Autumn Seminar

23rd November 2017

Location: Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod Wells
Time: 9.30-16.00

Turning the world upside down: reshaping the social care market in Wales to deliver personalised care

What are the difficulties? What needs to be overcome?


PROGRAMME  (Scroll down for a full downloadable version of the seminar programme)

Session TimeTitlePresenter
9.30Tea / coffee and registration
10.15Viewing social care from the other side

Drawing on his experiences as an ex Director of Social Service, currently Chair of the National Provider Forum and advisor to HC-One a national residential and nursing care provider, Bruce will explore how we jointly tackle the common concerns whilst recognising the different priorities.
Bruce McLernon
10.45Reshaping the social care environment to co-produce personalised care – why is it so difficult?

Adrian offers his perspective as an activist, drawing on provoking concepts, such as: ‘societal prejudice’, ‘personal ambition’, ‘professional hierarchies’, ‘bureaucratic hierarchies’, and ‘marketplace ideology’, and suggests that unless we accept these as fundamental problems, “we will never address them, and nothing will change”.

Adrian will endeavour to point to examples of where these problems are being addressed, and argues that the Social Services and Well-being (Wales) Act 2014, and the Well-being of Future Generations (Wales) Act 2015, are both infused with a commitment to equality and power-sharing with citizens and communities.
Adrian Roper
11.30The challenges of delivering personalised care to children & young people in the placement market.

Regional Manager of 4Cs Wales, Karen discusses the topics:

- the placement spectrum and models of care;
- the capacity issues of traditional models of care in the placement market;
- the impact of ‘emergency’ placement searches by local authorities;
- where is the young ‘person’ in personalised care.
Karen Benjamin
12.15Lunch (includes EGM for all members and associates to discuss incorporation of ADSS Cymru)
13.15What steps must we take to improve outcomes for individuals and carers in need of care and support?

Steve Vaughan, Manager of the National Commissioning Board and Léonie Cowen, a solicitor with expertise in commissioning and procurement, outline some basic requirements to improve outcomes for individuals and carers in need of care and support.
Steven Vaughan and Léonie Cowen
1. Monmouthshire Local Authority – Turning the world upside down:
A relationship-based approach to transforming care at home

Shelley and Ceri discuss the learning outcomes from Monmouthshire’s approach.
Shelley Welton
and Ceri York
2. Innovative Governance Models for Commissioning or Delivery, the Controlled Company Model – an alternative approach

Why change your current governance model? – Because it is inflexible, non-collaborative and does not deliver any added value.
Léonie Cowen
3. Carmarthenshire Local Authority – moving towards outcome-based commissioning

The workshop will provide an overview of how Carmarthenshire ‘changed’ the way domiciliary care is commissioned and delivered by providers.
Alison Watkins
4. Swansea and Monmouthshire Children’s Services

Swansea Child Disability Team has developed a Behavioural Pod utilising the Positive Behavioural Support Model.
Michelle Apthorpe and Amy Jones
Monmouthshire have completed Vanguard systems work and started to use a more flexible approach to transition handovers, use of budget between children’s and adult services.Mike Logan
15.00Presentation by the Minister for Children and Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies, AM.

The Minister will launch the practice guidance issued by the National Commissioning Board, on ‘Leading Integrated and Collaborative Commissioning’ and ‘Commissioning Services for People with a Learning Disability’.
Huw Irranca- Davies, AM
15.15Tea and cakes, followed by departure

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