This conference is all about the power of the manager.
NCF Managers Conference 2019 takes place on 4-5 November 2019 at Chesford Grange, Kenilworth, Warwickshire.
This unique event brings together Registered Managers in social care from across the UK to learn about best practice, latest thinking and innovations, updates on policy and to connect, and learn.
Managers are fundamental to the delivery of outstanding care, and this conference aims to support managers to make the most of their own ability to deliver high quality, person centred care.
It celebrates success and provides inspiration through a wide range of workshops and top line speakers.
Delegates will hear from and be motivated by leading sector experts including Kate Terroni, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care at CQC, Joanne Bosanquet MBE, CEO of FoNS and Kirsty Woodard, Founder, Ageing Well Without Children.
Susie Finlayson from Power to Change, whose vision is to create better places through community business, and Beth Britton, Campaigner, Consultant, Writer & Blogger on issues affecting older people, health and social care and specifically dementia, will encourage thinking beyond the day to day role of a manager, to support them in understanding that they have a lot of power themselves to support and implement change at the level of their service.
“The conference broadens the mind and allows space to think away from the day-today work challenges. It also allows directors, senior managers and managers, to listen to others and hear about the things they struggle with day to day, in their operational roles, are is the same for others in like roles, so allowing our teams to see things in a better perspective.” Richard Macintyre, Director of Quality and Innovation, Friends of the Elderly
As Co-Chair of the APPG on Adult Social Care, Eleanor Smith MP, has been leading thinking around the future of social care. Eleanor will share finding from the APPG inquiry report in her opening address at the conference; her nursing background makes her well placed to inspire managers by her aspirations and ambitions for the care sector.
The first day will close with Sophie Coulthard speaking at the Conference Dinner. In 2018 Sophie was named as a top influencer in social care for her work on the free podcast series ‘The Road To Outstanding’ covering top tips and inspiration through interviews with care managers and industry experts.
Workshop sessions are based on best practice and shared experience. There are two strong themes:
Innovation in Practice – Personalised Catering, Home Care and Day Centre collaborations, New Approaches to Interior Design, Environmental Concerns, the use of Technology and Data in Home Care
This year we have themed the Festival around ‘Food and Drink’. The format of the Festival is a unique interactive ‘speed-dating’ style event where delegates can visit exhibitors providing innovative food, drink, nutrition, hydration and other products or services to the care sector… and give them try!
The Panel Session on day 2 titled ‘I didn’t get where I am today without caring’, will explore some of the motivations of why people have got involved in care and what it is that is driving them forward in their work. Panellist, including Karen Knight, CEO of NorseCare and Karolina Gerlich, CEO of NACAS will share experiences including their own career pathways and how they inspire people through example.
It’s a jam-packed 24 hours with much more on the agenda – interactive music sessions from Live Music Now, magicians and the opportunity to hear from and meet this year NCF Rising Stars!
FOr MOre INFORMATION and registrations visit www.nationalcareforum.org.uk
“…sometimes the life of a Home Manager can be a lonely place (especially when you have services which are spread geographically), but the conference allowed them to see how important their role is and what a difference they make to the lives of the people they provide care and support for.” Zoë McCallum, Chief Operating Officer, BrendonCare