Friday Sub-Plenary Sessions: 11:45am – 12:45pm

FS1 Building The Future Of Adult Social Care And Support For All Adults
Location: Auditorium

By the time of this year’s NCAS conference, we expect the Government’s much-anticipated green paper on the future of care and support will be about to be published. Although we do not know for sure, we expect the green paper will cover key issues such as quality, integrated care, choice and control, and workforce. Should such themes feature, they will be important foundations for the future. But the big question we hope the green paper will finally address is how, as a society, we fund adult social care for all adults in the long-term.

The Government’s delay to its green paper prompted the LGA to write its own. The consultation was a huge success with more than 500 responses, focus groups and public polling. A report on the findings of the consultation will be launched at the NCAS conference.

This session will explore the priorities the green paper must address to ensure high quality, person-centred, community-based and sustainable care and support for the long-term. It will also reflect on the findings from the LGA’s own green paper. The session will be ‘question time’ in format – a discussion between The Guardian’s David Brindle, a panel of experts from across the sector including – crucially – people with lived experience, and you, the audience. Join us for a frank conversation about the future of adult social care and support and the prospects for finally resolving some of the fundamental questions that previous attempts at reform have ultimately failed to address. 

Main participants: 

Vicki Dennis – person with lived experience

Anna Severwright, Co-chair, Coalition of Collaborative Care and person with lived experience

Margaret Willcox OBE, Immediate Past President, ADASS 

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

Sharon Allen OBE, Chief Executive, Skills for Care

Cllr Ian Hudspeth – Chairman, LGA Community Wellbeing Board

Jonathan Marron, Director of Community and Social Care, Department of Health and Social Care

Chair: David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian


FS2 Children’s Services Funding – Where Do We Go From Here?
Location: Exchange 8/9/10

ADCS and LGA continue to take every opportunity, both directly and indirectly, to make the case to government regarding the inadequacy of funding for children’s services.  Colleagues across the country have worked tirelessly to manage the impact of austerity, cutting their cloth accordingly, however, most Councils now find themselves approaching a tipping point, with nowhere else to turn to make the savings required to 2020.  The number of children and families seeking our help continues to rise.

Drawing on the clear national context of diminishing resources and increased demand, this session aims to illustrate the pressures councils are experiencing and the potential impact on services if the funding crisis is not addressed. There will be short inputs from a panel followed by an opportunity for delegates to ask questions and share their experiences.

Main participants:

Katie Razzall, Special Correspondence, BBC Newsnight

Matt Dunkley, Chair of ADCS Resources & Sustainability Policy Committee and Corporate Director, Children, Young People and Education, Kent County Council

Cllr Roy Perry, Leader, Hampshire County Council

Graham Archer, Director, Children’s Social Care, Improvement and Learning, Department for Education