IPC at the National Children and Adults Services Conference 2019

The National Children and Adult Services Conference (NCAS) - held at the Bournemouth International Centre from Wednesday 20 November to Friday 22 November - is the annual opportunity for those with an interest in social care, children’s services, education, health and related fields to network with peers and hear the very latest thinking on key policy and improvement agendas. The programme will consist of a mix of keynote and ministerial addresses and other significant plenary sessions by key players in the sector. More details of the complete conference programme are here.

Developing an outcome-focused approach to domiciliary care – how difficult can it really be?

What is an outcome-focused specification and how can you measure the impact of your work? These are the questions IPC Assistant Director, Philip Provenzano, and Interim Assistant Director - Commissioning and Partnerships, Isle of Wight Adult Social Care and Health, Laura Gaudion, will be addressing along with the audience at Speakers Corner at NCAS. The aim is to collaboratively share the lessons around the benefits of an outcome-focused approach, as well as widening understanding around, ‘What is an outcome?’, ‘How can impact can be measured?’ and ‘How can we develop the approach co-productively with providers?’

Speakers’ Corner is designed for quick fire pitches on key topics in informal groups with the idea of sharing and discussing innovations. Bring your ideas and experiences, and join Philip and Laura to hear theirs: 1.15pm, Wednesday 20th October

Supporting market shaping in the adult care market

Supporting councils to shape adult social care markets sits at the heart of a workshop session to be presented by IPC Director, Fiona Richardson, on day two of NCASC. Market shaping is the practice of local authorities working closely with other relevant partners to encourage and facilitate the whole market for care and support services in its region. IPC undertook a review of council’s market position statements early in the year, to help local authorities to improve their market-shaping practice and Fiona will share highlights of this work to help disseminate best practice.

Details of the session TW13 Adult Care Markets: shaping for the future, 9.30 on Thursday 21 November, are here. Download the workshop presentation here.

Meet us at NCASC 

Got a question? Why not talk to Fiona Richardson, Philip Provenzano or our other IPC Directors, Keith Moultrie and Katy Burch, at the NCAS conference. Look out for our team or email in advance to set up a meeting.