Feb 18

Keynote speakers announced for Skills for Care conference

Posted on Thursday 8th February 2018


Sir Andrew Dilnot and the Care Quality Commission’s Chief Inspector of Social Care Andrea Sutcliffe CBE have been announced as the keynote speakers for Skills for Care annual conference which retunrs to London on Thursday 1 March.

The conference ‘Quality people, quality care - Recruit, develop and lead for a sustainable service’ will give delegates the opportunity to discuss how our sector can find people with the right values and offer learning and development opportunities so the adult social care workers can deliver high quality care and support in sustainable organisations.

Sir Andrew Dilnot chaired the Commission on the Funding of Care and Support and is the warden of Nuffield College Oxford. He has been named as one of the independent experts invited by the government to produce advice and support engagement in advance of the green paper on care and support for older people. He will talking about ‘How social care and health might work in future – What are the priorities for social care and what does this mean for the workforce?’

Andrea Sutcliffe has over 30 years’ experience in health and social care managing a range of services including those for children and older people. She joined CQC in October 2013 leading on the regulation and inspection of adult social care including care homes and domiciliary care. Andrea will be speaking in the conference’s afternoon session chaired by Skills for Care Chair Dame Moira Gibb.

Andrea is also responsible for the registration team supporting all health and care sectors. In collaboration with many others, Andrea played a key role in the development of Quality Matters, the adult social care sector wide commitment to quality launched in July 2017.

Delegates will also be able to pick two sessions from six interactive workshop delivered by the Skills for Care team, employers and people with lived experiences.

“There’s no doubt that quality people means people in our communities can access quality care and support but this conference looks at how we can actually achieve that,” says Skill for Care CEO Sharon Allen.

“I’m delighted we have high profile speakers like Sir Andrew and Andrea coming to share their ideas, but delegates also tell they get a huge amount from the workshops that they can take back to their organisations.”

To book your place go to www.skillsforcare.org.uk/conference18