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The National Social Care Conference (formerly known as the National Social Services Conference) is being jointly organised by ADSS Cymru and Social Care Wales.

Widely regarded as the foremost showcase and networking opportunity for the social care sector in Wales, the conference has something for every care workforce member, from frontline staff involved in delivering care to children, adults and their families, to managers, and senior decision makers in local and national government, as well as social work and social care students.

As well as offering the traditional conference line-up of plenaries, guest speakers, workshops and learning opportunities, the conference will provide anyone with a responsibility for social care in Wales the chance to share experiences and best practice, and learn about new and future developments taking place in the sector.

NSCC19 will take place in the iconic Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, in the heart of Cardiff City Centre, South Wales from 11 – 12 September, preceded by the Conference Launch evening on the  10 September.

President of ADSS Cymru, Jenny Williams commented, “The National Social Care Conference is a unique opportunity to engage with colleagues and partners from across the social care sector in order to learn from each other and to drive the sector forward. Our line-up of speakers and workshops offer a wider perspective on social care, beyond Wales, that will hopefully inspire much discussion and debate on addressing the issues that affect our services.

“We’re pleased that our partnership this year with Social Care Wales has allowed us to widen the participation in this event to offer practitioners an opportunity to learn and develop their knowledge and skills.”

CEO of Social Care Wales, Sue Evans added, “We’re pleased to be co-organising the National Social Care Conference in partnership with ADSS Cymru for the first time this year. The conference is an important event in the social care calendar in Wales giving social care professionals at all levels an opportunity to come together to hear from experts, politicians and motivational speakers; share ideas and good practice; and find out about the latest social care news, research and resources.

“We hope this year’s conference will have something for everyone with plenaries, talks, workshops and learning sessions around our core themes of care at home, dementia, children who are looked after and workforce issues. We’ve also recognised that not everyone is able to attend the full two-day conference, so to make it more accessible we’re making half-day tickets available that provide access to the learning sessions and exhibitor hall rather than the full conference. I’m very much looking forward to this year’s conference and I hope to see you in September.