Reforming Adult Social Care: Examining The Law Commission's Recommendations
13th October 2011   |   10am - 4.15pm   |   Westminster, London

The publication of the Law Commission's three-year review into adult social care signals the biggest reform in 60 years for the profession.  Its proposals outline sweeping changes to service provision and working practices, including the creation of a new national system setting out the basic support that all local authorities in England and Wales must offer.

Delegates at this Westminster Briefing Conference will examine the review's recommendations and its implications.  Participants will discuss the new structures and approaches to social care, as well as current initiatives and measures.  Throughout the day delegates will have the chance to engage with the panel, investigating key issues such as:

  • An overview of the Law Commission's review: the key recommendations of the report
  • The Government's response
  • The new assessment framework for service users and carers
  • Broadening and streamlining eligibility criteria and ensuring services for all
  • Enhancing the protection of adults and new measures to tackle abuse

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Frances Patterson QC, Public Law Commissioner, Law Commission
  • Peter Hay, President, ADASS
  • Ruth Cartwright, Manager, The British Association of Social Workers
  • Tim Spencer-Lane, Public Law Team, Law Commission
  • (Chair) Paul Cann, Chief Executive, Age UK Oxfordshire

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