Wednesday Workshops: 12:15pm – 1:15pm

WW1: (Spotlight) Integration: It’s not what you do; it’s the way that you do it

Location: Charter 1

This interactive session will firstly involve a presentation from Manchester on how transformational change at scale and pace can response to the voice of the people and make a difference. The health, social care, voluntary and independent community have come together following a clear mandate given by the people of Manchester on how they wanted the services to develop over the next decade. The session will share the key ‘Our Manchester’ principles and explore how these are being embedded into the development and delivery of health and social care across the city; how this was brought about and the next steps going forward. It will explore the new models of a single commissioning organisation, single hospital services and a Local Care Organisation. The session will also outline the ongoing challenges and opportunities devolution has provided in developing trusting partnerships; bringing key data, staff and finances together; forming more sustainable services through reducing demand and activity levels; and investing in prevention and moving money from acute care to integrated out of hospital care.

Ground breaking research from Nottinghamshire shows both costs and outcomes are improved through integrated care teams.  The session will share the findings and methodology from a unique study, which shows clear differences between integrated and non-integrated teams. Integrated working is all about how you do it – get it right and people will have improved outcomes and at a lower cost, but get it wrong, it can increase costs for social care.  The session will share the key factors that must be addressed to ensure that success with integrated working is maximised. A toolkit designed to support local services to integrate health and social care roles effectively within integrated teams will inform a discussion on how the findings can inform approaches to integration in other areas.

Main participants:

Dr Carolyn Kus, Executive Director Strategic Commissioning, Manchester Health and Care Commissioning

Jane North, Transformation Programme Director, Nottinghamshire

Chair: Caroline Tapster, Director, Health and Wellbeing System Improvement Programme, LGA


WW2: Care and Health at Home

Location: Charter 2


WW3: LGA SEND Task and Finish Group – Report Launch

Location: Exchange 8/9/10

Providing the right support to children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) is an issue of increasing concern for councils; between 2014 and 2017 the number of children and young people with SEND statements or Education, Health and Care Plans increased by 21.1%, while central government funding has not kept pace. There is now a real concern that councils will no longer be able to meet their statutory duties to support children with SEN, unless additional funding is found.

This session will allow delegates to hear about two pieces of research that the LGA’s SEND Task and Finish Group will be publishing at the conference and their implications for councils. Firstly, the findings of a project that is seeking to identify how councils are meeting challenges around delivering SEND support and secondly, a piece of work on the size of the High Needs funding gap facing the sector and how available resources can be used as effectively as possible.

Speakers / Contributors: TBC


WW4: Transforming communities – improving care and support for children and adults with a learning disability and autism

Location: Charter 3


WW5: (Spotlight) Creating a Place that works for Children

Location: Charter 4


WW6: What works in addressing social isolation and making safeguarding personal?

Location: Exchange 11