Policy Forum for Wales

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

Morning, Tuesday, 11th July 2017

Jurys Inn Cardiff, 1 Park Place, Cardiff CF10 3DN


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 assess priorities for the development and implementation of a national dementia strategy, as the Welsh Government considers its response to its recent consultation, 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

Daisy Cole

Director of Wellbeing and Empowerment, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Guest of Honour

Daisy Cole

Director of Wellbeing and Empowerment, Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Keynote Speakers

David Francis

Assistant Chief Inspector, Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales

Michael Trickey

Programme Director, Wales Public Services 2025

Gerry Evans

Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Regulation and Intelligence, Social Care Wales


Lynne Neagle AM

Chair, Cross-Party Group on Dementia

Caroline Jones AM

Member, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee


Dr Firdaus Adenwalla

Consultant Physician, Neath Port Talbot Hospital

Julie Boothroyd

Head of Adult Services, Monmouthshire County Council

Nigel Hullah

Campaigner, Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project (DEEP)

Ruth Crowder

Policy Officer Wales, Royal College of Occupational Therapists

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

Meinir Evans

Owner and Principal, ME Law

Mario Kreft

Chair, Care Forum Wales