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
13:00-13:45 – Panel session chaired by David Brindle
13:45-14:00 – Close of Conference
ADSS President, Nicola Stubbins will close the conference.