Conference speakers announced

The Future of Care Conference has announced an outstanding line-up of leading names from across the care sector to speak at the event on 19 March.

Chaired by BBC broadcaster and dementia charity founder, Sally Magnusson, the speaker sessions will be kicked off by Sue Howard from Care Quality Commission (CQC) with her presentation ‘Quality Adult Social Care Services – Meeting the Needs of a Changing Population’, looking at how the sector can ensure people are receiving care that is consistently safe, effective and high quality.

Technology and the future of the care industry will be a key talking point of the day, with a presentation about how robotics and artificial intelligence can help support the changing needs of the sector by Dr Chris Papadopolous, principal lecturer in public health at the University of Bedfordshire. Speakers also include CEOs from Care England, Alzheimer’s Society, Anchor, Skills for Care and Age UK.

Two panel debates will be held at the conference, giving delegates the chance to network and discuss current topics and issues with those at the forefront of the industry. The first debate will focus on innovation as a catalyst for change in the care sector, followed by a second debate later in the day on staff recruitment and retention.

The conference will end with a fascinating talk from Frank van Dillen, who will present a case study on his pioneering dementia village, Hogeweyk, based in the Netherlands; a specially built care facility that allows dementia residents to enjoy a better quality of life and manage their own households.

Residents have the freedom to buy groceries in the village market, visit the theatre or local parks, and more – all under the supervision of specially trained care staff. Frank will discuss the need for different living environments to choose from, and what such an environment means for quality of life.

To take advantage of the early bird rate, book your tickets before Thursday 7 February – register online at or call 01425 838393


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