Main Conference and Workshop Programme

The main conference is aimed at Directors and Senior Managers of Local Authority Social Services, Welsh Assembly Members, Welsh Assembly Government Civil Servants, Elected Council Members, as well as Senior Managers from the voluntary, independent, health, education and housing sectors.

To book your conference delegate place please click HERE

Day one – Wednesday 12th September

08.30amExhibition Opens
Registration and Refreshments
09.30 - 10.00Conference Opens

Welcome by Conference Chairs:
Jenny Williams, ADSS Cymru and Arwel Ellis-Owen OBE, Social Care Wales
Voice of the Citizen
A word from our Conference Sponsor - NSPCC
Dora Stoutzker Hall
10.00- 10.15Keynote address from the Minister for Children, Clder People & Social Care, Huw Irranca-Davies AMDora Stoutzker Hall
10.15 - 10.45Nazir Azfal OBE
"Less 'lesson learned' & more 'get it right first time'"

Nazir is one of the new National Advisors for Violence against Women, gender-based violence, domestic abuse and sexual violence.

He was Chief Crown Prosecutor for North West England from 2011 to 2015.
and led teams responsible for some of the highest profile cases in the country, including the child abuse case in Rochdale and the prosecution of Stuart Hall.
Dora Stoutzker Hall
10.45 - 11.15REFRESHMENTS
11.15 - 12.15Dementia and the Arts:

Drama + Music and those living with Dementia

With contributions from:
The drama group - Re-Live/Memoria;
The findings of “The Commission on Dementia and Music”;
The choir - Music in Mind.

Karin Diamond / Sally Bowell/Sarah Miles
Dora Stoutzker Hall
12.15 - 13.30LUNCH and EXHIBITION
+ Fringe Events
13.30 - 14.05
Keynote Speaker – Fiona Phillips
Fiona is a supporter of many charities frequently related to conditions affecting her family, her mother suffered from breast cancer before dying on 15 May 2006 from Alzheimer's disease. Fiona took a break from her work for GMTV, and has since supported many organisations associated with the two diseases

Dora Stoutzker Hall
14.05 - 15.00Workshops (Simultaneous)
1. Sally Bowell, International Longevity Centre – UK
2. Hayley Clark, Helen Gazzola and Emma Popo, NSPCC
3. Lydia Hayes, Author of Stories of care: a labour of law
4. Heléna Herklots CBE, Older People's Commissioner for Wales
5. Nicola Stubbins, Vice President, ADSS Cymru
Vanessa Young, Director, Welsh NHS Confederation
6. Simon Pickthall, Vanguard Cymru
7. Dr Diane Burns, Sheffield University
Adrian Roper, Cartrefi Cymru
Sue Evans, Social Care Wales
8. Karen Evans, Denbighshire Children’s Services

Dora Stoutzker Hall
Seligman Studio
Simon Gibson Studio
Shirley Bassey Studio
Rowe-Beddoe Studio
Studio 2
Ystafell Foyle Room
Ystafell Carne Room
15.00 - 15.30REFRESHMENTS
15.30 - 16.30Plenary
Chair: Arwel Ellis Owen OBE, Social Care Wales

Spending more on health care is the expensive way to buy good health:
– a case for social services
– Studies from Canada, England and the United States and their application to Wales.
Dr Dan Dutton, Professor, Dalhousie University, Nova Scotia, Canada

Professor Ceri J. Phillips, Professor of Health Economics, College of Human and Health Sciences, Swansea University, Wales

Dora Stoutzker Hall
16.30 - 17.30Workshops (Simultaneous)
9. Dan Dutton & Ceri Phillips - Follow up to Plenary Session
10. Michael Dolan, CEO Careworks
Lucy Jones, Regional WCCIS Business Change Manager – Western Bay
Tracey Bell, WCCIS Regional Product Specialist Manager
11. Mary Ryan & Sally Ann Jenkins, Co-authors of Care Crises Review: Options for Change report
12. Dennis Verge, Basis
13. Jonathan Griffiths, Director of Social Services Pembrokeshire County Council
Jon Day, Assistant Director Workforce, Social Care Wales
14. Sue Morgan, National Director for Primary & Community Care
15. Jan Sensier, Dep Director, OPG
16. Adrian Smith, Data Unit Cymru

Dora Stoutzker Hall
Seligman Studio

Simon Gibson Studio
Shirley Bassey Studio
Rowe-Beddoe Studio

Studio 2
Ystafell Foyle Room
17.30Close of Day 1 Conference

Day Two – Thursday 13th September

08.30Exhibition Opens
Registration and Refreshments
09.15 - 09.45Welcome by Conference Chairs:
Jenny Williams, ADSS Cymru,
Arwel Ellis-Owen OBE, Social Care Wales
Followed by: “Citizens Voice”
09.45 - 10.00Albert Heaney
Director of Social Services and Integration
Welsh Government
10.00 - 10.30A new era of collaboration across health and social care?

A joint session by Alex Howells and Sue Evans, chief executives of Health Education and Improvement Wales (HEIW) and Social Care Wales explaining how we should respond to the opportunities arising from the Parliamentary Review to provide a seamless service across health and social care.
10.30 - 11.00Dr Helen Beckett

Director, The International Centre: Researching child sexual exploitation, violence and trafficking & Reader in Child Protection and Children's Rights

University of Bedfordshire
11.30 - 12.00Simon Duffy

Founder and Director of the Centre for Welfare Reform. He speaks regularly on television and radio about the welfare state and social policy. He is best known for inventing personal budgets and for designing systems of self-directed support.
- The challenges facing care and the social care workforce
12.00 - 12.30 Richard McCann:

An inspirational speaker with a unique story.

Despite tragic losses, and a period of dabbling with drugs and prison, Richard decided to turn his life around. He grew to become a motivational speaker and loving family man.
Richard has delivered over 2000 presentations around the world, inspiring audiences with his story of overcoming adversity.
12.30 - 12.45Close of Conference 2018 - Key Messages

Jenny Williams, President of ADSS Cymru and Sue Evans, Chief Executive of Social Care Wales