CMM is thrilled to be returning to face-to-face CMM Insight events as we look forward to the upcoming Northamptonshire Care Conference. The Northamptonshire Care Conference, in association with the Northamptonshire Association of Registered Care Homes (NorArch), will take place at the Park Inn by Radisson, Northampton, on 25th May 2022. The conference promises to bring the quality of a national conference to a local stage. Focusing on the issues that matter to providers in Northamptonshire.
The day will include presentations from high-level sector representatives, offering expert insight into the local picture, along with an exhibition and a choice of interactive workshops to delve into a subject further. There will also be networking opportunities with like-minded providers and senior decision-makers from the independent care and support sector to learn more about delivering best practice in a changing market.
An exhibition of carefully selected services and products includes:
• Atlas eMAR.
• Bluestream Academy.
• Care Quality Pharmacy.
• Executive Coaching, Leadership and Management Development.
• Gordons Partnership.
• Laundry Tec.
• Little Islands.
• Solicitude Training.
• Swift Management Services.
A packed agenda awaits delegates attending the Northamptonshire Care Conference. The day’s keynote speech will be delivered by Stuart Lackenby, Director of Adult Social Services and Statutory DASS Officer, West Northamptonshire Council. Stuart will be providing an update on the relationship between the council and adult social care providers, how things have developed over the last year and what the plan is for the year ahead. Stuart’s keynote speech will also be covering lessons learned from the pandemic which are helping to develop future strategies for the delivery of adult social care in Northamptonshire.
Next up will be Professor Martin Green OBE, Chief Executive, Care England. Martin will be sharing a provider’s view of the current adult social care sector and answering key questions such as how can the sector develop in the future and what should it do to become a more outcome-focussed, citizen-directed and integrated service? In amongst exhibition viewing and an unmissable panel discussion featuring the conference’s speakers, Neil Eastwood, Founder and CEO, Care Friends, will be dissecting the timely subject of care home recruitment. Neil will share the latest thinking, research and innovation, drawing on his connections with employers of care staff from around the world. Every one of Neil’s recommendations can be easily implemented and most cost nothing but have been repeatedly proven to make a big difference.
The conference’s afternoon offering will pick up where the morning left off, discussing the sector’s hot topics and their application to Northamptonshire’s adult social care landscape. Delegates will be joined by Lauren Stacey, Locality Manager (Midlands), Skills for Care, who will be exploring techniques for supporting the workforce. In addition, Jaimini Watson, Service Delivery Manager for Northamptonshire, The Prince's Trust, will be rounding off the conference’s wealth of sector expertise. Jaimini will explain how the Trust works with young people through a variety of employability programmes and mentoring support to access employment and start their careers in the health and social care sector. The local service delivery team in Northampton will guide delegates through the different ways it can work with employers to recruit more young people and provide feedback from employers and young people on their experiences of working with the Trust.
Book your tickets now and view the conference’s full agenda by visiting the CMM website. A discount is available for NorArch and CMM members. Join the conversation on Twitter by tagging @CMM_Magazine and using the hashtag #CMMInsight. Sponsorship and exhibiting opportunities are still available. Visit the CMM website to secure your organisation’s place at the Northamptonshire Care Conference.
In other news, the standard rate provided for NHS-funded nursing care has increased from £187.60 to £209.19 for 2022-23 and will be backdated to 1 April.