A Call to Arms: Champion Change in Care

The challenges of 2023 were some of the greatest the sector has seen, and we expect the sector to face those of a similar magnitude this year.  Against a backdrop of issues including long-term underfunding, recruitment and retention challenges and a new regulatory approach, it can be difficult to look at the future of care with optimism. Despite this, moving towards positive changes is our goal.

Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive of Care England, said:
“We know Government action is needed urgently to address the problems that face the social care sector. In the year of a general election, a united voice for care is more important than ever before. Our annual conference is an opportunity for innovators to come together to feel rejuvenated, inspired, and empowered to drive positive change.”

Care England’s annual conference, to be held on March 14 2024, is themed around Championing Change, focusing on actions Care England and the wider sector are taking to further improve the quality of care.

Keynote speeches will detail the current landscape and look at what the care sector can do in the face of government inaction.

Professor Deborah Sturdy CBE, Chief Nurse for Adult Social Care at the Department of Health and Social Care, and Beverley Tarka, President of the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services, both feature in the lineup, representing the voice of government at a national and regional level.

James Allen, Chief Executive Officer at National Care Group and Angela Boxall, Chair of Care England and Chief Executive Officer at Majesticare will also both take to the stage to amplify the voice of providers and highlight what work they’re doing to champion change in their services.

And addressing their new Single Assessment Framework, and their new powers to assess Local Authorities and Integrated Care Systems, the conference will hear from James Bullion, Interim Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care and Integrated Care at the Care Quality Commission.

There will also be two panel discussions featuring care sector leaders focused on overcoming the issues affecting the sector and sharing how they are trailblazing positive action to drive the sustainability of the sector forward.

The conference will also feature expert-let seminar sessions on topics including regulation, technology, recruitment, retention and more. There will be opportunities for networking with providers and organisations providing industry-leading solutions.