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State of Caring Conference 2019 Presentations

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Arrival and registration

Welcome and introduction

David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian 

Opening Keynote:

Caroline Dinenage MP, Minister of State for Care, Department for Health and Social Care


Keynote – Carers and the NHS Plan ("The NHS and Carers Rights" document)

Ruth May, Chief Nursing Officer for England, NHS England


State of Caring 2019 – the results

Helen Walker, CEO, Carers UK



Julie Ogley, President, Association of Directors of Social Services and Director of Social Care, Health and Housing, Central Bedfordshire Council


Carers in Conversation


Social prescribing lunchtime discussion

Breakout sessions

Carers and the Long Term Plan – implementation and achieving population health

Jen Kenward, Experience of Care Lead, NHS England

Fatima Khan-Shah, Carer Programme Lead, West Yorkshire and Harrogate Health and Care Partnership

Chaired by: Helen Brown, Governor, Cambridgeshire & Peterborough NHS Foundation Trust and Member of Board of Trustees, Carers UK

Training and learning for carers – new developments

Bridget Hoad, Senior Nurse, Professional Development, Health Education England 

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

Chaired by: Katherine Wilson, Head of Employment, Carers UK

Innovations in social care

Steve Carefull, Director, PA Consulting and Mark Allen, Head of Strategic Commissioning, Adults’ Health and Care, Hampshire County Council

Ed Humphreys, Programme Manager - Digital & Information, Care and Health, Local Government Association

Chaired by: Madeleine Starr MBE, Director of Business Development and Innovation, Carers UK

Quality, evidence and driving improvement – making things matter for carers

Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector – Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission

Jacob Lant, Head of Policy and Public Affairs, Healthwatch England

Chaired by: Dame Philippa Russell, Vice-President, Carers UK

Young carers and the Carers Action Plan

Kathryn Hill, Director of England, Carers Trust

Helen Leadbitter, Operation Manager for the Include Project, Children’s Society

Chaired by:  Professor David Grayson CBE, Chair, Carers UK

Plenary session – poster presentations

Carers Passports - Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust

Carers Breaks – Social Care Institute for Excellence

Supporting Working Carers: How we engage SMEs – Lincolnshire County Council

Affiliate poster competition winners:

Mental Health and Wellbeing Support - Suffolk Family Carers

Carers GP Enhanced Offer Pilot Scheme – n-compass Northwest

Questions to the panel


Afternoon welcome and introduction  

David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian 

Afternoon plenary: The future of caring

Simon Bottery, Senior Fellow, Social Care, The Kings Fund


Round-up of the day

Professor David Grayson CBE, Chair, Carers UK

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