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.