The passing of the Care Act heralds a long-anticipated modernisation of social care for vulnerable people, and has been in force since 1 April 2015. It has brought new duties for local authorities and new rights for service users and carers; along with new opportunities for providers.
The session will outline the information, advice, guidance, and advocacy requirements of the Act and examine the challenges and gaps, establishing what this means for Sandwell. Attendees will also learn about the commissioning intentions for 2015-2017. The session will take place at Sandwell Council House (Chamber and Annexes) on Friday 15 May 2015, 9.00am to 1.00pm.
The key speakers and topics will be:
Frankie Higgins (Commissioning Manager) – Information, advice and guidance
Beverley Stevens (Commissioner) – Advocacy
Sam Hay (Commissioning Manager) – Commissioning intentions
Interactive group workshops will then be facilitated by the Adult Social Care Commissioning team. Along with presentations and workshops there will be a question and answer session concerning key issues and queries and a chance to meet the Adult Social Care Commissioning Team and Senior Staff.
This will be a target audience event aimed at key statutory and voluntary sector stakeholders who are able to influence their organisation at a senior level. Spaces are limited to two people per organisation. To reserve your place for the event, please send your request to ASC_Admin@Sandwell.gov.uk by 8 May 2015. If the event is substantially oversubscribed a reserve list will form the basis of running the session again.