9 July 2020 – CT Webinar: Reimagining, recovery, and resilience in social care
- July 9, 2020
- 12:30 pm to 1:30 pm
- Zoom (online)
The House of Commons Health and Social Care Committee is gathering evidence for its reconvened funding and workforce inquiry. Meanwhile the media has highlighted the disjointed links between health and care during the pandemic. And it took weeks to face up to Covid-19 deaths in care homes and begin testing.
Local authorities have long spoken of the broken social care system, with budgets in danger of being exhausted; while the pay of care staff has now come to the fore among the public.
Key questions that the panel will discuss include:
- What has been the reality for care providers during the pandemic?
- What lessons can be learned from the difficulties that care providers have had to tackle, as well as the positives and the relationships that have been built?
- What will the future of care to look like? Will there be further cuts to stave off local authority bankruptcy? Or is there finally the national and government will to create the social care system we all know is needed: with professional, well-paid and respected staff; a proper career structure; respect and best-in-class support for unpaid and family carers?
Join us to discuss these issues and more!
Liz Zacharias, Care & Support Lead, Campbell Tickell
Liz oversees CT’s care and support consultancy. She is involved in supporting organisations with strategic planning and mergers, partnership development and strategic evaluation and development. Liz brings on the ground experience of housing with care and support, as well as sound knowledge of the wider policy frameworks impacting on supported housing and independent living.
Paula Murphy, Director, Hestia
Paula has significant experience of working in community engagement and represented the patient voice on the first Healthwatch England Special Inquiry on Unsafe Discharge. She also was instrumental in co-producing the award-winning ‘Dignity Champions’ programme, supporting the peer assessment of care services. Paula has significant experience of disability equality having worked as a policy advisor developing best practice initiatives in assessments, accessibility and training.
Julie Doyle, Chief Executive, Longhurst Group
With over 30 years’ experience in the housing sector, Julie is committed to ensuring Longhurst Group continues to realise its ambition of being a leading developer that improves people’s lives by providing high-quality housing and care and support services.
Julie is also a member of the Board for the Anchor Hanover Group and is a Trustee for the Helping Harry Trust who recently launched Harry’s Pledge, a united national commitment to support, recognise and champion carers.
Hayley Charlesworth, The Helping Harry Trust
Hayley Charlesworth is a mother, fundraiser, marketer and public speaker, who is committed to raising awareness and supporting families of children suffering from severe disabilities.
In March 2015, Hayley’s son Harry was born with spastic quadriplegic cerebral palsy and many other complex needs. In response, Hayley and her family set-up The Helping Harry Trust to raise vital funds that continue to contribute towards Harry’s ongoing care, including specialist equipment and extensive physiotherapy.
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