Policy Forum for Wales

Priorities for older people’s care in Wales - funding, new models and working towards a ‘dementia friendly Wales’

Morning, Wednesday, 20th June 2018

Central Cardiff


This timely seminar is bringing together policymakers and key stakeholders to discuss priorities for older people’s care in Wales.

It will be an opportunity to discuss the implementation of the recently released Dementia Action Plan - looking at the challenges for meeting the needs of patients and supporting the wider circle of service users, including carers and NHS staff, as well as raising public dementia awareness.

The seminar also follows the recently released Parliamentary Review of Health and Social Care, which focused on issues arising from changing demographics, and delegates will consider the review’s call to prioritise integration, resources for and the development of new models of care for older people.

Further sessions will focus on the opportunities for improving the regulation and governance of older people’s care - in response to varying standards - as well as the future role of bodies including health boards, local authorities and private care organisations in the effective delivery of services.

Attendees will also discuss priorities for enhancing standards in care homes, following the recent report from the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales, which calls for further action to be taken by the Welsh Government.

Guest of Honour

Senior speaker confirmed from the office of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Guest of Honour

Senior speaker confirmed from the office of the Older People’s Commissioner for Wales

Keynote Speaker

Professor Vanessa Burholt

Director, Centre for Innovative Ageing, Swansea University


Rhun ap Iorwerth AM

Member, Health, Social Care and Sport Committee and Member, Cross-Party Group on Dementia


Jane Hutt AM,

Member, Finance Committee and External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee

Rob Kempson

Admiral Nurse Clinical Lead, Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board

Councillor Tessa Hodgson

Cabinet Member for Social Services, Pembrokeshire County Council

Emma Quaeck

DementiaGo Project Manager, Gwynedd Council

Sue Phelps

Country Director, Alzheimer’s Society Cymru

Anne Caloe

Housing Manager, Wales & West Housing

Len Richards

Chief Executive, Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

Siôn Jones

Partner, LE Wales

Bronagh Scott

Executive Director of Nursing, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dr Sharon Williams

Senior Lecturer, Department of Public Health, Policy and Social Sciences, Swansea University

Chris Roberts

Campaigner, Dementia Engagement and Empowerment Project

Speaker confirmed from Board of Community Health Councils in Wales

Rob Tovey

Head of Quality, Home Instead Senior Care