Everyone needs to Care – developing a highly skilled, supported and engaged care workforce

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WEDNESDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 2017

COLLEGE DEVELOPMENT NETWORK, CASTLE BUSINESS PARK, STIRLING

ONE-DAY CONFERENCE

Event Outline

Being held in partnership with College Development Network (CDN), this ‘by invitation’ conference will bring together an invited audience of senior management and workforce leads from across Scotland’s social care services – including health and social care partnerships, independent and third sector care providers, the NHS and Scotland’s colleges. It will explore the following key themes:

  • Integration and the changing models of social care delivery
  • the shared challenges and opportunities this presents to Scotland’s care workforce
  • the new national care standards and how colleges and service providers can work together to ensure workforce training and skillsets meet evolving care service needs and re-design
  • developing attractive career pathways in care
  • a career in care in 2025 – the skillsets required for our future care workers

The demographic pressures facing health and social care services have been well documented. Between 2012 and 2037, Scotland’s pensionable age population is estimated to increase in number by 27% … compared to a 4% rise in the working age population and a 5% increase in the number of children. Although this doesn’t necessarily indicate that the number of older people requiring care will rise by a similar margin over the same period, a significant increase is widely anticipated. And with Scotland’s healthy life expectancy rate (the number of years people can expect to live in good health) remaining largely stagnant over the last decade, it is likely that a larger number of older people will require care and support for longer.

Within a climate of limited public finances and resources, Health and Social Care services are being transformed to try to meet this challenge. The ‘Right People, Right Place, Right Time’ principle aims to ensure Scotland’s population continues to receive high quality person-centred care delivered in the most appropriate setting for the individual and their family – often in a home based or homely setting rather than in hospital. Carers are central to this approach.

Just over 200,000 people work in social work and social care in Scotland, around one in 13 people in employment. Many more may be required to meet future demand for care services. Popular perception holds that carers are overworked and undervalued – performing mundane, ‘low level’ tasks with little opportunity for career progression or personal development. In reality, a career in care presents multiple pathways and opportunities into employment and further and higher education programmes (e.g. clinical, community, education, and management settings) with associated remuneration and benefits’ packages. A career in Care is an extremely rewarding area of work where you can really make a difference to people’s lives – see what students and former students say.

So how can we work together to engage, support and upskill our current care workforce? How can we develop career pathways that are attractive to potential care workers of the future? And what attitudes, skillsets and qualifications will our future care workforce require to continue to meet evolving service needs and demands?

Supported by

Speakers

Richard Robinson

Audit Manager, Audit Scotland

Henry Mathias

Strategic Lead, Health and Social Care Standards, Care Inspectorate

Audrey Cumberford

Principal & Chief Executive, West College Scotland

Professor George Crooks OBE

Chief Executive Officer, Digital Health & Care Institute

Dr John Kemp

Interim Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council

Phillip Gillespie

Head of Learning and Development, Scottish Social Services Council

Dr Donald Macaskill

Chief Executive, Scottish Care

Lesley Joyce

Head of Service Humanities, Care and Services, Scottish Qualifications Authority

Sybil Lang

Health Education Development Officer, College Development Network

Lyndsay Lauder

Head of Workforce Development, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde

Professor Paul Martin CBE

Depute Principal, University of the West of Scotland

Dylan White

Foundation Apprenticeship Regional Manager, Skills Development Scotland

Cath Cooney

House of Care Programme Director, The ALLIANCE

Alex Davidson

Chair, Scottish Adult Protection Convenors and Independent Chair, Perth and Kinross Adult Protection Committee

Agenda

0845–0930      Registration and morning refreshments

0930–0940      Chair’s Opening Remarks
Alex Davidson, Chair of the Scottish Adult Protection Convenors’ Committee and Independent Chair, Perth and Kinross Adult Protection Committee

0940–0950      Welcome Address
Audrey Cumberford, ‎Principal and Chief Executive, West College Scotland

Session 1: Right people, right place, right time

0950–1010      Keynote Address
Richard Robinson, Audit Manager, Audit Scotland

1010–1030      Scotland’s new Health and Social Care Standards – implications for higher and further education
Henry Mathias, Strategic Lead, Health and Social Care Standards, Care Inspectorate

1030–1050      Keynote Address
Dr John Kemp, Interim Chief Executive, Scottish Funding Council and Dylan White, Foundation Apprenticeship Regional Manager, Skills Development Scotland

1050–1110      Joint Question and Answer Session

1110–1130       Tea and coffee break, networking

Session 2: Working together to develop care workforces

1130–1155       Imagining better: the potential of the care workforce
Dr Donald Macaskill, Chief Executive, Scottish Care

1155–1215      NHS and College partnership working
Lyndsay Lauder, ‎Head of Workforce Development, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde and Sybil Lang, Health Education Development Officer, College Development Network

1215–1235      Workforce and long term conditions: what people and services can achieve together
Cath Cooney, House of Care Programme Director, The ALLIANCE

1235–1300      Joint Question and Answer Session

1300–1345      Lunch and networking

1345–1350      Chair’s Welcome Back

Session 3: Future-proofing our care workforce – Ensuring training and skills meet evolving service needs and re-design

1350–1410      Qualifications for Career Pathways in Care
Lesley Joyce, Head of Service Humanities, Care and Services, Scottish Qualifications Authority

1410–1430      Learning and development of the social services workforce within the context of integrated services
Phillip Gillespie, ‎Head of Learning and Development, Scottish Social Services Council

1430–1450      A career in nursing in 2025 – the attitudes, skillsets and qualifications required for our future nursing workforce
Professor Paul Martin CBE, Depute Principal, University of the West of Scotland

1450–1500      Joint Question and Answer Session

1500–1520      The Rise of Digital Health and Care, White Knight or White Elephant?
Professor George Crooks OBE, Chief Executive Officer, Digital Health and Care institute

1520–1530      Question and Answer Session

1530    Chair’s round-up and closing remarks

Venue

Hosted by

College Development Network,
Argyll Court,
Castle Business Park,
Stirling,
FK9 4TY

t: 01786 892 000

www.collegedevelopmentnetwork.ac.uk/about-us/contact-us/