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"Looking after the wellbeing of you, your staff and the people you support"

Day 1 - Monday 12 November: 

11:00 - 11:30Registration
11:30 - 11:45WelcomeSharon Blackburn CBE, Policy and Communications Director, NCF
11:45 - 12:15Great Leaders = Great care and supportSharon Allen OBE, CEO, Skills for Care

12:15 - 12:45Workforce: the heartbeat of careCaroline Dinenage MP, Minister of for Care 
12:45 - 13:45LUNCH & EXHIBITION
Visit exhibitor stands to see how they can support you in your everyday practice
13:45 - 14:15Remember Your Why: Leadership in Care how our model can offer effective leadershipDr David Sheard, Founder, Dementia Care Matters
14:15 - 15:15


Sponsored by HUR

in association with NAPA
15:15 - 15:30REFRESHMENTS & 'FREE-RANGE' sessionGrab a drink and visit the providers
 you couldn't get to during the Festival of Wellbeing!

15:30 - 16:30
Workshop Session 1
1. Attracting a more diverse workforce: how do we solve today's recruitment crisis?

2. LGBT+ Homecare Provision

3. Managing sickness absence – getting the balance between support for employees and managing the impact of absences on the organisation

4. Lone Ranger: The impact and challenges of lone workers in social care

5.Flu Fighter Care: vaccinating your staff against flu

1. Dave Beesley, Talent Director, and William Shepherd, CEO, Cohesion Recruitment

2. Ramses Underhill-Smith, Managing Director, Alternatives Care Services

3. Hannah Bollard, Solicitor, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP 

4. Diane Buddery, Project Manager – Policy, Skills for Care & Tim Allan, Partner, York Consulting 

5. Stephanie Foley, Senior Programme Officer, NHS Employers

16:30 - 17:00DiversitySam Monaghan, CEO, MHA

17:00 - 17:30Live Music in Care: evaluation of impact of interactive live music interventions for people living & working in care home settings as part of the national A Choir in Every Care Home initiativeLive Music Now
Douglas Noble Strategic Director Wellbeing Live Music Now, Dr David Walters Centre for Arts Wellbeing, University of Winchester , David Jones and Rebecca Cohen Live Music Now

17:30 - 18:30

End of Day 1 

Relax in the pool, sauna or knock it out in the gym!

Conference Drinks Reception - supported by Compass Associates
21:00 Disco!

Day 2 - Tuesday 13 November: 

9:15 - 9:30Welcome to day 2 with the NCF Rising Stars
chaired by Angharad Jenkins, Editor, CMM

Person Centred Software NCF Rising Stars sponsors for the Managers Conference 2018
9:30 - 10:00Dementia is a Team GameIan Donaghy, Author 'Dear Dementia' & Head of #DEMENTIAisAteamGAME Campaign
10:00 - 10.30Fit to sit: the importance of strength and moving more for falls preventionProf Dawn Skelton, Professor of Ageing and Health,
School of Heath and Life Sciences, Institute for Applied Health Research, Centre for Living, Glasgow Caledonia University 

10:30 - 11:30
Workshops Session 2

1. Intimate Relationships

2. Supporting unpaid carers' wellbeing & the Carers Action Plan

3. Faith and Spirituality

4. Wellbeing for all - supporting a good death

5. Opening a new care home

1. Dr Claire Bates, Quality Analyst/Researcher, Supported Loving 

2. Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK

3. Bruce Adams, Group Manager - Innovation & Business Development, Altura Learning, Rev Dr Chris Swift, Director of Chaplaincy and Spirituality, MHA

4.Claire Henry MBE, Director of Improvement and Transformation, Hospice UK & Katie IbbesonMember of the People in Partnership Group, Hospice UK 

5. Paul Newman, CEO, Greensleeves Care & Christine Asbury, CEO, WCS Care
Visit exhibitor stands to see how they can support you in your everyday practice
12:00 - 12:30STOMP (STopping Over-Medication of People with a learning disability, autism or both) Jill Parker, Senior Policy Advisor, VODG & Social Care Lead for the NHS England STOMP campaign 
12:30 - 13:00

Person Centred Care 

Sue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspection, Care Quality Commission - Central Region
13:00 - 13:20

13:20 - 13:30
Keeping Health! Some thoughts to support the wellbeing of social care for the year ahead

Closing remarks and reflections
Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum 

Sharon Blackburn, Policy and Communications Director, NCF
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