See below for our outline programme, with more details and speakers coming soon.

Thursday 19 November

Pre-conference – Time to register and sign up to sessions, download your Delegate Pack.

15:00 – Welcome and Conference opening

The conference will officially be opened by the ADSS Cymru President, Nicola Stubbins.

15:30 – Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething MS

The Minister will present the social care and health priorities for Welsh Government.

15:45 – Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan MS

16:00 – Deputy Director General for Health and Social Care, Albert Heaney

16:30 – Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care

17:00-18:00 – Networking breakout rooms

Networking opportunities to discuss key messages, and social time (perhaps hosted by a separate Director in each breakout room)

Friday 20 November

9:30 – Day 2 of the conference opens

The second day of the conference will be opened by ADSS Cymru President Nicola Stubbins, who’ll introduce out first speaker.

David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian
David has won awards for his coverage of social services, mental health, nursing and disability issues. He is a trustee of 2Care, a charity working with people with mental health problems and dementia and served for nine years on the board of Housing 21, a housing and care provider for older people.

10:15 – Session Details TBC

10:30-12:00 – Concurrent webinars

1. Children’s services – hosted by the All Wales Heads of Children’s Services (AWHOCS)

10.30 – 10.40 – Greeting by Marian Parry-Hughes, chair of AWHOCS

10.40 – 11.15 – Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland

11.15 – 12.00 – Children’s Services Panel Session

Further details TBC

2. Adults services – hosted by the All Wales Heads of Adult Services  (AWASH)

10.30 – 10.40 – Greeting by Gill Pratlett, chair of AWHOCS

10.40 – 11.15 – Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Heléna Herklots CBE

11.15 – 12.00 – Adults Services Panel Session

Further details TBC

12:00-12:30 – Networking lunch

12:30-13:00 – Speaker TBC

Details TBC

13:00-13:45 – Panel session chaired by David Brindle

Details TBC

13:45-14:00 – Close of Conference

ADSS President, Nicola Stubbins will close the conference.