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Day two

Thursday 20 October 2011

Time Description Location
08.00 ADASS LD policy network meeting Capital 5
ADASS Associates Network Capital 6
ADASS Yorkshire and Humber Capital 7
ADASS Personalisation network Capital 1
ADASS Resources network Capital 9
09.00 Plenary 2: Providing emotionally intelligent leadership in times of uncertainty
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Cllr Quintin Peppiatt, London Borough of Newham
- Geoff Mulgan, Chief Executive, NESTA
Auditorium
 09.40 Plenary 3: Chairman and Presidential speeches
- Cllr Sir Merrick Cockell, Chairman, LG Group
- Peter Hay, President, ADASS
- Matt Dunkley, President, ADCS
Auditorium
10.40 Refreshments Exhibition
11.00 Sub-plenary sessions  
1.Special education needs

(Department for Education)
This session will provide an opportunity to discuss next steps following the Green Paper consultation.  This will include an update on the messages from the consultation responses and the work of the Green Paper pathfinders and the areas they are testing.Chair:
- Andrew Webb, Director of Children’s Services, Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council 
Capital 2/3/4
2. The reform of the funding of care and support

This will be an important opportunity to bring together all three of the commissioners to discuss the recommendations of the Dilnot report published in July. This report and the government’s response leading to the White Paper next spring are vital in bringing about a step change in adult social care which will lead to a simple, understandable and modern system, free from fears of affordability. This session is a chance to consider the next crucial steps along that pathway.Chair:
-  Peter Hay, ADASSSpeakers:
- Andrew Dilnot, Chairman, Commission on the Funding of Care and Support
- Dame Jo Williams, Commissioner
- Lord Norman Warner, Commissioner
Auditorium
3. Maximising the potential of health and wellbeing boards to integrate health and care, and to improve the health and wellbeing of local communities

(Department of Health)
In this session leaders at national and local level will talk about their vision for improving population health and wellbeing. Key to achieving the vision will be shared leadership and genuine integration of services, enabled by new health and wellbeing boards. It will explain how the new National Learning Network for health and wellbeing boards will stimulate and share learning to support emerging boards to achieve their potential and will include perspectives from leaders across the health and care system.Contributors will include
- Paul Burstow MP, Minister of State for Care Services
- John Wilderspin, National Director for Health and Wellbeing Board Implementation
- David Behan, Director General of Social Care, Local Government and Care Partnerships
- plus leaders from early implementer health and wellbeing boards.In challenging times, a sound, evidence-based approach to intensive family support is crucial in order to deliver sustainable positive outcomes.Recent research shows that developing an effective, trust-based professional relationship over a sustained period is what makes the greatest difference. This session will include that research, and further insight into the long-term benefits for the well-being of children.The final speaker will continue with specific evidence on what works in keeping children safe, healthy and out of care; reducing use of custody and anti-social behaviour, improving relationships, educational attainment and housing stability and the resultantlong-term savings.   
Chair: Naomi Eisenstadt, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford
Speakers: Sally Kendall, Senior Consultant, York Consulting
David Derbyshire, Head of Performance Improvement and Consultancy, Action for Children
Capital 14/15/16
12.00 Lunch  
12.30 Fringe sessions  
1. Commissioning for micro-enterprise and provider diversity
(NAAPS UK and Community Catalysts)
This session will challenge commissioners to test whether your commissioning practices are micro-enterprise friendly. Diversity of provision, including developing micro-provision, is increasingly recognised as crucial to delivering choice and control for personal budget holders. Micro-enterprises are tailored, lean and very flexible. There is a growing body of evidence on what works for micro-providers at local level. NAAPS and Community Catalysts will draw on the learning from working in nearly 20 council areas, helping front line workers, disabled and older people and their families to form and sustain micro-enterprises which take radically different approaches to support and inclusion.Chair:
- Paul Davies, Acting Executive Director, Social Care and Inclusion, Walsall Council.

Speakers:
- Alex Fox, CEO, NAAPS UK
- Sian Lockwood, Community Catalysts Ltd

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2. Building active citizens and communities – a life not a set of services
(Staffordshire County Council) Fringe session:- how does a local authority make the practical move from traditional welfare provision to greater citizen involvement and to individual and community responsibility
- Staffordshire’s comprehensive five year transformation of adult services opens a workshop on how to optimise and enable a community’s capacity to generate, shape and deliver a wider range of services to meet the needs of its citizens, including prevention and wellbeing.
- the workshop also addresses the internal (organisational) changes required to support this shift in approach.
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3. Delivering better outcomes, building community capacity and using innovation to transform service delivery
(Carers UK/ADASS in partnership with Cass Business School)Provide local authorities and service delivery organisations with tools to look at planning innovative services in a tight economic environment by harnessing technology, and transforming services through
partnerships across the private, community and public sectors. Present an evidence base using new research from Cass Business School offering a new perspective and fresh demographic statistics, to help build service transformation over the next few years within tight resources. Set out evidence from service users, carers and communities and practical examples from a local authority of service transformation.Chair:
- David Brindle, Public Services Editor, Guardian

Speakers:
- Professor Les Mayhew, CASS Business School
- Sarah Pickup, ADASS Vice-President, Director of Health and Community Services, Hertfordshire County Council
- Dr Graeme Betts, Director of Adults, Community and Leisure, LB Newham and Chair of ADASS Carers Policy Network
- Imelda Redmond CBE, Chief Executive, Carers UK

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4. A force for change in a time of challenge: how literacy partnerships are changing lives in Rochdale and Wiltshire

(Wiltshire County Council) Evidence base for a strategic focus on literacy.
Review of activity and impact:- Wiltshire – focus on remodelling services in response to analysis of data and consultation with families. Improving outcomes by linking traditional ‘literacy services’ with partners like housing.
- Rochdale – focus on developing volunteer capacity. Evidence of impact including improved health and economic wellbeing of families along with educational and employment outcomes. This will include social return on investment (SROI) calculations and how literacy is a focus for partnership and investment from partners including public health, children’s and youth services, regeneration; skills and employment and community.
- lessons and recommendations.

Speakers:
- Emily McCoy, Communities and Local Areas Manager, National Literacy Trust
- Helen Chicot, Learning and Skills Manager, Rochdale Metropolitan Council
- Lucy Kitchener, Lead Commissioner (Emotional Well-being and Mental Health), Wiltshire Council

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5. Families with complex problems – why intensive family support works
(Action for Children)
In challenging times, a sound, evidence-based approach to intensive family support is crucial in order to deliver sustainable positive outcomes. Recent research shows that developing an effective, trust-based professional relationship over a sustained period is what makes the greatest difference. This session will include that research, and further insight into the long-term benefits for the well-being of children.The final speaker will continue with specific evidence on what works in keeping children safe, healthy and out of care; reducing use of custody and anti-social behaviour, improving relationships, educational attainment and housing stability and the resultantlong-term savings.Chair:
- Naomi Eisenstadt, Senior Research Fellow, University of Oxford

Speakers:
-Sally Kendall, Senior Consultant, York Consulting
- David Derbyshire, Head of Performance Improvement and Consultancy, Action for Children

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6. Progress on sector-led improvement
(LG Improvement and Development, ADASS and ADCS)
This session will look at the agreed design for sector-led improvement and the progress on implementation. The common issues for adults and children’s services will be considered as well as the differences. With the ending of APA there is less resource for inspection and regulation as well as the opportunity for the sector to identify standards and to lead improvement. The changes are significant, new models are being developed and quality is key for everyone, citizens most of all.Chair:
- Andrew Cozens, Strategic Adviser, Children, Adults & Health Services, LG Group

Speakers:
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Cllr David Simmonds, Chair, LG Group Children and Young People Programme Board
- Paul Najsarek, Joint Chair ADASS Standards and Performance Network
- Marion Davis, Chair of the Commissioning Board for Sector Led Improvement in Children’s Services

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7. Hair testing for drug and alcohol abuse – the science of child protection

(Trimega Laboratories UK)
This fringe session will outline the science of hair testing for drug and alcohol abuse – a vital topic for all professionals and stakeholders involved in ensuring the safety of children.Hair testing for drug and alcohol abuse provides insights into the habitual behaviour of parents and guardians by giving a picture of drug and alcohol consumption over the previous six months – significantly longer than traditional forms of testing. This long-term view helps alleviate fears that children may be left in abusive households.Through gaining an understanding of hair testing and its applications, delegates can ensure that they are fully equipped with the latest tools for promoting the safety of children they work with.Speaker:
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Avi Lasarow, CEO, Trimega Laboratories UK
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8. Beyond Dilnot: What is the future for funding care and support?

NCAS 2011 falls at a critical moment for the decision-making of policymakers regarding the future funding of care and support in England. This session will- stimulate an informed and insightful debate about the final recommendations of the Dilnot Commission on Funding Care and Support, ahead of the subsequent White Paper due to be published by Easter 2012.
- explore and analyse in precise terms what the recommendations of the Commission would mean for service users, local authorities, providers, as well as outcomes in the care and support system.Speakers:
- James Lloyd, Director, The Strategic Society Centre
- Richard Humphries, Kings Fund
- Peter Hay, ADASS
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13.30 Plenary 4: Political session
- Rt Hon Michael Gove MP, Secretary of State for Education
- Chair: Cllr David Simmonds, Chair, LG Group Children and Young People Programme Board
Auditorium
14.10 Policy sessions
1. Meeting of the LG Group CYP Board and Lead Members for Children’s Services with Rt. Hon Michael Gove MP – invitation only

(Local Government Group)
This is an opportunity for Lead Members for Children’s Services to meet with the LG Group Children and Young People Board and to question the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Michael Gove MP.
Capital 2/3/4
2. Improving children's health – opportunities and challenges
Department of Health (Children, Families and Maternity Directorate)This will be an interactive session exploring the implications of the NHS and Public Health reforms for child health.Chair:
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Heather Gwynn, Director and colleagues
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3. Personalisation as Panacea?
(Council for Disabled Children)
At a time of considerable fiscal restrictions yet commitment to the needs of disabled children and those with Special Educational Needs (SEN) the government is increasingly turning to personalisation in all forms to try and ensure that needs are met. They are also bringing about major policy change with a significant impact on disabled children and young people and those with SEN through both the Health reforms and the SEN and Disability Green Paper.This session will look at the realities of what can be achieved through personalisation, and where it falls short. What the new policy agenda means for personalisation and what personalisation means for the new policy agenda.Chair:
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Ann Baxter, DCS Camden, Chair ADCS Health Care and Additional Needs Policy Committee.Speakers:
- Christine Lenehan, Director, Council for Disabled Children
- Clive Miller, Principal, Social Care, OPM
Capital 1
4. Youth Justice Reinvestment Pathfinder and improving resettlement outcomes
(Youth Justice Board)
Proposals before parliament mean that local authorities will soon take over funding responsibility for the costs of children and young people remanded to custody. This session will explain the forthcoming changes, the challenges and opportunities they present, and will explore emerging and new ways of partnership working across youth justice services for those young people most at risk of entering custody.The Youth Justice Reinvestment Pathfinder, is a Youth Justice Board/Ministry of Justice led two-year pilot allowing consortia of local authorities to develop local ways to reduce offending using funds from the central custody budget. This provides local incentives to intervene early and stop young people from returning to custody. It builds on emerging evidence that consortia of local authorities working in partnership with the YJB and secure providers are improving resettlement outcomes for young people leaving custody.Chair:
- Frances Done Chair of the YJB
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5. Housing support and personalisation
(ADASS)
This workshop will consider the key implications on personalisation for providers and commissioners of housing and housing-related care and support.Drawing on a new Housing LIN briefing, the session will offer practical suggestions on how the housing sector can support achievable ways of delivering the government’s personalisation agenda. Copies of the briefing will be available for delegates on the day or at www.housinglin.org.uk.Chair:
- Neil Revely, ADASS Housing NetworkFacilitators:
- Merron Simpson, New Realities
- Jeremy Porteus, Housing Learning & Improvement Network
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6. CQCs changing regulatory market
(Care Quality Commission)This session will focus on:-  how CQC checks whether care is meeting ‘essential standards’
-  how CQC uses its enforcement powers
- the latest news on CQC’s model for inspecting service provider profiles, assessing quality, the proposed excellence scheme, and improvements to domiciliary care regulation
- CQC’s role in sector-led improvement.CQC routinely works with a range of organisations including other regulatory bodies, voluntary groups and local authorities. However, it is important that all those with a vested interested in social care understand the shape of current regulation and how the essential standards will be maintained. This session seeks to present the latest news on adult social care regulation and answer any questions.Chair:
-  Alan Rosenbach, Special Policy Lead, CQCSpeaker:
- Cynthia Bower, Chief Executive, CQC
Capital 9
7. Tough times, good decisions’ – the leadership role in adults services
(Local Government Group)
This session will look at the changing role and responsibilities of lead members in delivering adult social care locally. It will explore some of the key challenges faced by members at a time of rapidly changing policy context and reduced resources, including the increasing integration of health and social care. It will look at the unique leadership role members can play in joining up of public services locally and the opportunities and difficulties of local partnership working. This interactive session will include a panel session with key national figures working on social care and plenty of opportunities for discussion and networking.
Capital 14/15/16
8. Developing the economic case for early intervention locally
(LARC; John Harris, Dez Holmes, Claire Easton, Maria Godfrey)Local authority representatives, together with partner researchers from the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and Research in Practice, will discuss their experience of jointly specifying and delivering projects that deliver robust value for money evidence as well as local capacity development.LARCs work is grounded in the experiences of service users, specifically children, young people and their families who have experienced a Common Assessment Framework episode. It will show how managers delivering front line services have been able to improve decision making, service design and outcomes for young people and their families based on value for money evidence and collaboration with their colleagues in other authorities.Chair:
- John Harris, Director of Children , Schools and Families, Hertfordshire County Council and chair of the LARC Steering GroupSpeakers:
- Dez Holmes, Director, Research in Practice
- Senior Researcher, NFER (tbc)
- Local authority LARC member (tbc)
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9. Support for families with multiple problems
(Department for Education)This session will consider recent evidence on how local authorities have been able to deliver better outcomes for the most troubled families and the extent to which this has reduced service demand and delivered cost savings elsewhere.  Examples of local provision, national research, statistics and the barriers to progress identified so far will be covered. National initiatives including the roll-out of Community Budgets, DWP’s investment in local employment programmes and the use of social investment to expand local provision will also be discussed in the context of the PM’s ambition to turn around the lives of the most troubled families.  This is a fast moving area of policy making and local practice and one which appears to be attracting greater national interest following recent disturbances.
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10. Social work: enabling employers to support excellence
(The College of Social Work)
The Social Work Reform Board has drawn up a set of employer standards which have real potential to strengthen social work. They should create the conditions for social workers to raise their professional standards, but how can this be done when times are extremely tough financially?The College of Social Work will take forward the two professional standards frameworks being developed by the SWRB, the Professional Capabilities and CPD frameworks. Our interactive session will discuss realistic options for implementing the employer standards in a way that gives social work the best opportunity to flourish within these two frameworks.Chair:
- Maurice Bates, interim chair, The College of Social WorkSpeakers:
- Jo Cleary, ADASS and interim board member, The College of Social Work
- Dave Hill, ADCS and interim board member, The College of Social Work
- Suzy Croft, social worker and interim board member, The College of Social Work
Capital 10
15.15 Refreshments Exhibition
15.40 Plenary 5: Political session
- Rt Hon Andy Burnham MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health
- Co-Chairs: Cllr Linda Thomas, LG Group Community Well-Being Programme Board
- Cllr John Merry, LG Group Children and Young People Programme Board
Auditorium
16.30 Policy sessions  
1. New approaches to school improvement in the early years
(Tower Hamlets Council with Cordis Bright Ltd)
The session will consist of short presentations from participants. It will be focused on sharing knowledge and experience but we envisage the bulk of the session to enable attendees to ask questions and share their own experiences.
Presentations will:- introduce the Tower Hamlets context
- explain the new model of school improvement and some of the advantages and challenges faced by schools
- highlight the changes to the school improvement service
- explore some of the challenges involved in developing a new school improvement social enterprise.Chair:
- Anne Canning, Director of Children’s Services from Tower Hamlets
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2. Developments in alternative provision and a new approach to exclusions
(Department for Education)By its diverse nature lots of people do not understand what alternative provision is and what it can do to help our most vulnerable children. The costs of not getting it right and failing young people are high, not just for the young person, but also for society. This session will discuss the current thinking from the alternative provision review, lead by Charlie Taylor, provide an update on the recommendations from the Importance of Teaching White Paper and discuss the recent roll out of the exclusions trials. 
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3. Social financing and investing in youth work
(National Youth Agency)
The current financial climate has left the youth sector experiencing unprecedented change. Local authorities face tough decisions about youth services, and must reflect on more effective and efficient delivery. Decisions in tougher times call for a robust evidence base, and a better articulation of value. This session will share emerging findings from recent NYA/Young Foundation research, exploring the feasibility of social financing in order to inform better investment in youth work, as well as introducing a tool for evidencing the value of youth work approaches among local areas.Chair:
- Jodie McNamara, Targeted Youth Support Trainee, the National Youth Agency.Speakers:
- Fiona Blacke, Chief Executive, the National Youth Agency
- Neil Reeder, Programme Leader for Public Sector Innovation, The Young Foundation
- Andy Peaden, Assistant Director, Sheffield Youth Services
- Ruth Shinoda, Director – Social Investment, Equity Foundation
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4. Developing the role of volunteers in delivering adult social care
(London Borough of Newham)
The session will be in a panel format, with an initial presentation on the Newham’s experienced, followed by discussions with the participants on the themes outlined above.Chair:
- Cllr Joy Laguda MBE
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5. Reablement; a cost effective route to better outcomes
(Social Care Institute for Excellence)
The NHS and councils are expected to prioritise reablement services to improve people’s independence and reduce their need for ongoing support. The Government recognises the potential of reablement and has committed resources over several years, with £70 million this year.Research suggests investing in reablement is wise; user outcomes are significantly better at no greater cost than standard home care. But research needs to complement by the experiences of reablement teams. This session will bring together evidence from research and practice. We will also debate the role of occupational therapy and hear a carer perspective on this radical approach to supporting people.Chair:
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 Julie Jones, Chief Executive, SCIESpeakers:
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Jennifer Francis, Research Analyst, SCIE
- Julia Scott, Chief Executive, College of Occupational Therapists
- Lynn Brown, START Manager, London Borough of Sutton
- Dame Philippa Russell, Chair, Standing Committee on Carers
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6. Transforming Community Equipment Services (TCES) – Equipping London
(ADASS/ Joint Improvement Partnership)
A session identifying key quality, and efficiency achievements in London and how these could be replicated by other boroughs/councils/regions.Demonstrate by example how this project delivers against:- policy objectives e.g Think Local Act Personal
- Big society; leverages retail and third sector
- financial efficiencies
- joined up health and social care working
- streamlined processes
- services users requirements
- demographic changes
- prevention
- market development
- links adults and children’s equipment provision.Chair:
- Cathy Kerr Adult and Community Services Director, London Borough of Richmond and Efficiency Lead for the London JIP and Sponsor of the TCES Programme.Speakers:
- Joe Coogan, Assistant Director London Borough of Havering and leading TCES implementing borough
- Ian Winter, Deputy Regional Director Social Care and Partnerships London region and Co-sponsor of TCES London project
- Service user/s from London boroughs giving first hand testimonials as to the positive impact and benefits of retail model.
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7. This house believes that 'co-operatives' provide the best hope for social care in the 21st Century
(Third Sector Research Centre, University of Birmingham)
The importance of meaningfully engaging people who use services, their families, staff and local communities in the design, delivery and review of social care services has been recognised for a considerable time.The current context of unprecedented financial pressures combined with the opportunities provided by personalisation and the forthcoming ‘right to provide’ mean that radical changes to the way that services are organised, ‘owned’ and governed are now being considered. But will externalising services into new independent organisations deliver the necessary innovation and efficiency, and do co-operatives provide the best model for all social care services? Chair:
- Robin Miller, Senior Fellow, Health Services Management Centre / Third Sector Research Centre, University of BirminghamProposers:
- Laurie Gregory, Founder & Chairman, Foster Care Co-operative & Co-ops UK
- Mick Taylor, Senior Partner, Mutual AdvantageOpposers:
- Simon Watson, National Officer, Unison
- Geoff Walker, Chief Executive, Sandwell Community Caring Trust
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8. The dilemmas of leadership
The session will explore how social care leaders can cope with multiple dilemmas in this period of substantial change. Using insights gathered from Skills Academy leadership programmes and other strategic developments in social care leadership, the session will include exploration around key questions including:- Are social care values compromised or enhanced by efficiency and civic transformation?
- The right decision or the best decision? Are these always the same thing and what are the consequences for service users?
- What do I do when my personal beliefs and integrity are at odds with organisational or policy directives?
- How can social care leaders become midwife to the new system whilst acting as hospice worker to the old system?Speakers:
- Diane Lawson, Chief Executive of the National Skills Academy for Social Care
- Alison Trimble, experienced leadership development facilitator and leader of the current New Director Programme for Directors of Adult Social Services.
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9. Mental health commissioning
(Dept of Health/ADASS) This is a new approach to commissioning which is about:- influencing population health trends
- addressing common mental health problems in primary care
- targeting resources effectively in specialist mental health services
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10. Towards excellence in children’s services

(Department for Education)
The Children’s Improvement Board will describe its ambitions for sector led improvement and the core improvement model that underpins the work. However the main emphasis of the session will be on the ways in which a number of councils and groupings of councils are already responding to the challenge of testing and developing sector led improvement and on the work that will need be done in the months ahead to learn from experience and embed new sector led approaches to driving improvement and implementing policy.Speakers:

  • Liz Railton, LGA
  • Marion Davis Chair of CIB
  • Paul Kissack DfE
  • Mark Rogers SOLACE
Auditorium
17.30 Drinks reception sponsored by Trimega Laboratories Ltd Exhibition
18.00 – 19.00 How can local authorities support the spin out and development of mutuals to deliver children’s and adults’ services?

Office for Public Management (OPM)
The potential benefits of spinning out mutuals to deliver public services are great, but there are many challenges along the way. Come and meet those who’ve embarked on this exciting journey. Our speakers are involved in spinning out and developing mutuals in children’s services and adult social care. We’ll discuss the practical issues involved, the gains they have seen, and how to maximise the chances of success.Speakers:
- Andy Rennison, Assistant Director, Children’s Services, LB of Hammersmith and Fulham
- Dr Guy Turnbull, Director of Business Development, Care & Share Associates Ltd
- Phil Copestake, Head of Communications and Strategy, OPM.All welcome
Wine, refreshments and canapes provided
To register your interest please email Sharon Aburn at: saburn@opm.co.uk
Capital Suite 13
18.30 Guardian Jobs and Peridot Partners Charity Pub Quiz
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