Policy Forum for Wales

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

Tuesday, 11th July 2017

Central Cardiff


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 asses priorities for the development and implementation of a national nementia strategy, following the consultation recently launched by the Welsh Government, 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.

Guest of Honour

Sarah Rochira

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Guest of Honour

Sarah Rochira

Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Keynote Speakers

David Francis

Assistant Chief Inspector, Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Chris Tidswell

Head, CIPFA Wales

Gerry Evans

Director of Regulation and Professional Standards, Care Council for Wales


Lynne Neagle AM

Chair, Cross-Party Group on Dementia


Nigel Hullah

Campaigner, Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)

Morag Olsen

Chief Operating Officer, Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board

Bronagh Scott

Director of Nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board and Chair, Gwent Regional Dementia Board

Mario Kreft

Chair, Care Forum Wales