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State of Caring Conference 2020 Presentations

Thank you for attending the State of Caring Conference 2020.

Below you'll find copies of all presentations from the day.

Welcome and introduction

David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian 

State of Caring 2020

Helen Walker, CEO, Carers UK

Opening Keynote:

Helen Whately MP, Minister of State for Care, Department for Health and Social Care

Supporting carers across the NHS

Dr Raj Patel, MBE MBChB FRCGP, Deputy National Medical Director of Primary Care for NHS England

Breakout sessions

NHS & Social Care in COVID-19

Jen Kenward, Experience of Care Lead – Carers, NHS England

Debbie Hustings, Partnership Manager (Carers), Surrey Heartlands Integrated Care System and Terry Hawkins, Chief Executive, Crossroads Care Surrey

Jane Weller, Joint Commissioner Health & Social Care, Liverpool County Council

Asher Beever, Senior Services Manager – Carers, N-Compass

Chair: Emily Holzhausen OBE, Director of Policy and Public Affairs, Carers UK

Innovation and caring: COVID-19 acceleration of technology enabled care

Mark Allen, Head of Tech and Digitally Enabled Care, Hampshire County Council

Samantha Watkins, Managing Director, Delta Wellbeing

Rupert Lawrence, Head of amica24

Chair: Alyson Scurfield, CEO, TSA

Work and care in COVID-19

Jonny Briggs, Group Head, Talent Acquisition, Aviva

Maria Green-Lynch, Health Improvement Specialist (Carers’ Champion), Wakefield Council & Lisa Ward, HR Advisor – Service Improvement, Wakefield Council

Shereen Morgan, Diversity & Inclusion Manager, Centrica

Julie Bigwood, Service Manager, Bank of England

Fatima Khan Shah, Programme Director, Unpaid Carers and Personalised Care Programmes, West Yorkshire & Harrogate ICS

Chair: Katherine Wilson, Head of Employers for Carers, Carers UK

Young carers and parent carers: Getting support right - what we have learned from COVID-19

Una Summerson, Head of Policy and Campaigns, Contact and Kay Moore, National Parent Carer Forum

Helen Leadbitter, National Young Carers Lead, The Children's Society

Claire Easton, Chief Executive, North Tyneside Carers Centre, and Susan Meins, Commissioning Manager, North Tyneside Council

Chair: Dr Helen Brown, Trustee, Carers UK

Lunch break

Welcome back & real time poll

David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian

Carers in conversation

Plenary session - poster presentations

Linda Eades, Head of Caring & Health Services, Charity for Civil Servants

Christopher Robertson, Managing Director, Don't Tone Alone CIC

Samantha Walker, Senior Operations Manager for Health and Social Care, PeoplePlus

Simon Brown, Founder & CEO, FamilyCarersNet

Panel discussion: social care post COVID-19

David Pearson CBE, Chair, Social Care Sector COVID-19 Support Taskforce

James Bullion, ADASS President

Dr Jane Townson, CEO, UK Homecare Association

Vic Rayner, Executive Director, National Care Forum

Round-up of the day

David Brindle, Public Services Editor, The Guardian 

The Last Word

Helen Walker, CEO, Carers UK


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