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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 - 12:15The centrality of personal mental and physical health to the managers & their teamsSharon Allen OBE, CEO, Skills for Care

12:15 - 12:45A vision for the workforce, the changing demands & requirements & how to promote greater diversity within teamsCaroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State at the Department of Health and Social Care  - CONFIRMED
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 leadershipDavid Sheard, Founder, Dementia Care Matters- CONFIRMED
14:15 - 15:15

                  FESTIVAL OF WELLBEING 

                                in association with NAPA

On registration you will be asked to choose to visit 3 providers of the Wellbeing products and services that can support you in your daily practice
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. Men in Care

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. Healthy workplaces and lone workers

5. Flu Fighter Campaign

1. Cohesion - CONFIRMED

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

3. Hannah Bollard, Solicitor, Anthony Collins Solicitors LLP - CONFIRMED

4. Diane Buddery, Project Manager – Policy, Skills for Care - CONFIRMED

5. NHS Employers - CONFIRMED

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

17:00 - 17:30Choir in Every Care HomeDouglas Noble - CONFIRMED

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


Day 2 - Tuesday 13 November: 

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

NCF Rising Stars sponsors for the Managers Conference 2018
9:30 - 9:50How to sustain the Wellbeing of you & your teamIan Donaghy, Author 'DearDementia' - CONFIRMED
9.50 - 10.15Falls prevention and motivation of older and
frailer adults to take part in strength and balance exercise to prevent falls and fractures
Prof Dawn Skelton, Professor of Ageing and Health,
School of Heath and Life Sciences, Institute for Applied Health Research, Centre for Living,
Glasgow Caledonia University - CONFIRMED

10:15 - 11:15
Workshops Session 2
1. Intimate Relationships

2. Managing a new home

3. Supporting Carers wellbeing /the Carers Action Plan

4. Faith and Spirituality

5. Wellbeing for all - supporting a good death

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

4. Paul Newman, CEO, Greensleeves Care & Christine Asbury, CEO, WCS Care - CONFIRMED

3. Emily Holzhausen, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK - CONFIRMED

4. Altura Learning, Rev Dr Chris Swift, Director of Chaplaincy and Spirituality,

5.Claire Henry MBE, Director of Improvement and Transformation, Hospice UK & Katie IbbesonMember of the People in Partnership Group, Hospice UKCONFIRMED
Visit exhibitor stands to see how they can support you in your everyday practice
11:45 - 12:15STOMP (STopping Over-Medication of People with a learning disability, autism or both) Jill Parker, Social Care Lead for the NHS England STOMP campaign - CONFIRMED
12:15 - 12:45

Person Centred Care 

Sue Howard, Deputy Chief Inspection, Care Quality Commission - Central Region - CONFIRMED
12:45 - 13:00Closing remarks and reflectionsVic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum - CONFIRMED
13:15CONFERENCE CLOSES WITH LUNCHYour last opportunity to make connections
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