 
REACHING HIGH FOR HUMAN CONNECTION - Through great advances in living conditions and medicine involving major investment, we are extending people’s lives – but many question what is the point if the quality of that extra life isn’t good?
Solid scientific evidence shows how fascinating and challenging arts engagement contributes to health, wellbeing and independence. However, for various often complex reasons identified by high-level research, the level of arts provision in care settings can vary enormously.   
How to bridge this gap: bring engaging performance, featuring professional artists who should be not be expected to perform for free, to those often overlooked yet who stand to benefit so much? Our performances are professional yet accessible, relevant and intimate, truly engaging our audiences. While opera is our primary medium, we invite collaboration with other music and art forms.
Why opera? This is where our own story began. We believe the singing voice has a significant role to play in bringing healing, meaning and inspiration. Emotional and psychological benefits are well documented, and recent findings demonstrate physiological changes too. Some consider opera singers to be the olympic performers of singing. We aim to attract attention of olympic proportions to the health benefits of quality arts engagement for those often overlooked – our talented opera singers can help to do this. Follow healthpitch on twitter @healthpitchUK

Daniel Carrico, Head of Orientation, Allia - Impact Finance 
Daniel focuses on meeting clients to discuss the range of different bonds funding options available to assist clients with their development goals. This includes bonds listed on The London Stock Exchange and unlisted bond structures. His experience was gained through over 12 years in the financial services industry dealing with SME’s, corporate clients and the not-for-profit sector.  Follow Allia on twitter @AlliaLtd

Andy Cole, Operational Manager Locality Services, Vale of Glamorgan

Dr Jane Townson, CEO, Somerset Care 
Dr Jane Townson was appointed as Chief Executive of the Somerset Care Group in June 2015, after joining the Board as a Non-Executive Director in April 2011. Jane’s first career was spent in international leadership roles in research and development in ICI, AstraZeneca and Syngenta, where she was Global Head of Bioscience Research. She then established her own business providing consultancy and training on the link between nutrition and health, working with private individuals and public sector organisations. From 2005 to 2014 she was a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, gaining significant experience in corporate, clinical and social care governance. Jane is also currently a director of the UK Home Care Association; and Chairman of the Board of YourLife Management Services, a JV between Somerset Care and McCarthy and Stone.  Follow Jane on twitter @drjanetownson
Jeremy Walford, Managing Director, Middleton Hall Retirement Village
Jeremy Walford has been Managing Director of Middleton Hall since accidentally taking over an almost bankrupt, failing nursing home in 1996, planning and implementing a transformation to a multi service retirement village.  
Middleton Hall provides facilities and services for around 200 residents in three independent living services and three care services.  To complement high quality resident services, Middleton Hall provides a swimming pool, gym, bowling green, golf course, restaurant, bistro, bar, recreational centre and shop.  The company has 185 employees. Middleton Hall's services include:
  • The first zero carbon retirement properties in the UK
  • Medical Centre (GP practice) for the local community built with the NHS
  • Dutch based small group living service for people living with dementia
Middleton Hall’s care services were assessed by CQC as "Outstanding" in all five areas that CQC inspects in 2017.
Follow Jeremy on twitter @JeremyWalford

David Williams, CEO, St Monica Trust
David Williams is a psychologist by profession and has held a number of senior positions within the health and social care sector.   As CEO of St Monica Trust, he is responsible for establishing the organisation as a major provider of older people’s housing and care services within the South West.   Prior to this position, David was Director of Health, Social Care and Support at the Accord Housing Association Group based in the West Midlands.  
David is a non-executive Director of the National Care Forum and a founder member of Comm Age, an organisation established to improve older people’s care and housing across the Commonwealth.
He has a lifelong interest in evidence-based practice, intergenerational service development and dementia and housing best practice.  He recently was involved in the establishment of a National intergenerational steering group and spoke at the launch of the all party intergenerational enquiry in London. Follow David on twitter @SMT_DavidW

Pauline Shaw OBE, Director of Care & Service Development, The Royal Star & Garter Development

Prior to joining the Charity, Pauline was a registered nurse for 20 years, both in the UK and New Zealand. She has an MSc in Health Care Management from the University of Surrey. Pauline is currently involved in a NICE committee to review dementia care guidelines in residential settings.  Pauline is a Trustee with the RNBT. Pauline joined the Charity in 2001.

Follow Pauline on twitter @RSGHDoC

Ed Watkinson, Director of Care Quality, QCS 
Ed has wide experience across a variety of roles in the care sector. He has been a care assistant, registered manager, area manager, care manager and senior commissioner. He has also served as a Planning and Commissioning Manager for Buckinghamshire County Council and as Methodology Developer and Regulatory Inspector for the Commission for Social Care Inspection and most recently he has worked as a Regulation Manager for Barchester Healthcare. In addition Ed was on secondment with the Care Quality Commission during 2014 and was central to the development, piloting and roll out of the Care Quality Commission’s new inspection methodology as part of their Policy Team. Follow QCS on twitter @UKQCS ‏

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