See below for our latest draft programme, with more details 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.

15:20 – Minister for Health and Social Services, Vaughan Gething MS

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

15:35 – Deputy Minister for Health and Social Services, Julie Morgan MS

15:50 – Deputy Director General for Health and Social Services, Albert Heaney

16:20 – Councillor Huw David (Bridgend), WLGA Spokesperson for Health and Social Care

16:35 – Comfort Break

16:45-17:30 – Networking, Learning and Well-being Sessions

Networking opportunities to discuss key messages, learning events, well-being activities

Approx 8 sessions will take place concurrently. Further information to follow.

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 our first speaker.

David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian

10:15 – Social Care Wales, Celebrating Success

10:30-12:00 – Two concurrent webinars will take place

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

10.30 – 10.45 – Greeting by Marian Parry-Hughes, chair of AWHOCS

Overview of the year from a children’s services perspective – examples of good practices and appreciation for the work being carried out. 

10.45 – 11.15 – Children’s Commissioner for Wales, Sally Holland

11.15 – 12.00 – Children’s Services Panel Session

Speakers from within children’s services give their perspectives. To be followed by virtual Q&A

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

10.30 – 10.45 – Greeting by Gill Pratlett, chair of AWASH

Overview of the year from an adults’ services perspective – examples of good practices and appreciation for the work being carried out. 

10.45 – 11.15 – Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, Heléna Herklots CBE

11.15 – 12.00 – Adults Services Panel Session

The session will present a series of videos that give an insight into how Adult Services are currently being delivered in Wales.  The videos will be punctuated with a panel discussion including representatives from the AWASH group. To be followed by virtual Q&A 

12:00-12:30 – Lunch

12:30-13:00 – Gillian Baranski, Chief Inspector of Care Inspectorate Wales

13:00-13:45 – An Interview with Tracy Daszkiewicz

Former Director of Public Health in Wiltshire, and current Deputy Director of Population Health and Wellbeing at Public Health England, Tracy will give her account of her lead role in the management of the Salisbury poisonings public health crisis, in an interview hosted by David Brindle, includes a Q&A.

13:45-14:00 – Close of Conference

ADSS President, Nicola Stubbins will close the conference.