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Next steps for older people's care: finance, new models of care and the National Dementia Strategy

Event Type: Seminar
Location: Venue tbc, Cardiff
Dates: 11 July 2017
Conference Website: http://www.policyforumforwales.co.uk/conference/older-peoples-care-Wales-2017/23407
Contact Email: info@forumsupport.co.uk

Next steps for older people's care: finance, new models of care and the National Dementia Strategy Morning, Tuesday, 11th July 2017 Central Cardiff THIS EVENT IS CPD CERTIFIED

Guest of Honour Sarah Rochira, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

This seminar focuses on the future of older people's care in Wales, including changes to inspection and regulation arrangements, new models of care, challenges for finance and dementia care.

The seminar takes place as the Welsh Government moves forward with plans for Local Health Boards and councils to pool budgets and delivery of health and social services.

It also comes as policymakers and stakeholders plan the implementation of the Regulation and Inspection of Social Care (Wales) Act from April 2018 which includes a new regulation and inspection framework with potentially substantial implications for quality, accountability and patient safety. It also follows the announcement of £35m a year additional funds for social care, an increase in the maximum charge for domiciliary care and plans to raise the capital threshold before which charges are incurred for residential care to rise to £50,000 by 2021.

Delegates will assess priorities for the development and implementation of a national dementia strategy, as the Welsh Government considers its response to its recent consultation, alongside the potential for improved diagnosis, innovation and patient experience within dementia care. Further sessions will consider next steps in the regulation of older people’s care, strategies for moving from acute care to care in the community and options for the future of social care finance.